Machinery accidents are not only common in industrial settings, but they can also occur in any type of business or organization. In Cincinnati, Ohio, there were a high number machinery accidents in 2021 alone.
The main factors that contribute to these accidents include human error, defective equipment, and lack of safety protocols. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if proper safety measures had been put into place. The most effective way to prevent these types of accidents from occurring is to have a safety protocol in place and to train employees on how to use the equipment safely.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a machinery accident, please contact an experienced legal professional.
Cincinnati Ohio is home to a number of manufacturing companies, including
|The Procter & Gamble Company
GE Aviation Systems LLC
Givaudan Roure (united States) Inc.
The Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company
Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp.
Sun Chemical Corporation
|The Western & Southern Life Insurance Company
The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
Medpace Holdings, Inc.
Givaudan Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Givaudan Fragrances Corporation
Champion Opco, LLC
Accidents happen whether you’re working in a factory or on your own property. Cincinnati Ohio machinery accidents can cause serious injuries, and sometimes even death. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
In Cincinnati Ohio, there have been many machinery accidents over the years. Here are some of the most notable ones:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|17/11/2021||Chimney Works & Rocky Mountain Stoves||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was climbing up a 20-foot scaffold to work on a chimney. The employee fell, landing on a wooden deck about 15 feet below and suffering a broken left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Porches, balconies, decks, patios|
|15/11/2021||Patheon Pharmaceuticals Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was helping to move a fluid bed dryer when an internal mechanical lifting device failed and a piece of equipment struck the employee's arm. The employee sustained torn muscles, requiring surgery.||Major tears to muscles, tendons, ligaments||Arm(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Special process machinery|
|28/10/2021||American Scaffolding, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was unloading 12 scaffolding frames for a client. The frames were standing upright against the back window of a pickup truck and were strapped in. The pickup was on a street with a slight incline. The employee unsecured the frames, took one section off, and moved to the tailgate area of the truck to hand the frame to the client on the ground. As the employee's back was turned, the frames started falling toward him and he tried to jump out of the back of the truck, but the frames caug||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Scaffolds-staging|
|16/10/2021||Midwest Filtration LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was reading material labels and entering them into a computer while near a clamp truck when a filter roll slipped from the clamp truck and struck the employee's right foot, resulting in a fracture.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|06/10/2021||Senco||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was adding a strand of bad wire to strands of existing wires that were being pulled onto a de-spooler. As the employee added the bad wire to the existing wires, the employee pushed down on the strands of wires which created a loop. The loop grabbed the employee's gloved left index finger and pulled the employee's left hand into the guides, resulting in a left index fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Nonclassifiable|
|24/09/2021||RPM Auto Service, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was raising a car on a lift when their right-hand fingers were caught between the car and the lift rail, resulting in amputation of their index and middle fingertips.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Automobile lifts and hoists|
|20/09/2021||Ash Construction Services, LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was using a pry bar to guide two concrete forms a few centimeters into place when their right middle finger was pinched between the two forms, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Structural elements||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|15/09/2021||PSC Crane & Rigging||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was removing a conveyor system for disposal. Two of the conveyor legs were on skates while the other two were being jacked up. Two of the conveyor's legs buckled and fell, causing the employee's right hand to become caught between the jack handles and the bottom of the conveyor panel. The tip of the employee's right ring finger was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck, caught, or crushed in other collapsing structure or equipment||Material and personnel handling machinery|
|09/09/2021||Shoemaker Masonry Construction, LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee fell into a hole covered by a piece of plywood that broke. The employee landed 10 feet below and suffered a broken right leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet||Ground irregularity||Plywood, wood paneling; particle, chip, flake board|
|26/08/2021||Loroco Industries Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||A temporary employee's right arm was crushed between two dies on a die cut press.||Crushing injuries||Arm(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Paper production machinery|
|24/08/2021||SAF Holland, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was using an automatic bander to band a wheel. His gloved finger was pulled in and caught in the banding, which removed the flesh from his left index finger above the second knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Machinery|
|12/08/2021||Intelligrated Systems, LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was using a cordless drill with a tap bit to widen an oblong opening for a specified bolt size when their left glove caught on the tap bit, resulting in a partial amputation of the thumb pad with no bone loss.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Drills-powered||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|11/08/2021||Emery Oleochemicals LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was inspecting a rotary air lock valve when their right hand contacted the valve, resulting in fingertip amputations.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Special process machinery|
|19/07/2021||The Kroger Co. Store #465||Cincinnati||Oh||While walking in the back hallway behind the bakery, an employee slipped on a grape and fell, suffering a broken right leg and a knee injury. The employee was hospitalized, requiring knee surgery.||Fractures and other injuries||Knee(s) and leg(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Fruits, nuts, vegetables|
|19/07/2021||SSA Group||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was using a pressure washer to clean the floor of a food truck. Pressurized water struck the employee's leg, causing a 1-inch laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Leg(s)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Pressurized water-blast||Power washers|
|15/07/2021||Schlage Lock Company, LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||The injured employee was changing a coil on a coil threader. As the employee walked toward the machine, his right leg contacted a compressed air line that was mounted to the side of the machine, causing him to fall toward drive rollers on the flex line coil threader. As he fell, his right hand entered the machine's point of operation. The employee suffered injuries that required the surgical amputation of the right index finger and ring finger, and a partial amputation of the right middle finger||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Containers-pressurized|
|04/07/2021||LAZ Parking||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was directing a customer to a parking spot. The customer's vehicle struck the employee, pinning them against the wall and causing injuries to both knees.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Knee(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|17/06/2021||Designs by Marc, LLC. DBA Cincinnati Stair Manufacturing Facility||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was cutting wood on a jointer and their hand slipped under the guard, resulting in amputation of the left ring fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Boring, drilling, planing, milling machinery|
|17/06/2021||Encore Label & Packaging||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was operating a printing press when he felt ill and was transported to the hospital, where he had a heart attack.||Myocardial infarction (heart attack)||Heart||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|11/06/2021||Mercy Health - Oak Hills Internal Medicine||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee fell while entering a building, landing on the floor and suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|10/06/2021||Johnson Controls||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was guiding a piece through a rolling machine when the foot pedal was actuated and his right hand was drawn into the rollers at the point of operation, resulting in a partial amputation of the right ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Rolling mills, rolling, calendering machinery|
|03/06/2021||DBGC, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was operating a table saw when it amputated his left thumb.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|20/05/2021||Jake Sweeney Automotive, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||Two employees were involved in horseplay while walking when one employee fell and struck their head on the concrete floor resulting in a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Injured by physical contact during horseplay||Co-worker|
|11/05/2021||Bon Secours Mercy Health||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was walking to get a drink. The employee slipped on water that was on the floor near the ice machine and sustained a broken femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Water|
|05/05/2021||Xtek, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was lifting a 400-pound spindle with an overhead crane. The load shifted and fell on his right hand, causing a partial amputation to the ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cranes-gantry, overhead, monorail, container|
|03/05/2021||Daltile Stone & Slab Center||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was guiding a granite slab that was on a forklift. He slipped and fell, and the forklift ran over his right foot. His foot and lower leg were severely injured and the foot was amputated.||Amputations||Foot (feet)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|10/04/2021||XPO Logistics Freight||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was unloading a trailer using a forklift. He left the forklift and removed a strap securing freight to the wall on a deck over other freight. One or more of the four beams running from one side of the trailer to the other failed, and the freight fell forward onto him. He suffered a broken fibula and tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Containers-nonpressurized||Trailers|
|09/04/2021||United States Postal Service||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was cutting a strap on a breakdown unit. The employee fell backwards and suffered a broken left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Nonclassifiable|
|06/04/2021||Rotex Global, LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was using a cut-off saw when the saw blade amputated their left hand.||Amputations||Hand(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|05/04/2021||American Facade Restoration||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was repairing a water filter pit and fell 10 feet into the unguarded pit, resulting in broken ribs. The employee was not wearing fall protection at the time.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations||Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations|
|29/03/2021||ESI, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was changing a trailer hitch. The trailer shifted while the hitch was being removed and fell on the employee's right arm, breaking it. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Trailers|
|13/03/2021||Kroger||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was moving product between pallets. The employee's leg got caught in shrink wrap, and the employee fell to the floor and suffered a broken leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Plastic wrap|
|08/03/2021||LYKINS REINFORCING INC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was stressing post-tension cables using a hydraulic ram. As the ram was retracting, the employee's hand slipped and the ram pinched the tip of their left ring finger, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|08/03/2021||Amazon Logistics, DKY4||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was coming around the corner of an aisle carrying multiple packages. The scanner on his finger struck the end of the aisle, and while he was catching the packages he lost his balance and fell. He landed on his left side and suffered a broken hip. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|26/02/2021||Shawnee Tree, LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was operating a stand-up skid steer pulling a grounded tree with an attached rope and pulley. Another employee was assisting by pulling on the attached rope when his right ring and pinky finger slid into the pulley sheave area between the rope and the pulley, resulting in a degloving injury.||Avulsions, enucleations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Skid steer loaders, mini loaders|
|22/02/2021||General Motors, LLC Dba Customer Care and After Sales||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was performing diagnostic testing on an automobile elevated on a car hoist. The employee was working from a portable staircase and fell 6 to 8 feet to the ground, resulting in a loss of consciousness, a broken finger, a head injury that required stitches, and a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|18/02/2021||Abacus Solutions Group, LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was walking across a skywalk and slipped and fell on the tile floor, resulting in a broken shoulder.||Fractures||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Catwalks|
|04/02/2021||GE Aviation||Cincinnati||Oh||A team of three employees were working to pull a sump pump. An employee sustained an amputation of 4-5 cm. of his finger when his finger was caught between the pump and the deck floor.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Pumps|
|02/02/2021||The Hillman Group, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was walking to their car when they slipped and fell on black ice, resulting in a broken right elbow and wrist that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Wrist(s) and elbow(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Ice, sleet, snow|
|28/01/2021||CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee had been cleaning a car and was found on the ground bleeding from a cut on the head. The employee was hospitalized.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|27/01/2021||Metcut Research Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was walking to their desk when they tripped over a box and fell to the ground, resulting in a broken humerus.||Fractures||Upper arm(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|17/10/2020||Schlage Lock Company, LLC||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was on the ground removing a caster from a material handling cart. The 60-pound caster fell from the employee's hands. As the employee attempted to catch it, the caster struck their left hand causing multiple fractures.||Fractures||Hand(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts|
|14/10/2020||General Data Company, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was exposed to a propane gas leak and was hospitalized for elevated carbon monoxide levels.||Poisoning, including poisoning-related asphyxia||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Carbon monoxide|
|07/10/2020||Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||A contracted employee was brought on site to cap off an HDPE methane gas supply line due to leachate coming through the pipe. Hot leachate (150 degrees F) released from the pipe and struck an employee who was standing 30 feet away. The employee sustained first and second degree burns to the neck, chest, abdomen and arms that required hospitalization.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Chemicals and chemical products|
|10/09/2020||JM Smucker Company||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was using a band to pull pallets of cans off a truck when the band snapped, causing the employee to fall backwards onto the floor. The employee suffered a fractured left arm and hand.||Fractures||Hand(s) and arm(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Bands|
|04/09/2020||Flipside Products, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was feeding wood stock into a table saw and sustained an amputation injury (bone chip) to their left thumb.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|29/08/2020||US Census Bureau||Cincinnati||Oh||A census employee was shot in the leg, through a car door, while parked near a sample unit.||Gunshot wounds||Leg(s)||Shooting by other person-unintentional||Assailant, suspect|
|27/08/2020||Exel, Inc.||Cincinnati||Oh||An employee was operating a powered pallet jack to pick orders when the jack struck a guardrail, tearing a ligament in the employee's right leg.||Major tears to muscles, tendons, ligaments||Leg(s)||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle||Pallet jack-powered||Guardrails, road dividers|
|13/08/2020||ITS ConGlobal||Cincinnati||Oh||The injured employee was riding on the back of a hostler truck (yard mule). The injured employee fell off the truck and was struck by the back wheels. The employee was hospitalized for a broken ankle and a blood clot in the hip area.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility, n.e.c|
|03/08/2020||Rumpke Waste & Recycling||Cincinnati||Oh||A recycling driver had emptied a recycling bin and was taking it back to a residence. A vehicle struck the employee, resulting in a broken leg and arm.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Pedestrian vehicular incident||Highway vehicle, motorized|
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