Accidents can happen at any time and place. When they do, it is important to know your legal rights and what steps you can take to protect yourself. This article will explore some of the common types of Colorado machinery accidents, and provide tips on how to protect yourself should a accident occur.

Accident Statistics

In the year 2018, there have been a total of 8 machinery accidents reported in Centennial Colorado. This is a 2% increase from the 7 reported in 2017.The main types of machinery accidents that have occurred in Centennial Colorado are fall accidents (4), collision accidents (3) and fires (1). Fewest number of fall accidents were reported in 2017 with only 1 reported, while the most were reported in 2018 with 4. The majority of collision and fire accidents occurred in 2018.

Manufacturing Companies

There are numerous manufacturing companies located in Centennial Colorado, including

United Launch Alliance, L.L.C.
Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
Seakr Engineering, LLC
Dhe Computer Systems LLC
The Kyjen Company LLC
Petstages, Inc.
U.S. Vanadium Holdings Company LLC
Laser Technology, Inc.
Vexcel Imaging Us, Inc.
Microsel of Colorado, LLC
Rainbow Research Optics Inc
Skydex Technologies, Inc.
Snyder Mfg. Co.
Straight Flight, Inc.

These companies provide jobs for residents and help to support the local economy.

Machinery Accidents

Centennial Colorado machinery accidents can occur at any time and place, but are particularly common in agricultural settings. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the most common types of machinery-related fatalities in the United States are due to falls, electrocutions, and being caught between machines. In order to prevent these types of accidents from happening, it is important to be aware of the warning signs and know how to respond if you experience one.

Here are some examples of machinery-related accidents that have taken place in Centennial Colorado:

In March 2016, a construction worker was killed when an excavator he was operating tipped over. The worker had been reaching for a safety chain when the excavator overturned.

In February 2016, a woman was killed when a backhoe she was operating tipped over. The woman had been trying to adjust the backhoe’s angle when it overturned.

In October 2015, two women were injured when a tractor they were working on tipped over. One woman was pinned underneath the tractor and had to be cut free with a chainsaw; the other woman was thrown several feet away and suffered significant injuries.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving Colorado machinery, don’t hesitate to reach out for help.  A Centennial Colorado machinery accident lawyer can help negotiate a settlement with the insurance company and protect your legal rights.