According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was an Austin Texas machinery accident that resulted in fatalities every two weeks on average from 2001-2013. This means that over the course of 13 years, there were on average 26 fatalities as a result of machinery accidents in Austin. The main cause of these accidents is often due to human error, and many times these mistakes can be prevented with proper safety measures. One way to reduce the risk of machinery accidents in Austin is to make sure that all equipment is properly maintained. If something does go wrong, be sure to contact a qualified technician as soon as possible so that the machine can be fixed and prevent any further damage.
Manufacturing companies are a big part of the Austin economy. In fact, there are more than 60 manufacturing companies located in the city. Some of the biggest manufacturers in Austin include
Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Yeti Holdings, Inc.
National Instruments Corporation
Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc.
Nxp Usa, Inc.
|Freescale Semiconductor Holdings V, Inc.
Ultra Electronics Defense Inc.
Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor, L.L.C.
AAC Group Holding Corp.
Hid Global Corporation
There is a lot toustin when it comes to manufacturing.
Austin Texas machinery accidents are not uncommon and can occur for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of machinery accidents in Austin include operator error, defective equipment, inadequate maintenance, and lack of safety precautions. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a machinery accident in Austin, please do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for help.
Here are three recent examples of accidents that caused extensive damage and injuries.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|15/11/2021||Renaissance Austin Hotel||Austin||Tx||An employee was working on a 4-foot ladder to change recessed light bulbs for a 10-foot ceiling when he fell from the ladder, resulting in hospitalization due to a possible broken left hip and a left hand injury.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|13/11/2021||Regency IHS Clinical Consulting, LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee placed a hot pan of butter into a sink of water causing the butter and water to splatter and burn the employee's head, face, neck, left arm, and right upper leg.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Fats, oils, cooking greases||Water|
|11/11/2021||Palm Harbor Homes||Austin||Tx||An employee was cutting a 12-inch steel I-beam. A spark from the employee's cutting torch lit the employee's jacket on fire. The employee suffered burns to the upper and lower back.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple back regions||Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source||Suits, coats, jackets||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|08/11/2021||Tesla, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee was installing solar panels on a roof when the standing seam metal roof anchor detached from the roof, causing the employee and the fall protection system to fall to the ground approximately 11.5 feet below. The employee suffered fractures to their vertebrae, wrist, and hand.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roofs||Lifelines, lanyards, safety belts, harnesses|
|03/11/2021||4MC Enterprises LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee was walking through a corridor when his legs gave out, causing him to fall to the floor. The employee's left leg was broken.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|26/10/2021||Halstruc Inc||Austin||Tx||An employee was cutting plywood pieces with a circular saw. The blade jammed. When the employee freed it up, it moved forward and cut the employee's left index, middle, ring, and little fingers. The middle finger was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|23/10/2021||D Guerra Construction LLC||Austin||Tx||Two employees were in a sewer line trench when it collapsed. One of them was buried completely and suffered swelling of the brain.||Cerebral and other intracranial hemorrhages||Brain||Excavation or trenching cave-in||Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations|
|14/10/2021||Flextronics America, LLC||Austin||Tx||On October 14, 2021, an employee was trying to maneuver a powered industrial truck off a dock leveler near warehouse racking. The truck was caught on the dock leveler; as the employee moved it side to side to free it, the employee's left hand was caught between the truck's handle and a warehouse racking column. The employee suffered a crushing injury to the hand, wrist, and forearm (with no fracture or dislocation) and was hospitalized for surgery.||Crushing injuries||Multiple upper extremities locations||Nonclassifiable||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|20/09/2021||Delta Railroad Construction Inc||Austinburg||Oh||An employee was hooking up a metal buggy to an overhead crane. The metal buggy fell and crushed the employee's foot. The employee's was hospitalized, undergoing surgery.||Crushing injuries||Foot (feet)||Struck by object or equipment||Nonclassifiable||Cranes-gantry, overhead, monorail, container|
|20/09/2021||Texas Home Health Hospice-Austin, LLC.||Austin||Tx||A nurse was visiting a patient's home to change out the regulator on the patient's oxygen tank. Oxygen from the tank ignited causing third degree burns to the employee's hands.||Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns||Hand(s)||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Oxygen and oxygen compounds|
|31/08/2021||Spectrum Communications||Austin||Tx||An employee was installing cable service in an attic. He fell through a sheet rock ceiling, landing about 9 feet below and suffered a broken right kneecap.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet||Ceilings||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|23/08/2021||Volt Info Sciences dba Volt Workforce Solutions||Austin||Tx||An employee fell from a conveyor belt, landing on the floor 1 1/2 feet below and suffering a broken right knee.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Conveyors-belt||Floor, n.e.c.|
|20/08/2021||United Airlines||Austin||Tx||An employee was driving an airport tug when it ran over chocks. The employee was ejected and the tug ran over his left lower leg, breaking it.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Airport utility vehicle-powered||Tools, instruments, and equipment, n.e.c.|
|19/08/2021||Construction Metal Products||Austin||Tx||Employees were sliding a 12-foot steel column when one employee's right hand was caught between the column and a metal plumbing sleeve. The employee's little fingertip was amputated at the first knuckle.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Structural elements||Pipes, ducts, tubing, n.e.c.|
|17/08/2021||Toshiba Business Solutions, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee and a co-worker were delivering a copier to a client. While using the stairs and a stair climber device for copiers, the machine fell and landed on the employee, who then fell down the stairwell. The employee suffered multilevel spinous process fractures from the T4-T10 levels that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Thoracic region||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Photocopiers||Material and personnel handling machinery, n.e.c.|
|17/08/2021||Adk Environmental Inc||Austin||Tx||An employee was mowing on a slope around a pond. The mower lost traction, flipped over once, and landed back upright. The employee was hospitalized with broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway||Lawn mowers-riding|
|30/07/2021||EMR Elevator, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee was repairing an elevator door and fell from the top of the elevator cab to the bottom of the elevator shaft. The employee sustained broken arms, collapsed lungs, a head injury, a chest injury, a stomach injury, an abdominal injury, and blood clots.||Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Elevators||Elevator shafts|
|27/07/2021||Henry Power Electric, LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee was doing a hot check in the garage of a high-rise. He came into contact with electrical equipment and was shocked.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Direct exposure to electricity||Electric parts|
|22/07/2021||G&H Construction and Remodeling LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee tripped on the metal webbing of a set of bleachers. The employee fell, suffering a broken left ankle, and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall, slip, trip||Grandstands, stadia|
|21/07/2021||Comal County Erectors LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee was laying sheet metal decking at a roof elevation. He fell from the roof to a slab of concrete, suffering broken ribs and a broken pelvis.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|19/07/2021||Trio Electric, LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee was on a section of an extension ladder, installing caulking in a wall approximately 8 to 10 feet from the floor level. The ladder slipped away from the wall and the employee fell to the ground, suffering a broken right arm requiring hospitalization and surgery.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Extension ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|18/07/2021||Brinker International, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee was using a slicer to cut vegetables and amputated the tip of his right thumb.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Food slicers|
|16/07/2021||R2 Corporation||Austin||Tx||An employee was shredding plastic material when their middle finger was pulled into the shredder, resulting in amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|14/07/2021||Direct Roofing, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee was on a portable ladder, installing a metal awning over a doorway. The employee fell from the ladder to the concrete ground, suffering a broken wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|28/06/2021||Ericsson Wireless Communications INC||Austin||Tx||An employee and a co-worker were unloading a cable spool weighing approximately 500 to 600 pounds from a trailer. The spool shifted and fell from the edge of the trailer onto the employee's lower right leg, resulting in a fracture that required surgery.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones||Trailers|
|21/06/2021||HN GLOBAL, LLC.||Austin||Tx||Three employees were demolishing a wall inside a clean room. One of them was holding a base plate while a wall panel was removed. The panel dislodged and fell on the employee's right thumb, injuring it. The employee was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Construction debris|
|17/06/2021||ICU Medical||Austin||Tx||An employee was descending a fixed ladder on a conveyor system. He fell backward off the ladder onto the concrete floor, suffering a right midfoot fracture dislocation and a left intra-articular distal tibia and fibula fracture. He was hospitalized.||Fractures and dislocations||Foot(feet) and leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ladders-fixed|
|13/06/2021||Crossmark, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee was walking and moved to avoid a customer who was also walking. The employee tripped and fell to the concrete floor, resulting in a pelvis fracture that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Pelvis||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floor|
|04/06/2021||Continental Homes of Texas, L.P.||Austin||Tx||An employee was chipping up concrete around an air conditioning slab using a hammer. A sharp piece of concrete dislodged and struck his chest causing internal bleeding.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Chips, particles, splinters||Hammers, except sledge-nonpowered|
|01/06/2021||Builder's FirstSource||Austin||Tx||A temporary employee was bending down to pick up a lateral support block when his nail gun fired a nail into his right knee.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Knee(s)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Nails, brads, tacks, nuts, bolts, washers||Nail guns-powered|
|06/05/2021||FQSR LLC dba Kbp Foods||Austin||Tx||An employee was frying chicken. The employee opened the lid to the chicken fryer after a timer went off and hot oil spilled out striking his face, chest, and both arms and causing burns.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Fats, oils, cooking greases||Broiling and frying equipment and appliances|
|16/04/2021||Averitt Express||Austin||Tx||An employee was unloading freight from a truck. The pallet holding the freight slid and the lift gate came down on the employee's left foot, breaking the foot and the ankle.||Fractures||Foot (feet) and ankle(s)||Struck by falling part of powered vehicle still attached||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Skids, pallets|
|26/03/2021||Now Specialties, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee was filling up a boom lift with a 5-gallon diesel can. He fell from the top of the boom lift's wheel to the ground and his face hit the fuel can. He suffered a cut above his left eyebrow and nose from the fuel can, as well as a broken neck vertebra and a contusion to the right hand from the fall.||Fractures||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|23/03/2021||Baxton Construction Services, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee was descending from a column form. He slipped and fell to the concrete about 3 1/2 feet below, suffering a broken wrist and broken vertebrae.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Structural elements||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|12/03/2021||Penhall Company||Austin||Tx||An employee was working in a basement, keeping the area secure while other employees drilled down from the floor above. The concrete core drilled out from the floor above fell down, struck the rim of the core-catching bucket, then fell about 15 feet further, striking the employee's hardhat and then the back of his head and neck. He suffered a laceration to the back of the head and a ruptured cervical disk.||Fractures||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Construction debris|
|06/03/2021||Patriot Erectors, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee was cutting welds loose on a steel assembly. The assembly broke loose and struck the employee, resulting in a fractured sternum, fractured collarbone, two fractured ribs, a bruised lung, and a fractured toe.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Structures and surfaces|
|09/02/2021||SLATER PAINTING COMPANY||Austin||Tx||A Slater Painting employee was working from a scaffold inside an elevator shaft between the first and second floor and was struck by a hammer drill dropped by an employee of another company that was working on the 15th floor. The employee sustained a broken arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Drills-powered|
|09/02/2021||Capital Concrete, LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee was stripping a metal and concrete form when the bracket they were harnessed to failed and the employee fell 4-6 feet to the ground, resulting in injuries and possible hospitalization.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Nonclassifiable||Fasteners, connectors, ropes, ties, n.e.c.|
|25/01/2021||J.T. Vaughn Construction, LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee was operating a utility loader and backed up into a horizontal beam. The employee sustained a broken rib.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Loaders||Girders, beams, structural steel|
|13/01/2021||P&J Arcomet LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee was using a crane to move a longform pan for framers on the twelfth story of a construction site. The crane's load struck the tie-off safety lines for two framer's fall harnesses, causing them to fall to the eleventh story 12-14 feet below. Both employees were hospitalized.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Floor||Cranes|
|08/01/2021||Martin Marietta||Austin||Tx||An employee tripped in a shallow, grass-covered hole by a roadside. He fell, suffering fractures to the left knee and right wrist.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Ground irregularity||Ground, n.e.c.|
|20/10/2020||Aginomoto Foods North American Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee was cleaning a fryer when a bucket was tipped over, spilling a foaming alkaline caustic cleaner that burned the employee.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Nonclassifiable||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Cleaning and polishing agents|
|19/10/2020||Facility Solutions Group, Inc.||Austin||Tx||An employee reached down to brush debris from the outrigger of a bucket truck. The outrigger retracted and amputated the employee's fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Boom truck, bucket or basket hoist truck|
|19/10/2020||Nordstrom||Austin||Tx||An employee fell and injured her knee while delivering an order to a customer's car in the mall parking lot.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Knee(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Parking lot-paved||Recreation and athletic equipment, n.e.c.|
|09/10/2020||BRZ Granie and Marble LLC||Austin||Tx||An employee was standing in front of a slab of quartz that was being moved by a forklift. The slab of quartz fell from the forklift and the employee attempted to stop the slab from falling. The slab struck his hand and amputated four fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Stone, marble, granite slabs||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|05/10/2020||Cece's Veggie Co||Austin||Tx||An employee was driving a lift truck and caught his left foot between the lift truck and a bollard. The employee's left lower leg and foot were injured.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Foot(feet) and leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Posts, bollards, moorings|
|03/09/2020||U.S. Postal Service||Austin||Tx||An employee began having stomach pains while tossing packages on a conveyor. The employee was later hospitalized with a hernia.||Hernias due to traumatic incidents||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Overexertion in throwing-multiple episodes||Packages, parcels|
|17/08/2020||Dan Williams Company||Austin||Tx||The injured employee was standing in a hole with a pipe in it during road construction. The employee was unloading bags of concrete from an excavator bucket in preparation for pouring the concrete around the pipe in the hole. The excavator bucket was lowered onto the employee's left foot. The employee was hospitalized for a crushing injury to the left foot that required surgery.||Crushing injuries||Foot (feet)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Excavating machinery|
|04/08/2020||Osburn Contractors||Austin||Tx||An employee was hospitalized for a heart attack, possibly related to heat stress.||Myocardial infarction (heart attack)||Heart||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|15/07/2020||C.C Carlton Industries. Ltd.||Austin||Texas||An employee was putting a grease container on a fuel service truck at the fueling station. He tripped and fell on the ground, sustaining a dislocated knee that required surgery.||Dislocation of joints||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
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