In Clarksville Tennessee, machinery accidents are the third most common type of personal injury. Many of these accidents happen because people are not properly trained in how to operate the machinery. If you are injured in a machinery accident, it is important to seek legal representation. An experienced lawyer can help you recover damages from the party responsible for your injuries.
Manufacturing companies located in Clarksville Tennessee include
|Hankook Tire Manufacturing Tennessee, LP
Florim Usa, Inc.
Bridgestone Metalpha USA Inc
Valiant Technical Services Inc.
Purity Zinc Metals, LLC
Ro Investments, Inc.
|Map Industries, Inc.
PTL Fabricators, LLC
Orgain Ready Mix Concrete Company, Incorporated
Troy Industries, Inc.
Whitson Lumber Company, Inc.
In the past few years, Clarksville Tennessee has seen a rise in machinery accidents. This is likely due to a combination of factors such as an aging population and more people working on farms and factories. In addition to these natural causes, there are also instances of negligence on the part of employers or workers themselves. If you have been injured in an accident involving machinery, contact a Clarksville accident lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
In Clarksville TN, there have been a number of accidents that have occurred. You can see recent ones below:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|14/09/2021||Walmart Distribution Center No. 6082||Clarksville||Ar||An employee was driving a stand-up forklift when items on a nearby elevated slot were displaced and started falling. The employee reached out to stop the items from falling and his left middle finger was caught between a pallet, the elevated slot, and the forklift, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|08/09/2021||The Pictsweet Company||Clarksville||Ar||An employee was rolling up a water hose next to a steam filler. Hot water came out of the steam filler and burned his shoulder and chest.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Water|
|23/05/2020||Walmart Distribution Center No. 6082||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was material handling freight with a jack. When she advanced the jack, she was pinned between an upright beam and the jack. She suffered deep bruising in the liver area.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|12/08/2019||Water Tech, Inc.||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was unloading 50 percent sodium hydroxide from a tanker truck when he became hot and sat down to cool off and drink water. He was hospitalized for possible heat exhaustion.||Heat exhaustion, prostration||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|31/07/2019||Burfords Tree, LLC.||Clarksville||Florida||An employee was monitoring a tree climber. A tree was cut down, rolled into another tree, became airborne, and landed on the employee's right foot, breaking a bone. The employee was hospitalized, undergoing surgery.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Trees|
|18/06/2019||GREENVILLE TUBE CORPORATION||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was removing a hook from an outfeed table that pulls tubes through the annealing furnace. The hook did not come off the chain and table on its own. The employee noticed the hook still attached and went to unhook the table. The hook and chain were still moving. The employee's right finger was smashed between the hook and chain and the fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Conveyors-chain|
|22/04/2019||TYSON FOODS INC.||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was using a knife to cut chicken when the knife punctured his right upper abdomen.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|27/06/2018||Walmart Distribution Center||Clarksville||Arkansas||On June 27, at around 12:55 p.m., an employee was operating a powered pallet jack when they became pinned between the pallet jack and a bollard, suffering fractures to the left pelvis, hip, and tailbone. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Posts, bollards, moorings|
|27/06/2018||RBD Construction, Inc.||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was laying decking material for a reinforced concrete roof. The employee was not able to get decking material under a piece of bent rebar. The employee was attempting to bend the rebar up when it suddenly became free from the cinder block wall, causing the employee to lose balance at the leading edge and fall approximately 10 feet to the floor. The employee fractured the left wrist and femur.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Roof edges||Floor, n.e.c.|
|01/06/2018||Tyson Foods, Inc.||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was standing on some equipment (24" from ground level) spraying down parts when he lost his footing. He reached out to catch himself when his right-hand pinky finger hit the sharp metal blade on a machine that cuts the feet off of chicken. The joint where his pinky finger and hand meet was dislocated and the blade cut through the area, causing a severe laceration. The machine was locked out at the time of the incident. He was hospitalized and had surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s) and finger(s)||Struck against stationary object or equipment, n.e.c.||Butchering machinery|
|22/03/2018||Allied Universal Security System||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was providing access control to other employees. She was walking down the hall when she fell and injured her nose, forehead, and left arm, requiring hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Fall on same level||Floor|
|03/01/2018||Bright Harvest Sweet Potato Company||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee turned off an auger at the bottom of a ribbon blender to find pieces of a plastic bucket lift that had broken and fallen into the ribbon blender. The employee went around and had opened the drain cover of the auger to retrieve the pieces when the auger activated and amputated the employee's left thumb. The auger was not locked out/tagged out at the time.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Mixers, blenders, whippers-food and beverage|
|15/09/2017||Walmart Distribution Center||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was on the back of a trailer that was in the dock doorway. As he was filling an air bag, a coworker driving a yard truck pulled the trailer away from the dock and the employee fell out of the trailer. He dislocated his right elbow.||Dislocation of joints||Elbow(s)||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|19/07/2017||Tyson Foods||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was loading a tote of product using an electric jack when the jack handle jerked to the right, pinching and partially amputating the employee's right pinky finger between the handle and the plastic tote.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|20/04/2017||Johnson Industrial Coatings, LLC.||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was cleaning a sewer drain with a high-pressure hose. The hose had to make a 90 degree turn at the bottom of the manhole. Instead of making that turn, the hose circled back around and came out of the manhole, striking the employee on the left arm and causing three lacerations.||Cuts, lacerations||Arm(s)||Struck by object or equipment||Hoses|
|31/03/2017||TYSON FOODS, INC.||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was hospitalized with allergic bronchitis due to a possible inhalation of peracetic acid (PAA).||Other poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effects, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Disinfectants|
|21/06/2016||RIVER VALLEY ANIMAL FOODS - TYSON FOODS, INC.||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was observing a coworker while on a platform used to load fat or mill to tanker trucks when he fell from an elevation of 10 to 12 feet to the concrete surface below. He suffered a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Scaffolds-staging|
|27/04/2016||JOHNSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was walking down the hall when her foot caught the floor causing the employee to fall on her left knee and right arm. She broke her knee and was admitted to the hospital.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Floor||Floor irregularity|
|09/03/2016||TYSON FOODS, INC.||Clarksville||Arkansas||Employees were putting a new tire on a loader/forklift. Two employees were using pry bars to manipulate the split rim in order to get the tire to seal correctly around the rim. The injured employee was manipulating the spare tire. One of the pry bars slipped while the injured employee was positioning the tire, amputating his right ring fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by other person||Crowbars|
|25/01/2016||ASAP Tires and Towing||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee was using a cutting torch on a diesel trailer when the oil holding tank exploded. The employee was hospitalized with severe burns to his face, right hand, and back.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids||Petroleum, crude oil||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|22/12/2015||Tyson Foods||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee went to step on an ergonomic stand-alone platform and slipped. The platform is approximately 6" from the ground. The employee was hospitalized for injuries to his hip.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-staging|
|14/08/2015||Walmart Distribution Center||Clarksville||Arkansas||On August 13, 2015, at about 5:30 p.m., an employee was operating a center rider (forklift) to pick up a pallet with his left hand outside of the forklift. He smashed his left-hand little finger against a bollard pole at the warehouse. His fingertip was surgically amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(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|
|01/06/2015||Wal-Mart Distribution Center 6082||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee caught the edge of a pallet with his right foot and dislocated his ankle.||Dislocations||Ankle(s)||Fall, slip, trip||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Skids, pallets|
|16/04/2015||Bright Harvest Sweet Potato Company||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee in the spiral freezer production department was taking the tunnel pan cover off the spiral chain when the cover came down and amputated the employee's left hand middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Caps, lids, covers||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized, n.e.c.|
|30/03/2015||Hanesbrands Inc.||Clarksville||Arkansas||An employee crawled into a packaging machine to clear a jam. The employee's right thumb got caught under the pressure plate, resulting in surgical amputation of the thumb tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery|
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