February 2018 Work Related Incidents Reported to WorkSafeBC

Injury Type: Puncture wound to leg

Core Activity: Framing or residential forming
Location: Lower Mainland
Date of Incident: 2018-Feb ID Number: 2018184480001
A worker infilling an elevator core wall inadvertently discharged a nail gun into his leg.

Injury Type: Upper body fracture, suspected head injury

Core Activity: Painting or wallpapering
Location: Vancouver Island/Coastal B.C.
Date of Incident: 2018-Feb ID Number: 2018171900009
A painter working alone fell about 7 feet from a metal access frame scaffold set up inside a building.

Injury Type: Eye irritation

Core Activity: Bridge, overpass, or viaduct construction or repair
Location: Lower Mainland
Date of Incident: 2018-Feb ID Number: 2018180140003
While the boom on a rough-terrain mobile crane was retracting, the crane’s engine caught fire. A worker attempting to extinguish the fire was inadvertently sprayed with a fire extinguisher. The fire was eventually extinguished by the local fire department.

Injury Type: Soreness

Core Activity: Structural concrete forming
Location: Lower Mainland
Date of Incident: 2018-Feb ID Number: 2018183330001
A worker was operating mobile equipment to place a 24-foot formwork panel when the mobile equipment rolled onto its side, injuring the worker.

Injury Type: Concussion

Core Activity: House or other wood frame contracting, construction, or renovation work
Location: Lower Mainland
Date of Incident: 2018-Feb ID Number: 2018175280002
A worker was on a manufactured scaffold plank on a single-stage scaffold, measuring a truss system. The worker fell 5 feet to the wood floor of the house under renovation.