According to the Arlington County Department of Public Works, Arlington Virginia is one of the safest places to live in the United States. However, this doesn’t mean that accidents don’t happen. In fact, there have been a number of machinery accidents in the past few years. One of the reasons for this is that there are a lot of construction sites in Arlington. This means that there are a lot of machines operating and people working on them. As a result, there are often accidents involving machinery.
Arlington Virginia is home to a number of manufacturing companies, including
|The Boeing Company
Nestle Holdings, Inc.
Leonardo Drs, Inc.
Cobham Holdings Inc.
Caes Holdings LLC
Fluence Energy, Inc.
Thales Usa, Inc.
Pae Aviation and Technical Services LLC
Prince Group of Virginia, LLC
Aeroflex Holding Corp.
Trident Maritime Systems, Inc.
Technology Service Corporation
These companies generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and create thousands of jobs in Arlington Virginia.
Arlington Virginia machinery accidents can happen to anyone, regardless of experience or skill. Whether you’re a seasoned mechanic or a complete novice, any accident can be dangerous and costly. If you have been injured in a machinery accident in contact an experienced Arlington accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you determine the extent of your injuries and whether you can file a claim.
Here is a list of reported Arlington accidents:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|09/11/2021||Mittera Group||Arlington||Tx||An employee was trying to remove paper from the rollers of a printing press. The rollers caught his hand, crushing and smashing it. He was hospitalized.||Crushing injuries||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Presses-printing|
|20/10/2021||QFC Plastics||Arlington||Tx||An employee was climbing steps to reach a machine hopper when she slipped and fell to the floor, landing on her elbow. The employee suffered a dislocated elbow.||Dislocation of joints||Elbow(s)||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps-indoors||Floor, n.e.c.|
|17/09/2021||CSI Calendering, Inc||Arlington||Tx||Two employees were backing out a pair of forklifts. The forklift in the rear stopped, with its forks still raised, and began to advance. A pallet on the forks struck the right hand of the employee who was operating the forklift in front. His middle fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Nonroadway collision with other vehicle||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|08/09/2021||Chartwells Dining Services - Compass Group at UT Arlington||Arlington||Tx||An employee was cleaning a food preparation machine. A blade in the machine lacerated her right index and middle fingers resulting in partial amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against object or equipment, n.e.c.||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|03/09/2021||Central Conveyor Company, LLC||Arlington||Tx||An employee was replacing a broken hasp on a gang box. Combustible vapor from a 10-cubic-foot low-pressure acetylene cylinder in the box ignited. The employee suffered multiple burns, a head laceration, and a fractured arm, cheek and nose.||Fractures and burns||Multiple body parts||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Chemicals||Containers-pressurized, n.e.c.|
|02/09/2021||UPS||Arlington||Tx||An automated guided vehicle (AGV) was transporting a pole. The pole struck the injured employee in the chest.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by powered vehicle-nontransport, n.e.c.||Material and personnel handling machinery|
|27/08/2021||United States Cold Storage LP||Arlington||Tx||An employee was moving a forklift onto a trailer. His foot was caught between the lift and a pallet, and he suffered broken toes.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Skids, pallets|
|18/08/2021||Pantanal Construction||Arlington||Ma||An employee was demolishing a residential garage roof. The roof collapsed to the ground and the employee fell from the roof to the cement floor of the garage, suffering two broken wrists and a broken collarbone.||Fractures||Multiple upper extremities locations||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment||Roofs||Floor, n.e.c.|
|09/07/2021||Wisconsin Whey Protein Inc.||Darlington||Wi||An employee was cleaning equipment when the star valve on the equipment amputated four fingers on the employee's left hand. The equipment was running at the time.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Dairy and milk processing machinery-specialized|
|17/06/2021||Reeder Concrete, Inc.||Arlington||Tx||An employee was kneeling down and drilling holes into a form so he could tie the form to rebar. As he stood up, he lost his balance and fell off the ramp to the ground about 15 feet below. He suffered bruising to the left hand and abdomen, as well as facial fractures.||Fractures||Face||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|20/05/2021||Firestone Complete Auto Care||Arlington||Tx||An employee slipped and fell, breaking his left hip and leg.||Fractures||Hip(s) and leg(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|05/05/2021||XPO Logistics Freight, Inc.||Arlington Heights||Il||An employee was assisting a customer with unloading a crate weighing 1300 pounds when the crate dropped from a forklift onto the employee, resulting in a broken leg and hand.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Boxes, crates, cartons||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|26/03/2021||Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc.||Darlington||Wi||An employee was maneuvering a cheese cart when one of the cheese tubes on the cart came loose and struck his thumb, resulting in a partial amputation of the left thumb tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|23/01/2021||EVANS FOOD GROUP, LTD DBA MAC SNACKS||Arlington||Tx||An employee was adjusting a packaging machine and contacted a pressure belt resulting in a pinky fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery|
|19/10/2020||Danzer Veneer Americas||Darlington||Pa||An employee was walking down a set of steps on the grading line. A leg from a pallet rack was blocking their path and when the employee tried to step over the obstacle, he missed the next step and fell forward onto the floor. The employee sustained a broken left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps-indoors||Floor, n.e.c.|
|08/10/2020||Rangers Baseball LLC||Arlington||Tx||An employee was walking down the steps, slipped, and fell onto his left hip.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|22/09/2020||Republic Services of Arlington||Arlington||Tx||An employee slipped off the wet step of a truck and tore a tendon in his knee.||Major tears to muscles, tendons, ligaments||Knee(s)||Other fall to lower level||Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck||Liquids|
|14/09/2020||FoodMaven Corporation||Arlington||Tx||An employee was loading product onto a box truck using a pallet jack. His right foot got caught between the pallet jack and the interior wall of the box truck and was fractured.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway||Pallet jack-powered||Delivery truck or van|
|04/08/2020||Integrated Roadway Services||Arlington||Tx||Five employees were unloading sign structures using a crane. The crane tilted over and the structure fell onto an employee, smashing his right foot.||Crushing injuries||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Cranes|
|13/07/2020||Jack Cooper Transport Company, LLC||Arlington||Texas||A truck driver experienced heat exhaustion on the way to the company's terminal.||Heat exhaustion, prostration||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|08/06/2020||Mindy Lu's Pies||Arlington||Texas||An employee was cleaning a pie maker when she hit the release button, which caused the roller to close on her left hand. This resulted in an amputation of the left pinky and ring fingertips.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|04/06/2020||CLS Insulation||Arlington||Texas||On June 4, 2020, after working from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., an insulation installer began having dehydration-related cramps. He was hospitalized.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|14/05/2020||General Motors||Arlington||Texas||An employee was driving a forklift when it struck a structural steel column, which separated the mast from the forklift. The right side of the employee's skull struck a front support post in the forklift cabin, and the employee suffered a neck fracture and a concussion.||Fractures (except skull fractures) and concussions||Head and neck||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|27/04/2020||Costco Wholesale||Arlington||Texas||An employee was sanitizing shopping carts in front of a building. She fell from a cement curb, suffering injuries to her left leg. She was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Curbs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|09/02/2020||Alpha Entertainment LLC||Arlington||Texas||A football player was blocking during an offensive play when an opposing player fell onto him and dislocated his left knee.||Dislocations||Knee(s)||Injured by physical contact with other person in sporting event or physical training||Work associate|
|05/02/2020||Lowes Home Center, LLC||Arlington||Texas||An employee was loading 55 bags of mulch in a trailer when he slipped off the trailer to the ground and broke a bone in his right shoulder.||Fractures||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Other fall to lower level||Trailers||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|23/01/2020||Rolling Green Country Club||Arlington Heights||Illinois||An employee was walking from a kitchen to a bathroom after cleaning a fryer with degreaser. He became lightheaded and fell to the floor, breaking his right leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|15/01/2020||Lane Supply Co.||Arlington||Texas||An employee was making a wooden crate with a pneumatic nail gun when the employee slipped with the nail gun in hand. The trigger release was hit and the nail gun went off, shooting a nail into the employee's left foot.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Foot (feet)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Nails, brads, tacks, nuts, bolts, washers||Nail guns-powered|
|21/09/2019||Petmate||Arlington||Texas||An employee was operating a stand-up forklift in reverse while carrying a load. The employee was caught between the forklift and the racking system, suffering a broken rib.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||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|
|13/09/2019||Asplundh Tree Expert LLC||Upper Arlington||Ohio||On September 13, 2019, an employee was pruning branches when the tie-in point for the rope broke. The employee fell 18 feet to the ground, fracturing a vertebra in his back.||Fractures||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Nonclassifiable||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/09/2019||Allied Waste Services of Arlington||Arlington||Texas||An employee was welding a tension rod on the rear axle of a truck when the seal came loose and the tension cap struck the employee on the chest causing a laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by object or equipment||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts|
|04/08/2019||Walmart Supercenter 1801||Arlington||Texas||An employee's foot got stuck in some shrink wrap that was hanging off a vendor's pallet. He tripped, hitting his head on another pallet and suffering a head laceration and fractured vertebrae.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Plastic wrap|
|30/07/2019||Live by Loews - Arlington||Arlington||Texas||While pulling a cart, an employee tripped on a piece of hardboard and fell, twisting and landing on her left knee. She suffered a broken left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Wood, lumber, n.e.c.|
|26/07/2019||Downes Swimming Pool Co., Inc.||Arlington Heights||Illinois||An employee was repairing an automatic pool cover machine when his left middle finger was caught in the moving parts, resulting in a left middle fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|24/07/2019||Wind Mark Group||Arlington||Texas||An employee was cutting boards with a circular saw. The saw hit a knot in the board and kicked back, amputating the employee's left thumb tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|17/07/2019||Rent the Runway||Arlington||Texas||An employee was pressing down on a pressing board foot pedal with her right foot when her left foot became caught under the pedal, cracking her toenail.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Presses, except printing|
|29/06/2019||Rent The Runway||Arlington||Texas||An employee was working on a canopy when the truss and pole caught and smashed the employee's right pinky finger.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Structures|
|27/06/2019||MARTAM CONSTRUCTION, INC.||Arlington Heights||Illinois||An employee was cutting lumber with a cut-off saw when it kicked back and lacerated the employee from the cheek to the chest.||Cuts, lacerations||Head, neck, and trunk||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|21/06/2019||United Parcel Service||Arlington||Texas||An employee was making deliveries when he began to experience signs of heat-related illness, including feeling lightheaded and weak. He was hospitalized due to dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|17/06/2019||Republic Services of Texas LTD||Arlington||Texas||An employee became dehydrated while picking up residential trash and was hospitalized.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|14/06/2019||Manhattan Construction Company||Arlington||Texas||At 11:00 a.m. on June 14, 2019, an employee of Manhattan Construction Company (MCC) and an employee of Centennial Moisture Control were in a yard when a piece of corrugated metal decking fell onto them from about 140 feet above, knocking them to the ground. The MCC employee suffered significant facial trauma and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Face||Struck by falling object or equipment||Structural elements|
|06/06/2019||Sheet Metal Werks, Inc.||Arlington Heights||Illinois||The injured employee was emptying scrap hoppers. The employee released the latch so the hopper can dump into the dumpster. The employee placed his left hand on the fork attachment point of the hopper and when the emptied hopper moved back into the latched position his gloved, left hand was caught between the hopper and the attachment point on the forks. The employee suffered a left ring finger amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|29/05/2019||Prairie Ag Partners||Arlington||South Dakota||An employee was burning some pallets in an incinerator. Gasoline was poured on the pallets to help start the fire. When the fire started, the employee suffered burns on both arms, elbows and hands. His neck, face and ears were also burned.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel|
|22/05/2019||LIEBERMAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.||Arlington Heights||Illinois||An employee entered the newly remodeled fitness room, slipped on the wet concrete floor and fell breaking their pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Liquids|
|15/05/2019||Avangard Innovative||Arlington||Texas||An employee was working on an extruding machine when an arc blast occurred. The employee sustained burns to his face, ears, neck, chest and arms.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Nonclassifiable||Extruding machinery|
|08/05/2019||Texas Health Resource||Arlington||Texas||An employee was teaching a class and while walking towards a student her leg twisted causing a fractured femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Walking, without other incident-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|06/05/2019||International Industrial Contracting Corporation||Arlington||Texas||An employee was inspecting carriers traveling down the conveyor system and was walking over a mezzanine when his right foot slipped and was caught and amputated in the conveyor rollers.||Amputations||Foot (feet)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Conveyors-live roller|
|27/04/2019||W & W Steel Erectors||Arlington||Texas||A journeyman iron worker was working on top of a piece of iron to cut it loose from the rigging. The piece rolled causing the journeyman to fall off the piece and strike his ribs on the connecting point. The employee suffered two fractured ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Structural metal materials|
|25/03/2019||Rangers Baseball, LLC||Arlington||Texas||An employee was moving/positioning a rolling barricade when the employee tripped and fell to the pavement, fracturing the left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/02/2019||Native Solutions||Arlington||Texas||An employee was operating a groove machine. As he checked the grooves in a pipe, his right hand was caught between two metal plates. The index and middle fingers were amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
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