Machinery accidents happen all the time, and unfortunately, they can be both serious and costly. In this article, we’ll take a look at Cape Coral Florida machinery accidents and how you can protect yourself from them.
Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 189,055 as of the 2010 census. Cape Coral is the unofficial “capital of the SunCoast”. It is also known as “The Resort Capital of the World” because of its many resort hotels and golf courses.
According to the City of Cape Coral website, between 2016 and 2021 there were 20 reported accidents in Cape Coral causing property damage totaling $3,556,644. That’s an average of four accidents per year causing an estimated $177,000 in property damage each time.
Manufacturing in Cape Coral
Manufacturing companies located in Cape Coral Florida include Machinery Corporation of America, John Deere, and Eaton. These companies provide a wide range of products and services to the agricultural industry.
|Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inc.
Dekoron Unitherm LLC
Cape Lumber Company
Source of Supply In Polyurethanes, Inc.
Direct Impressions, Inc.
Architectural Metal Flashings LLC
Cabinets Plus Inc
|Action Manufacturing and Supply, Inc.
Southern Aluminum Inc
Primary Metals International LLC
Energy Harness Corporation
Keltour US Inc.
What Machinery Accidents Have Occurred in Cape Coral Florida?
The types of machinery accidents that occur in Cape Coral are varied but typically involve equipment or vehicles. If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Cape Coral, Florida, don’t hesitate to speak with our team of experienced personal injury attorneys. We will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, and we can also help make sure that any remaining financial burdens are lifted from your shoulders. Contact us today to set up a free consultation so that we can discuss your case in detail.
Here are some reported accidents in Cape Coral:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|10/11/2021||Facility Gateway Corporation||Cape Coral||Fl||An employee was connecting batteries to an uninterruptible power supply system. A few batteries shorted out, causing second-degree burns to his hands. He was hospitalized, requiring skin grafts.||Second degree electrical burns||Hand(s)||Direct exposure to electricity||Batteries other than automotive|
|25/10/2021||All Terrain Tractor Service, Inc.||Cape Canaveral||Fl||Employees were swapping out a fork attachment for a bucket attachment on a loader. The locking pin got stuck. An employee used a piece of rebar to remove debris from the pin receiver; the pin dislodged quickly and his left ring and little fingers were caught between the pin and the receiver. He suffered amputations to both fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts|
|21/09/2021||AJ BUILDING CONTRACTORS, LLC||Cape Coral||Fl||Two employees were working on the roof of a two-story residential home. They were aligning sun trusses. They had a ladder on each end and were on the ladders holding the bottoms of the trusses, about 3-4 feet high. The trusses began to shift and several fell, creating a domino effect. The employees were knocked to the ground, together suffering a dislocated/fractured elbow, a forehead laceration, and a dislocated/fractured toe. They were hospitalized.||Fractures and dislocations||Elbow(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Movable ladders||Roof trusses, joists|
|23/08/2021||Capital Paving and Construction||Cape Fair||Mo||A flagger was struck by motorists, suffering fractures to an ankle, a lower leg, and a neck vertebra, as well as head and arm lacerations.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|09/07/2021||U.S. Postal Service||Cape Coral||Fl||An employee was delivering mail and felt dizzy from inhaling the exhaust fumes from the delivery truck.||Dizziness, lightheadedness, headache-toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Carbon monoxide||Delivery truck or van|
|14/05/2021||GG Contractors Group||Cape Coral||Fl||An employee was working on a roof, stepped on a plywood sheet, and fell through the roof to the ground resulting in a broken arm required surgery and two fractured discs.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall through surface or existing opening||Roof surfaces other than roof edge||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/01/2021||KIEFNER BROTHERS INC.||Cape Girardeau||Mo||An employee was driving a concrete cart. As the cart turned from a street into a parking lot, it hit the concrete lip at the drive entrance. The handlebars jarred, hitting the employee in the side and causing him to fall off the cart. He landed on the concrete and suffered a broken left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|05/10/2020||Nor-Tech Power Boats, Inc||Cape Coral||Fl||Two employees were preparing a vessel for cleaning. The injured employee was on the deck of the vessel handing pieces of plywood (temporary compartment covers) out of the side dive door to the other employee who was standing on the ground. The injured employee slipped and fell from the boat to the ground and suffered a rib injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Water vehicle||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|03/10/2020||FP Property Repairs, Inc.||Cape Coral||Fl||An employee was standing on a ladder scaffold with a wood plank platform, about 4-5 feet above the ground, placing siding on a house. The plank snapped in half and the employee fell to the ground, suffering a broken ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|08/09/2020||LATITE ROOFING AND SHEET METAL COMPANY, INC.||Cape Coral||Fl||An employee was working on a flat roof and began to feel unwell. He was hospitalized for dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|01/04/2020||MELVIN MILLS ROOFING LLC||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee was climbing a ladder to a roof. The employee fell from the ladder to the ground, suffering a broken pelvis, a shattered left heel, fractured lower vertebrae, and a ruptured spleen.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|13/03/2020||SUNRISE COMMUNITY OF SW FLORIDA||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee climbed a 6-foot ladder to cut a tree branch. While cutting the tree branch with an electric saw, the employee lost balance and fell off the ladder sideways, landing on the left side of his back. The employee sustained fractures to the left wrist, ribs, and pelvis.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|31/01/2020||Met-Con Inc||Cape Canaveral||Florida||An employee was using a mag drill when his glove was caught in the drill and his left thumb was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Drills-stationary||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|14/01/2020||QC LLC||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||Two employees were working to unchoke a dust collector. The injured employee suffered amputation of two fingertips when he contacted the rotating rotary valve. The valve was unguarded at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances|
|22/08/2019||THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION||Cape Canaveral||Florida||After cutting insulated panels outdoors, an employee was climbing a stair to a work trailer when he fell to the ground due to heat exhaustion and dehydration, injuring his shoulder. He was hospitalized.||Multiple effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|09/06/2019||SEAPORT CANAVERAL CORP.||Cape Canaveral||Florida||An employee was restarting a vapor combustion unit when a burner lit, causing a flash fire. The employee suffered second degree burns.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Nonclassifiable||Contact with hot objects or substances||Special process machinery|
|30/05/2019||SEMO Ready Mix||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee was descending a loader and fell fracturing his hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Loaders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|11/05/2019||Legend Senior Living||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee walked through an area of wet carpet and then stepped onto a tiled area and slipped. The employee fell and broke her wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|02/05/2019||SEMO READY MIX INC.||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee had been using a chipping gun to dislodge hardened concrete inside a plant mixer drum. The employee was being relieved by another employee and stood up to exit the drum. He then slipped on concrete debris, lost balance and fell forward striking his right side on a mixing fin in the drum. The employee fractured two ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall onto or against object on same level, n.e.c.||Floor||Agitators, mixers-earth, mineral|
|16/04/2019||P & T Tractor Services Inc||Cape Coral||Florida||On 4/16/2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., an employee was mowing grass along the road when he attempted to remove a piece of wood that was lodged underneath the mower. The mower's moving pulley and belt lacerated his left hand, damaging the tendons and requiring hospitalization and surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Mowing machinery|
|15/04/2019||The Boat House of Cape Coral||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee had been cleaning a boat when he was found unresponsive and was not breathing. He sustained a bump on his head above his eye.||Bruises, contusions||Head||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|05/04/2019||Orion Marine Group, Inc.||Cape Canaveral||Florida||An employee was using an angle grinder when he tripped on a sea wall grounding wire, causing the angle grinder to contact and lacerate his right knee as he fell to the ground. The angle grinder blade was unguarded at the time.||Cuts, lacerations||Knee(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Hand grinders-powered|
|04/02/2019||ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee was walking to her vehicle, slipped or tripped and fell in the parking lot breaking a hip. The injury required surgery to repair.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level||Parking lot|
|15/09/2018||D. PECK ROOFING, INC.||Cape Coral||Florida||While re-roofing a home, an employee fell off the one-story roof to the ground. The employee suffered a broken forearm.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/09/2018||Pospiech Contracting||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee was compacting dirt using a plate compactor when a rubber-track mini-excavator ran over his left foot, breaking two bones.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area||Mini excavators|
|28/08/2018||HARBOUR FREIGHT TOOLS||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee was helping a customer load a product when he tripped over a sidewalk, injuring his knee on the ground. Feeling dizzy and short of breath, he was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Sidewalks, paths, outdoor walkways|
|15/08/2018||Sun Communities Inc||Cape May||New Jersey||An employee tripped and fell while walking, suffering a fractured hip that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|21/07/2018||Trans Papa Logistics, Inc||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee was working inside a tractor trailer during a delivery when he lost his balance and fell from the open door of the tractor trailer, landing on the lift gate support. He suffered three fractured right-side ribs and a punctured lung.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck||Nonclassifiable|
|18/06/2018||Quality Tree Service||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee was in a bucket truck when it became overloaded and ejected him. He suffered collapsed lungs and a broken back. Fall protection was not worn at the time of the incident.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level||Boom truck, bucket or basket hoist truck||Nonclassifiable|
|10/06/2018||SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee was working on the boiler room air conditioner and fell from a step ladder. The employee fractured the right arm and suffered a head contusion, bruising down the right side of his body as well as an abrasion on his left hand.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Nonclassifiable|
|10/05/2018||Dutch Enterprises Inc.||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee was servicing rooftop HVAC units and turning off a water valve when he was attacked by bees or wasps. As he tried to swat and move away from them, he fell approximately 13 feet from the roof to the ground.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roof edges||Bees, hornets, wasps|
|01/05/2018||PRINCE LAND, INC.||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee was cutting a piece of iron pipe with a chop saw when the saw kicked back and lacerated his left cheek, requiring stitches.||Cuts, lacerations||Cheek(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|13/04/2018||Mersino Dewater Inc.||Cape Coral||Florida||Two employees were replacing a water pump on a flatbed truck. The water pump had been raised underneath the truck with a jack. The injured employee had just finished removing the bolts that attached the old water pump to the rest of the vehicle, and was attempting to lower the pump to the ground with a floor jack. The second employee attempted to release pressure off of the hydraulic floor jack in order to lower the old part to the ground while the injured employee was attempting to hold the par||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.||Engine parts and accessories||Jacks|
|12/04/2018||Sauer Group, Inc||Cape Canaveral||Florida||An employee was ascending or descending stairs when she tripped and landed on her right hip, suffering right hip pain.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hip(s)||Fall, slip, trip||Stairs, steps|
|29/03/2018||Lockheed Martin Corporation||Cape Canaveral||Florida||An employee was hospitalized after showing signs of a possible heart attack while completing a work-related treadmill stress test to keep his SCAPE certification.||Myocardial infarction (heart attack)||Heart||Multiple types of exertions and bodily reactions||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|07/03/2018||TWS Fabricators, Inc.||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee was up on an I-beam, tied off to set a long span joist on the wide flange beam. As the joist was coming up into position, it got close to his foot. He moved his foot, lost his balance, and fell off the beam. The retractable caught him, bounced once, and swung toward the building. The bottom flange of the I-beam then severed the retractable and the employee fell approximately 10 feet onto the sand/concrete floor. He fractured his left wrist and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level||Structural elements|
|14/02/2018||Big Lots||Cape May Court House||New Jersey||An employee fell from a ladder and fractured the tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ladders|
|08/02/2018||Cape Regional Medical Center||Cape May Court House||New Jersey||A security officer was pushed to the ground by a patient resulting in a left ankle fracture.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Patient|
|23/01/2018||Indian River Beverage Corporation||Cape Canaveral||Florida||An employee was cleaning a filling machine when he observed defective caps locked in the supply channels to the capper. He put the capper in manual mode and manually moved the joint with his left hand as he tried to remove the crowns with his right hand. During this operation, one of his fingers entered the moving machine, severing his fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Bottling, canning, filling machinery|
|31/08/2017||The Boat House of Cape Coral||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee was using a cutting wheel to open a crate when a piece of the wheel broke off and struck his ankle, requiring hospitalization and surgery.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Ankle(s)||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Chips, particles, splinters||Hand grinders-powered|
|27/07/2017||Ozark Gas||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee had been removing valve caps from acetylene cylinders using an electric drill equipped with an attachment. Acetylene gas was ignited by a spark and the employee was hospitalized for burns.||Heat (thermal) burns||Nonclassifiable||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Chemicals|
|15/03/2017||United Launch Alliance||Cape Canaveral||Florida||An employee was assisting other employees to raise a tower. When he placed his hand on a cable to provide tension on it to aide in the operation, his right hand contacted a pulley and sustained a partial amputation of the pinky finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Drums, pulleys, sheaves|
|19/09/2016||Hamilton Roofing Inc.||Cape Canaveral||Florida||An employee was getting ready to start the kettle motor on the tar kettle. The pipe was not hooked up yet, causing hot tar to burn his face, neck, and arms.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Roofing asphalt, roofing tar|
|19/08/2016||Walgreens Co.||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee was lifting product while stocking and injured his lower back.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lumbar region||Overexertion in lifting-single episode||Nonclassifiable|
|14/08/2016||BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.||Cape Coral||Florida||While standing on a step stool to stock shampoo on a shelf, an employee fell and struck the right arm on the concrete floor, fracturing the upper arm.||Fractures||Upper arm(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders|
|15/06/2016||Brockmiller Construction||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee became ill after working inside a new construction building for part of the day and also outside part of the day. He was hospitalized that evening for heat stroke.||Heat stroke||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|10/05/2016||PROCTOR & GAMBLE PAPER PRODUCTS||Cape Girardeau||Missouri||An employee was preparing to replace a gear box while his fingers were wrapped with a paper towel. A chain near the gear box caught the paper towel and pulled his fingers into an in-running nip point, amputating his right index and middle fingertips.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery||Source, n.e.c.|
|13/01/2016||BP Roofing Inc.||Cape Coral||Florida||While attempting to load the panel used to cover the skylight on the roof, an employee fell approximately 9 feet through the skylight and hit his head on the ground below.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet||Skylights|
|10/01/2016||Caloosa Cooling L.L.C.||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee was organizing his work truck when a large tank of R-22 refrigerant fell out of the truck, causing the valve to open and spray the employee. He received chemical burns to his face, neck, shoulders, and chest area.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Multiple body parts||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Fluorine compounds|
|29/10/2015||Donald Construction Services, Inc.||Cape Coral||Florida||An employee lost his footing while climbing down a ladder and fell approximately eight feet to the concrete ground fracturing the left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Ladders|
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