Contact, Crush & Collision Injuries
Contact, crush and collision injuries occur when people and objects meet. These injuries may be collisions between people and equipment in hallways. People are injured when they are struck by or caught or crushed by a piece of moving machinery. Sometimes on work sites, people are struck by flying debris, a slamming door, hydraulic gate or a swinging tool. This category of injury ranges from abrasions to cave-ins.
The most common location where a contact, crush, or collision injury occurs involves a person’s hand or fingers.