Health Care and Social Assistance

Industry Summary

Between 2014 and 2015, the Health Care and Social Assistance industry saw employment growth of only 2.6%. There are an average of 13 workers at each of the 1,417,914 establishments in the United States. Over the past 5 years this industry has recorded an accident rate of over 2 times (0% more) the average for the Industry.

On Monday, January 28th 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in New York, NY after learning of an incident at Lenox Hill Hospital-Northwell Health which had occured on Monday, January 21st 2019. A 70 year old Janitor had been injured when the janitor was attacked by patient resulting in injury to face
OSHA ID113045.015
Accident Date2019-01-21
Accident DegreeHospitalized injury
NarrativeAt 8:25 p.m. on January 1, 2019, an employee was performing janitorial activities. The employee was unexpectedly attacked by a patient. The employee sustained injuries to face and head.
OSHA investigators arrived in Coeur D Alene, ID on Friday, January 11th 2019 and began an accident investigation at Coeur D'Alene Of Cascadia Llc . A 58 year old had been killed when the
OSHA ID113053.015
Accident Date2019-01-05
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 10:00 p.m. on January 5, 2019, Employee #1, a CNA was attending to a resident with the assistance of Employee #2 who is also a CNA. Employee #1 was changing the adult underclothes of the resident which were soiled. Employee #2 was keeping the resident calm so that Employee #1 could attend to the resident's personal hygiene. The resident gouged Employee #1 with her fingernails leaving a "seven" or "v" shaped wound which was bleeding. The Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital on 1/9/2019 for septic shock. Group A streptococcus was found in the right forearm lesion.
The accident investigation below was opened on Monday, November 19th 2018 by OSHA representitives in Houma, LA which had occured previously at Houma Orthopedic Clinic. A 55 year old Machinery maintenance occupation had been killed when the
OSHA ID111241.015
Accident Date2018-11-15
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 5:30 p.m. on November 15, 2018, an employee was rigging a crane to lift some pylons from a barge.The rigging chain broke and the rigging pulley hit the employee in the head. The employee was killed from his head injury.

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Inspection Records: 26520
Inspection Rate: 0.13
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Accident Records: 1070