Amarillo Texas is a city of roughly 320,000 people located in the southwestern corner of the state. Amarillo sees an average of one machinery accident per month. Each one of these accidents can lead to serious injuries or even death. When it comes to machinery accidents, it is important to be aware of the risks involved. Make sure to always wear protective equipment and stay briefed on the latest safety precautions. If you have been injured in a machinery accident, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced lawyer.
Amarillo is home to a number of manufacturing companies. Some of the more well-known companies that are located in Amarillo include
|Affiliated Foods, Inc.
Plains Dairy, L.L.C.
Amarillo Gear Company LLC
Gri Towers Texas Inc.
Micro Beef Technologies, Ltd.
X F Enterprises, Inc.
J. Lee Milligan, Inc.
|Excel Machinery, Ltd.
Amarillo Custom Box Co.
Miller Paper Company
Cramer Computer Supplies, Ltd
Ssi Foods LLC
Willborn Bros. Co. LLC
These companies provide good jobs for residents and help to drive the economy in Amarillo.
In the world of machinery, accidents can happen at any time. If you are a business owner or operator in Amarillo, Texas, it is important to have an understanding of the types of equipment that can cause accidents and take steps to prevent them from happening. Accidents can occur when machines are used incorrectly, when they are not properly maintained, or when they are overloaded. By knowing what to watch for and taking the necessary precautions, you can help protect yourself and your employees from potential injuries.
There have been a number of machinery accidents in Amarillo Texas, some of which have resulted in fatalities. If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Amarillo, TX, don’t wait to consult with an attorney. A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options, and can represent you during the investigation and court proceedings.
Below you can find some previous accidents that have occurred in Amarillo recently
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|10/11/2021||AM Communications||Amarillo||Tx||An employee was on a 28-foot ladder, preparing to change an aerial cable line. The ladder fell backward with the employee on it. The employee suffered a broken sternum and a head injury.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Nonclassifiable|
|03/10/2021||GRI Towers Texas, Inc.||Amarillo||Tx||An employee was changing the butterfly end on a pneumatic, handheld paint gun containing a hazardous chemical when the trigger went off, resulting in a puncture wound on the employee's left index finger.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Chemicals and chemical products||Sprayers, air guns-paint|
|31/08/2021||Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.||Amarillo||Tx||An employee was installing a roll of tape on a strip roller machine. Their right middle finger was caught and amputated in the machine when it cycled.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Special process machinery|
|21/08/2021||Tyson Fresh Meats||Amarillo||Tx||An employee was cutting a carcass using a knife. The knife lacerated the employee's bicep.||Cuts, lacerations||Upper arm(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|24/07/2021||United States Postal Service||Amarillo||Tx||An employee was delivering a package to a residence when he tripped over a large boulder in the yard, resulting in a fractured left knee.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Ground||Boulders|
|26/02/2021||International Paper Company||Amarillo||Tx||An employee was struck by a stack of corrugated boxes while operating a transfer car. The employee suffered a broken pelvis and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Pelvis||Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c||Containers-variable restraint, n.e.c.|
|02/02/2021||Northstar Energy Solutions LLC||Amarillo||Tx||An employee was working on the ground approximately 15 feet from a transmission structure when a knee joint fell from the transmission structure, hit an adjacent apartment building, and bounced onto the employee, striking him in the hard-hat. The employee was knocked to the ground, striking his face and resulting in an eye socket fracture.||Fractures||Eye(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Parts and materials|
|12/09/2020||Tecta America Amarillo CS LLC||Amarillo||Tx||An employee was laying down new insulation board on a roof and fell approximately 14 feet off the roof to the ground below. He suffered a broken tibia and injured his back and ankle.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|09/09/2020||Amarillo Gear Company LLC||Amarillo||Tx||An employee was using a magnet to flip a gear when the magnet disengaged from the part and fell on the employee's hand causing three broken fingers. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Hooks, shackles, magnets, clamshells|
|04/09/2020||Texas Home Health of America, LP||Amarillo||Tx||An employee went to change the laundry in a client's home and slipped in 3 inches of water that had leaked from the client's washer. The employee sustained a broken ankle and foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet) and ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Water|
|04/08/2020||Amarillo Veteran Hospital||Amarillo||Tx||A vehicle struck an employee while she was walking across a parking lot, breaking her right shoulder and her tibia.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|15/07/2020||Tri State Baking Company||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was performing maintenance on a depanner conveyor when their finger was caught between a chain and sprocket. The right index finger was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-powered|
|20/05/2020||Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was adjusting a malfunctioning lift gate. The gate moved downward, crushing the employee's left little finger. The fingertip was amputated without bone loss.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Special process machinery|
|16/05/2020||Western Builders of Amarillo, Inc||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was giving hand signals to a forklift operator who was lowering a wacker packer into an elevator pit. The forklift operator had boomed out toward the elevator pit when the back wheels of the forklift lifted off the ground. The injured employee was standing on ground level on the other side of the pit. The forklift bucket then hit him at about shoulder level and traveled down his side, pushing him to the ground and coming to a rest on his leg. He suffered a broken ankle, torn ligament||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|22/04/2020||INTERNATIONAL PAPER||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was attempting to climb into a railcar when he slipped and fell, hitting his face on a roll of paper and injuring his neck.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Rail car(s)-unattached to locomotive||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|22/03/2020||Tyson Fresh Meats||Amarillo||Texas||While servicing a conveyor belt, a box fell from an overhead conveyor belt and struck an employee in the head. The employee then fell and hit his jaw on a floor-level conveyor. The employee sustained a facial laceration and jaw injury.||Cuts, lacerations||Face||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Boxes, crates, cartons||Conveyors-belt|
|21/03/2020||Affiliated Foods Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||While attempting to free a potato that was stuck in a conveyor, an employee's fingertips were nipped by moving parts of the conveyor. The middle fingertip on the employee's left hand was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|06/09/2019||Affiliated Foods, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was traveling down an aisle while operating a stand-up forklift when his lower left leg was caught between the forklift and racking. He sustained a laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|04/09/2019||Dustin Allen, Inc,||Amarillo||Texas||A piece of heavy equipment backed up over an employee, who suffered a broken pelvic bone, broken ribs (in the back), and a ruptured bladder.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple trunk locations||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Construction, logging, and mining machinery|
|05/08/2019||Texas Dodge||Amarillo||Texas||While being moved, a modified handicap vehicle with the pedals reversed, drove forward and an employee was pinned between the van and a workbench. The employee suffered crushing injuries.||Crushing injuries||Nonclassifiable||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area||Passenger van|
|16/07/2019||Tyson Fresh Meats||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was working on the harvesting floor as a steamback operator. The trolley came into the room and the employee removed it from the track. The employee's fingers were pinched by the trolley wheel and rail and a fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Streetcar, trolley, cable car, light rail|
|14/06/2019||Tyson Fresh Meats||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was reaching for a hook caught on the side of a carcass with his left hand when his right hand came in contact with the piston of the bone clipper, amputating his right middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Butchering machinery|
|24/04/2019||Plains Dairy, LLC||Amarillo||Texas||An employee delivered nitric acid to a chlorine tank that was mislabeled, causing a reaction with a cloud that affected seven employees and required evacuation. An employee was hospitalized for respiratory irritation due to chemical exposure.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Multiple chemicals or chemical mixtures|
|17/04/2019||AT&T||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was going up in a bucket truck. Nearby, police were pursuing a vehicle that then struck the bucket truck. The employee was ejected from the bucket that was about 10 feet high and struck the alleyway. He suffered scrapes and contusions to the face.||Multiple surface wounds and bruises||Face||Roadway collision-moving and standing vehicle on side of roadway||Boom truck, bucket or basket hoist truck||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|01/04/2019||Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was walking through the cafeteria when she walked into a door on the bulletin board, fell backwards to the floor, and injured her left hip, femur and pelvis.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor||Blackboards, bulletin boards, mirrors-wall-mounted|
|11/03/2019||Tyson Foods||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was operating a chuck saw when it lacerated two of the employee's fingers, requiring hospitalization.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|06/09/2018||Tyson Foods, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||After cleaning a conveyor belt, an employee noticed something in the belt and was attempting to pull it out when her hand was caught in the sprocket. The skin was removed from the top of her hand. The belt was re-energized at the time of the incident.||Avulsions, enucleations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|14/08/2018||Owens Corning, LLC||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was installing electric cables to an overhead conveyor (vertical trolley) for an e-stop when his sleeve was caught on a sprocket, causing his hand to be drawn into the area. He suffered a fractured left wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Conveyors-powered||Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts|
|10/08/2018||Nebraskaland Tire, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was installing a tire when a wheel failure caused an explosion in the employee's face. The employee suffered a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire||Tires, except bike|
|03/08/2018||Rush Truck Center||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was standing on a pallet reaching for a mattress when he lost his balance and his foot became tangled in the plastic, causing him to fall to the ground and fracture his left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Skids, pallets||Plastic wrap|
|18/07/2018||MMM PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was standing on site when the wind picked up a 3/4-inch plywood board and threw it towards the employee. The board struck his head, causing cerebral contusions.||Intracranial injuries, n.e.c.||Brain||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Plywood, wood paneling; particle, chip, flake board||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|20/06/2018||Tyson Foods, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was on a processing floor, operating a shell saw. The saw contacted the employee's left thumb, lacerating it.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|09/06/2018||Cactus Operating, LLC||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was on horseback when the horse pitched forward and the employee fell to the ground. The employee suffered four broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Thrown, fell, or jumped from animal being ridden||Horses and other equines|
|30/05/2018||Universal Cable Holdings, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was hospitalized for dehydration during their shift.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|29/04/2018||Gestamp Wind Towers US, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was performing sub-arc welding on a power section when a flux catcher bin ignited due to someone throwing plastic and other trash in the bin (it is strictly for catching welding pieces). The employee was overcome by smoke inhalation and required hospitalization for carbon monoxide exposure.||Poisoning, including poisoning-related asphyxia||BODY SYSTEMS||Small-scale (limited) fire||Trash, garbage|
|16/03/2018||Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was operating a saw when it amputated his left index and middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|10/01/2018||AFFILIATED FOODS INC.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was attempting to dismount his pallet jack when he was caught between a pole guard that guarded an entryway and the pallet jack, breaking his right lower leg.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Compressed or pinched between two stationary objects||Pallet jack-powered||Posts, bollards, moorings|
|09/01/2018||Diversified Interiors of Amarillo, LTD||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was preparing to frame up a wall on the second floor and fell approximately 16 feet through a 5' x 5' opening in the floor. The employee struck the wood guardrail on the first floor. The employee sustained facial fractures, fractured ribs, a fractured hip, bleeding on the brain and a spleen injury. The employee was hospitalized.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet||Existing floor opening|
|14/10/2017||Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was operating a grinding stone to sharpen knives and amputated a fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Grinders, abraders|
|14/10/2017||Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was using a knife to gut a carcass. The knife slipped and lacerated his knee. The employee was hospitalized.||Cuts, lacerations||Knee(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|10/10/2017||Nextech Central, LLC||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was climbing down a ladder with a tool bag swung over his shoulder when it swung and struck him. He suffered an infection and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Tool belts|
|27/09/2017||Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was hospitalized after inhaling anhydrous ammonia. A pipe broke resulting in the anhydrous ammonia release.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Ammonia, anhydrous ammonia|
|13/09/2017||Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was working on a car and trailer that had an air hose hooked onto it. A coworker was pulling out another vehicle when it hooked onto the air hose and began to pull the trailer. The employee had to then jump off the trailer, suffering a contusion to the top of the right leg.||Bruises, contusions||Thigh(s)||Other jump to lower level||Trailers||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|09/09/2017||William's Ditching||Amarillo||Texas||Employees were placing a water line for the city when one of the employees stepped outside of the trenching box. The earth collapsed around him, fracturing his lower vertebrae.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Excavation or trenching cave-in||Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations|
|01/09/2017||Affiliated Foods Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee attempted to get on his pallet truck to go in reverse when the handle swung out and caught his hand between the handle and the steel shelves in the perishable department causing approximately 3/25 inch tip of the pinky finger to be amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|08/08/2017||United Supermarkets, LLC||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was putting product on the shelves of a produce cooler vault when he fell from a step ladder, fracturing his left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders|
|22/07/2017||SOUTHWESTERN PUBLIC SERVICE||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was in an aerial bucket working on a 3-phase powerline outside of a residence. As the employee lowered the bucket, it came into contact with the powerline. The employee then suffered electrical burns to a shoulder and an arm.||Electrical burns||Shoulder(s) and arm(s)||Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Boom truck, bucket or basket hoist truck||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|27/06/2017||Affiliated Foods Inc.||Amarillo||Texas||An employee suffered a right middle finger amputation while opening a trailer door and working with a dock plate.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|04/05/2017||Tyson Fresh Meat||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was gutting a carcass when the knife cut his leg, requiring overnight hospitalization and surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Leg(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|01/05/2017||Old Pal Corporation||Amarillo||Texas||An employee was in a 4-foot-deep elevator pit removing forms from the area when dirt fell from the top, landing on and breaking both of his legs. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Excavation or trenching cave-in||Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations|
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