According to the 2013 National Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) report, Injuries and Fatalities in Manufacturing, construction, and mining averaged 3.2 fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers. This is lower than the average for all industries reported at 4.8 fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers. However, there are a number of reasons why these numbers may be misleading.
For example, manufacturing workers are generally paid more than construction or mining workers. This may lead to more dangerous behavior on the part of manufacturing workers since they can earn more money working less hours than their counterparts in other industries. Additionally, OSHA does not regulate truck driving or other transportation jobs as closely as it does manufacturing and mining occupations. As a result, transportation-related accidents are more likely to result in fatalities in those industries.
In the last few years, there has been a sharp increase in machinery accidents in Aurora Colorado. This is likely due to a number of reasons, including an aging and shrinking workforce, inexperienced operators, and a lack of safety training. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a machinery accident in Aurora Colorado, contact an experienced lawyer right away.
In Aurora Colorado, there are many manufacturing companies that produce a variety of products. Some of these companies include Caterpillar, Emerson Electric, and Lockheed Martin. These companies all have a large presence in Aurora, and they are responsible for creating jobs and contributing to the local economy.
When looking for a place to manufacture products, it is important to consider the geographical location of the company. In Aurora Colorado, there are many manufacturing companies that produce a variety of products. Some of these companies include
|Karcher North America, Inc.
Advanced Circuits, Inc.
Steven-Robert Originals, LLC
Frederic Printing Company
B & R Plastics, Inc.
New Tech Machinery Corp.
|Advanced Assembly, LLC
Cross Country Infrastructure Services Usa, Inc.
Event Promotion Supply, Inc.
Synergy Manufacturing Technology Inc
Espec North America Inc.
Universal Stainless, Inc.
These companies all have a large presence in Aurora, and they are responsible for creating jobs and contributing to the local economy. Aurora Colorado has seen its share of machinery accidents over the years, but this hasn’t stopped businesses from locating here.
Machinery accidents are a common occurrence, and there are a number of them that have occurred in Aurora Colorado. If you have been injured in a machinery accident, contact an Aurora Colorado machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and options after the accident.
Below are reports submitted from Aurora concerning worker accidents and injuries:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|02/11/2021||Capstone Logistics, LLC||Aurora||Co||An employee was struck by a forklift while speaking with another employee. The employee was hospitalized for a left leg fracture.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|01/11/2021||NYSEG||East Aurora||Ny||Two employees were climbing a utility pole to replace a wire. The pole broke and the employees fell, landing on the ground and suffering leg abrasions and fractures to the face, a left femur, and vertebrae.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment||Utility and telephone poles||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/10/2021||Whelan Security of Illinois||Aurora||Il||An employee was conducting his security rounds when he fell into an excavation.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations||Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations|
|20/10/2021||Cantex Inc.||Aurora||Oh||An employee was attempting to unjam a machine when the hold down clamp activated and crushed his right ring finger, resulting in amputation below the fingernail. The machine was not locked out or tagged out at the time.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|30/09/2021||Cintas Facility Services||Aurora||Mo||An employee stepped on a tool on the floor and fell, suffering a broken and dislocated left elbow.||Fractures and dislocations||Elbow(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Handtools-power not determined|
|26/08/2021||Elmer W Davis||East Aurora||Ny||An employee became dehydrated while supervising a roofing project.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|24/08/2021||Target #1471||Aurora||Co||An employee was leaving the building using a sidewalk ramp when they fell and suffered a broken bone in their left knee and a broken left arm.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Fall on same level||Sidewalks, paths, outdoor walkways|
|23/08/2021||Ralph Martinez Trucking Inc.||Aurora||Co||An employee was shoveling excess dirt from the bed of his truck. While exiting the truck, the employee fell to the ground, resulting in three broken vertebrae.||Fractures||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|20/07/2021||Penske Logistics||Aurora||Il||An employee was pulling a box off a pallet and fell to the ground. The employee sustained fractures to the right femur and tailbone.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall, slip, trip||Nonclassifiable|
|12/07/2021||KAY CONCRETE MATERIALS||Aurora||Mo||An employee was unloading concrete from a ready-mix truck. The employee was leaning on the truck's fender and had a remote control for the truck in his hand. The pumper that he was feeding into made contact with an overhead power line; the employee suffered a whole-body shock.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Cement truck, concrete mixer truck||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|06/07/2021||Lowes Home Centers, LLC||Aurora||Co||An employee was using a circular saw to cut a 4x4 post when the saw blade contacted his left middle finger, resulting in an amputation of approximately 40% of the finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|03/07/2021||Compass Group USA, Inc.||Aurora||Il||An employee lost his balance on carpeting and fell, hitting a handrail and the wall. He suffered a laceration and a contusion on his forehead and was hospitalized.||Cuts and abrasions or bruises||Forehead||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|30/06/2021||GONNELLA BAKING CO.||Aurora||Il||On June 30, 2021, an employee was watching the pans go into the oven and was later hospitalized for a heat-related illness.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|17/06/2021||Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits||Aurora||Co||An employee was delivering 200 cases of product to a store when they began to experience nausea and symptoms of heat exhaustion, resulting in hospitalization.||Heat exhaustion, prostration||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|16/06/2021||HelloFresh||Aurora||Co||An employee was standing in an aisle. A forklift in an adjoining aisle bumped into stock on the shelf between it and the employee, causing 15-20 pounds of plastic totes to fall from the shelving onto the employee's head. She suffered a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Boxes, crates, cartons||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|11/06/2021||UNILOCK CHICAGO, INC.||Aurora||Il||At 3:36 p.m. on June 11, 2021, an employee was using a cutting torch to cut the end off a 55-gallon drum that had been filled with hand sanitizer. The drum flashed and the employee suffered a thermal burn to the left side. He was hospitalized.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Cleaning and polishing agents||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|04/06/2021||Ecolab Pest Elimination||Aurora||Co||An employee slipped while stepping onto a curb and fell to the ground, suffering a broken left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level while climbing stairs, steps, or curbs||Curbs|
|28/05/2021||Capstone Logistics LLC||Aurora||Co||While mounting a pallet jack, an employee grabbed the throttle instead of the safety bar. The jack moved and the employee's foot was broken between it and a pole.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|11/05/2021||Alliance Glazing Technologies, Inc.||Aurora||Co||An employee lost balance and fell from an unknown height on a three-leg ladder. The employee sustained a fractured ankle that required surgery.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Nonclassifiable|
|10/05/2021||Glacier Construction Co., Inc.||Aurora||Co||A Glacier Construction crew was setting a 36-inch steel pipe in a trench and working to line/plumb the pipe. The bracing on the pipe gave way and an employee was trapped between the pipe and the trench wall. The employee sustained a chest contusion and a liver hematoma and was hospitalized.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Metal pipes, tubing|
|03/05/2021||NORTHERN GLASS, INC.||Aurora||Il||An employee was struck by limestone rock falling from the edge of a roof. The employee suffered s skull fracture, facial lacerations, and two punctured lungs.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Bricks, blocks, structural stone||Roofs|
|18/03/2021||Sage Hospitality||Aurora||Co||An employee slipped on ice/snow in a parking lot and fell, hitting his head.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Ice, sleet, snow|
|16/03/2021||Drywall Partitions, Inc.||Aurora||Co||An employee slipped and fell in an icy parking lot. The employee sustained fractured ribs and a fractured L1 vertebra.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Ice, sleet, snow|
|03/03/2021||Marberry Laundry LLC||North Aurora||Il||On March 3, 2021, an employee was feeding linen inside an ironer equipped with eight heating rollers, including belts. The employee was feeding the machine when a piece of linen got spooled around the machine, catching the employee's arm within the feed belts. The employee's arm curled around the belt, putting pressure onto the arm as the employee attempted to tug his arm out. The employee was hospitalized and required surgery.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Fabric pressers and ironing appliances|
|02/03/2021||Colorado Counter Tops||Aurora||Co||An employee and a coworker were lifting a stone so that it could be hooked to and lifted by a forklift. The coworker used hand-operated suction cups to lift the stone while the employee used their hands. A suction cup came loose and the stone dropped and smashed the employee's left hand, resulting in the amputation of his left index fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Stone, marble, granite slabs|
|19/08/2020||Extended Stay America||Aurora||Co||An employee was investigating a car accident in the parking lot outside the lobby and was struck by another car. The employee suffered a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Automobile|
|17/08/2020||WL Contractors, Inc.||Aurora||Co||An employee was lowering the trailer's support arm to the hitch on a truck and amputated the left ring and middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Trailers||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|04/08/2020||Steven-Robert Originals, LLC||Aurora||Co||An employee was attempting to move a conveyor when her left middle finger slipped into a channel behind a pneumatic slide on the side of the conveyor. The device activated and amputated the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Conveyors-belt|
|02/07/2020||Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC||Aurora||Colorado||An employee’s hand contacted a conveyor belt shaft and was drawn into the ingoing nip point. The employee sustained an amputation of the left middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Conveyors-belt|
|23/06/2020||Radisson Hotels||Aurora||Colorado||A maintenance employee was using a ladder to perform utility activities in a ceiling. Upon descending the ladder, the employee slipped on the last rung and landed horizontally on his left hip, sustaining a fractured pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Movable ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|21/05/2020||Custom Leasing, Inc.||Aurora||Colorado||An employee was transporting handheld power tools to another location when he slipped, engaged the handheld grinder, and lacerated the top of his left hand.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Hand grinders-powered|
|16/05/2020||Tangent Technologies LLC||North Aurora||Illinois||An employee was using a chop saw when the blade amputated the second and third fingers of the employee's left hand.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|12/05/2020||Pregis LLC||Aurora||Illinois||An employee was transferring the material he was running from one spindle on a winder to another spindle when the cutting function on the machined failed to cut through the material. He crawled underneath the spindle within the winder and attempted to cut through the film with a knife. His hand slipped and then his left wrist was wedged between the film and the roller, resulting in bilateral wrist and finger injuries that required hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s) and wrist(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Winders, unwinders|
|27/04/2020||BIG HORN PLASTERING, INC.||Aurora||Colorado||Three employees were trying to set up a concrete silo mixing plant and had the silo lifted on a forklift. The back legs on the silo needed to be adjusted to level out the silo. The legs were stuck, so the forklift was tilted forward to try and force the legs free by lowering it onto the ground. The silo slid forward and struck the employees, one of whom suffered a fractured leg and was hospitalized for surgery.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Agitators, mixers-earth, mineral||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|24/04/2020||Shorr Packaging Corp.||Aurora||Illinois||An employee was working near a dock operating a forklift. He was reaching for paperwork when he lost control of his forklift and it struck the dock, injuring his foot.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Foot (feet)||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates|
|22/04/2020||Dukane Precast, Inc.||Aurora||Illinois||An employee was transitioning over a precast bed form when he fell approximately 3 feet to the floor below and broke his hip. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Structural elements||Floor, n.e.c.|
|20/03/2020||J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc.||Aurora||Nebraska||An employee was climbing into her truck when she slipped on ice and suffered a back strain.||Strains||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Slip on substance without fall||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker||Ice, sleet, snow|
|17/03/2020||FURNITURE ROW||Aurora||Colorado||An employee was using a man-up forklift to pick an order from the warehouse racking and fell 17-18 feet to the floor. The employee was hospitalized with spine and skull fractures.||Fractures||Head and trunk||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|12/03/2020||Les Schwab of Colorado, Inc.||Aurora||Colorado||An employee's left pinky finger was caught and amputated while using a tire machine to remove a tire from a rim.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Special process machinery|
|27/02/2020||Menasha Packaging Co., LLC||Aurora||Illinois||At 1:00 p.m. on February 27, 2020, a temporary employee tripped over a pallet, fell, and hit her head on the concrete floor. She was hospitalized.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Skids, pallets|
|12/02/2020||Morinda||Aurora||Colorado||An employee was changing a tank on a forklift. The valve was faulty and sprayed the employee with propane. The employee sustained frozen/burned skin and required a skin graft.||Other burns||Nonclassifiable||Contact with cold objects or substances||Propane||Propane tanks and cylinders|
|01/02/2020||Steven Robert Originals, LLC||Aurora||Colorado||An employee was attempting to clear a jam in a rotary molder when it partially amputated two fingertips on the employee's right hand. The rotary molder was on at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Extruding, injecting, forming, molding machinery|
|25/01/2020||Aurora-Naperville Enterprises, Inc.||Aurora||Illinois||An employee fell to the ground while moving cars for de-icing, suffering a large contusion to the left hip.||Bruises, contusions||Hip(s)||Fall on same level||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|24/01/2020||HAVANA AUTO PARTS||Aurora||Colorado||An employee backed his truck up to a bay door to load stock. While exiting the vehicle, he stepped on a 2-pallet stack, lost his footing, and fell to the ground. He put out his left arm to stop himself. His arm hit the ground and broke. He was hospitalized with a broken left arm and bloody nose.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Containers-variable restraint||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|10/09/2019||Dreisilker Electric Motors, Inc.||Aurora||Illinois||An employee of Dreisilker was working as a field service technician, performing infrared testing for a customer. The employee was walking away while a third-party contractor employee was closing the door of a fuse box. An arc flash came from the fuse box and burned both employees, and they were both hospitalized. The Dreisilker employee sustained burns to the right hand, and on the left side of the neck, forearm and face.||Electrical burns||Multiple body parts||Direct exposure to electricity||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|19/08/2019||Moog Inc.||East Aurora||New York||An employee was lifting an aircraft component with an overhead hoist. The component being hoisted created a shear point between itself and the test stand. The employee's thumb tip was amputated in the shear point.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Overhead hoists|
|09/08/2019||Pacific Ethanol Aurora West, LLC||Aurora||Nebraska||An employee was closing a valve when welding sparks ignited ethanol. The employee suffered second-degree burns to both arms.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Arm(s)||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Ethanol|
|06/08/2019||MAGICK WOODS INC.||Aurora||Illinois||On August 6, 2019, an employee was picking his shipment on a standup forklift. As he was backing up with the load, his left foot was caught between the forklift and an I-beam. He sustained broken toes and a partial amputation of the big toe.||Amputations||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||Girders, beams, structural steel|
|25/07/2019||DHL||Aurora||Illinois||While an employee was being trained to operate a forklift, his left leg was pinned between the vehicle's cab and a column.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||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.|
|18/07/2019||Kuehne + Nagel Inc.||Aurora||Illinois||While adjusting pallets with a lift truck, an employee slipped and fell to the ground, breaking seven ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
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