19 accidents at the workplace (OHS)

Accidents at the workplace in English. In this post you will get to know 19 words and expressions used when describing accidents. If you want to practise new words you can go to the bottom of the site and do the exercises.

This lesson is a part of a series of lesson dealing with learning Occupational Health and Safety English. If you want to learn more OHS English go here – you will find a lesson about causes of accidents.

List of 19 accidents at the workplace:

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania fall verb
fall from the stairs
fall off the ladder
trip over something
slip on something
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania hit your head
hit one’s head
be hit by a falling object
be caught in a machine
burn oneself
be electrocuted
cut oneself
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania break a leg
break a leg
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania break neck
break neck
twist / sprain an ankle
bruise onself / get a bruise
strain one’s back
be / get injured
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania lose a finger
lose a finger
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania poisoning
poison oneself
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania die in an accident
die in an accident

Exercise 1. Fill in the table with the past forms of the verbs.

present formpast form
bewas / were
hithit
slipslipped
break
get
fall
trip
bruise
lose
die
twist
bruise
cut

Exercise 2. Complete the sentences with a verb.

  1. Her hair was …………………..in a machine.
  2. He ……………and …………………his ankle.
  3. Tom was ……… by a falling brick.
  4. Linda lost her balance and ……….. from the stairs
  5. Jerry tripped and ……………………his arm.
  6. He was ……………..by a forklift.
  7. The machine was not working properly and he was………………..

Exercise 3. Match the words.

1.tripa.one’s back
2.slipb.electrocuted
3.fallc.over something
4.strain d.on something
5.bee.off a ladder

Exercise 4. Complete witm ‘more’ or ‘less’.

  1. Slips are ………………..common than breaks.
  2. Cuts are………………..common than falls.
  3. Bruises are ……………common than poisoning.
  4. Sprains are …………..common than breaks.
  5. Injuries are ……………common than deaths.
  6. ………………………………………………………
  7. ………………………………………………………

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