Clearwater is a city on the Gulf of Mexico in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 207,723. Clearwater is included in the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clearwater is home to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Gilchrist State Forest. The city has been nicknamed “The Sunshine City” because of its prolonged sunshine hours and clear waters.
According to statistics, Clearwater can be a dangerous city for machinery accidents. For example, in 2021, there were 10 machinery accidents. This was a 17% decrease from the 12 recorded in 2020. The majority of these accidents involved heavy equipment, such as bulldozers and backhoes.
The article discusses some of the more well-known manufacturing companies that are located in Clearwater Florida. These companies include
|J. T. Walker Industries, Inc.
Metal Industries, Inc.
Instrument Transformers, LLC
World Industrial Resources Corp.
Melitta North America, Inc.
Aamp of Florida, Inc.
HB Sealing Products Inc.
Technology Research, LLC
T S E Industries Inc.
Electro Technik Industries, Inc.
Mercury Enterprises, Inc.
. Clearwater also has a strong aerospace industry, with companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin both having operations in the area.
There were several Clearwater Florida machinery accidents reported since 2009. In each of these accidents, someone was injured, and in one case, a person died:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|08/11/2021||ES Investments, LLC||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was running parts through a stamping press. The employee attempted to clear something stuck in the press when their left hand became caught in the press, resulting in an injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Presses, except printing|
|05/11/2021||Baycare Health System||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was circulating during a surgical case. The employee was using a wand machine and got their right foot tangled in a wire, causing them to fall to the floor. The employee sustained right hip and right foot fractures.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Power cords, electrical cords, extension cords|
|01/11/2021||Waste Management Inc. of Florida||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was using a plasma torch to cut the lid off an empty drum of brake cleaner when sparks from the torch ignited fumes in the barrel. The employee suffered second degree burns on the left side of his face.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Face||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Solvents, degreasers||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|26/07/2021||Monin, Inc.||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was working drilling holes to mount a controller box to a running conveyor belt. The employee was checking for metal edges or burr when his left middle finger got caught between the chain and sprocket resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|13/07/2021||Red Robin International, Inc.||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was walking in the kitchen, slipped on the wet floor, fell, and fractured their hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Liquids|
|08/07/2021||Walmart Supercenter||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was using a paper cutter and amputated the tip of their left thumb.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Cutting handtools-nonpowered|
|30/06/2021||Duncan Construction Corp.||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was carrying a bucket of hot roofing tar. He was walking to the back of the building when the wind blew a tarp into his path and onto his feet. The employee stumbled and hot tar fell out of the bucket, landing on the employee's arms, from the elbows to the hands. The employee sustained third and fourth degree burns requiring surgery.||Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple upper extremities locations||Trip over an object without fall||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker||Tarps, plastic or fabric sheeting|
|17/06/2021||Baker Commercial Landscaping of Tampa, LLC||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was in the back of a truck, pulling a tarp over debris. He slipped on a wet floor and fell on his back, landing on the trailer about 4 feet below. He suffered fractured ribs and laceration to the spleen.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|17/05/2021||Waterfront Property Services, LLC||Clearwater||Fl||An employee cut into a 55-gallon drum with a plasma cutter. Gasoline fumes in the drum ignited and then flamed out. The employee suffered burns to both shins, as well as a laceration to the right temple from a piece of the drum.||Heat (thermal) burns||Lower leg(s)||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel||Welding and heating handtools-powered, n.e.c.|
|11/02/2021||Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc.||Clearwater||Fl||While walking, an employee tripped and fell onto their left side and sustained a fractured hip requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|30/09/2020||Endo-Therapeutics, Inc.||Clearwater||Fl||A trainer was training a new employee on how to use a crimping machine. While the trainer was reaching to grab a device, the machine was activated and amputated the employee's right index fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Bending, crimping machines|
|14/08/2020||Archer Western - De Moya JV II||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was working atop a horizontal whaler (steel I-beam) within a coffer cell approximately 12 feet from ground level. The employee was tied off to a cable lifeline above. When the crane hoisted the rigging out of the cell, one of the rigging hooks caught the whaler and broke the welds. This caused the whaler and the employee to fall. The employee struck the top of a concrete pile during the fall and sustained a fracture to his right acetabular bone (hip).||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Bridges, dams, locks||Cranes|
|05/08/2020||ALL SOUTH UNDERGROUND, LLC||Clearwater||Fl||An employee was handling a pressurized water hose to clean a large culvert pipe when the hose slipped from his hands and began to flail around, striking the employee approximately four times. The employee was hospitalized with an abdominal injury.||Other traumatic injuries and disorders||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Injured by handheld object or equipment, n.e.c.||Hoses|
|22/07/2020||FAULHABER MICROMO LLC||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was operating a mill creating taps and dyes and suffered a laceration to the left middle finger requiring surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Milling machines|
|08/06/2020||Dixie Construction Services, Inc.||Clearwater||Florida||The injured employee was building a tubular scaffold to do a stucco repair on a condo. While the injured employee was receiving a scaffold frame, the employee that was handing the frame lost their grip on it, and the injured employee fell 15 ft. with the frame in hand. The injured employee sustained a compound fracture to the right leg and a laceration to the forehead.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|27/04/2020||DAVID NELSON CONSTRUCTION CO.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was helping a driver load pipes onto a transport trailer when a pipe rolled and wedged his left thumb, resulting in a thumb amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by rolling object or equipment-other than powered vehicle||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|31/03/2020||GDK LEASING, INC.||Clearwater||Florida||On March 31, 2020, at approximately 7:48 PM, an employee was unloading a (demountable) pod when he smashed two fingers, amputating one of the fingertips.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Nonclassifiable|
|26/03/2020||Lowes Commercial Painting||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was spray painting a building from a ladder when the employee fell 8 feet to the ground, suffering multiple fractures to the back, knee, and ankle.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|02/03/2020||Archer Western - De Moya JV II||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was waiting for a mechanic to gather tools needed to reeve a hoist cable through a single-sheave rope block. The block fell over, pushing the employee forward and causing him to fall. The block then landed on his left ankle/leg, breaking the ankle and the tibia.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Drums, pulleys, sheaves|
|14/02/2020||Blueline Mechanical, LLC||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was using a shear press to cut metal and cardboard. The press activated while the employee's fingers were in the point of operation and amputated the top of the employee's left middle finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Shearing machines|
|03/01/2020||WALKER FORD CO INC||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was working underneath a vehicle on a lift to remove a suspension bolt when he lost his footing and fell to the floor, fracturing his tibia and fibula. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|16/09/2019||Vermeer Southeast Sales & Services||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was on a trailer moving some equipment (mix tanks) when he fell off the trailer and hit the ground, breaking his right leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Trailers||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|16/08/2019||Morton Plant Hospital, Association, Inc.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee slipped on the floor, fell, and broke her right patella.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Rain|
|06/08/2019||TAMPA BAY MILLWORKS INC||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was using a table saw to make a drawer box for a cabinet. The drawer side kicked back and the table saw amputated the employee's left middle finger above the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|14/06/2019||Genuine Parts Company||Clearwater||Florida||While walking toward a customer to deliver product, an employee tripped on a concrete step and fell. The employee's right knee struck the ground, and the employee suffered a broken patella.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Stairs, steps-outdoors|
|08/06/2019||Walgreens Co.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee slipped on water on the floor and fell, suffering a broken left leg and right arm.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Water|
|07/06/2019||Archer Western - De Moya JV II||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was juking a pile of concrete when a triangle beam hit the top of the concrete pile, causing a section of the top edge to chip off, fall, and strike the employee. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured left humerus and skin avulsion.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Upper arm(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Scrap, waste, debris||Beams-unattached metal|
|21/05/2019||Element National Management||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was climbing a ladder placed on soil when the ladder shifted. The employee fell 3 to 5 feet to concrete ground and suffered a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|17/04/2019||Waste Pro of Florida, Inc.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was unloading a garbage bin from a truck's lift gate when he stepped back, lost balance, and fell about 4 feet to the ground, fracturing his right ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|22/03/2019||Proto, Corp.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee tripped on nylon plastic banding and fell to the floor, suffering a broken kneecap and a head laceration.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Bands|
|21/03/2019||Smith & Casady, Inc.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was on a ladder removing insulation. The employee slipped and fell about 5 feet, suffering a jammed finger on the right hand and a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|13/03/2019||Levinson Excavating, Inc.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was cleaning a lot with an excavator. As he was pulling down branches, a tree limb came through the windshield and smashed his right leg, perforating the skin.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Limbs, branches-unattached||Excavating machinery|
|25/02/2019||The Concrete, Steel, and Glass Company||Clearwater||Florida||A carpenter was on top of a one-story warehouse, moving roof panels during roof installation. He fell through a skylight and suffered rib fractures. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet||Skylights||Floor, n.e.c.|
|15/01/2019||Jon Myers Roofing & Construction, Inc.||Clearwater Beach||Florida||An employee slipped and fell from the roof of a two-story house to the ground while on his way to secure his harness to the rope, suffering a right ankle fracture.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/09/2018||DAVID NELSON CONSTRUCTION CO.||Clearwater||Florida||A 3-foot-diameter concrete pipe was being lifted by an excavator while a well point was removed. The load swung over and pinned an employee against a 42-inch iron pipe, causing hairline fractures to his left hip. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Excavating machinery|
|20/09/2018||Archer Western - De Moya JV II||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was operating a roller/compactor when he went down an uneven slope and jumped out of the vehicle. He stepped into a rut in the side of the slope and fractured his lower right leg/ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Rollers, compactors-construction|
|01/09/2018||BayCare Health System, Inc.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was walking when she tripped and fell to the floor, fracturing her right wrist and elbow.||Fractures||Wrist(s) and elbow(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over self||Floor|
|29/06/2018||SPECTRA METAL SALES, INC.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was operating the slitter machine and got their right hand caught in the machine's rollers causing a laceration to the palm.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s), except finger(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Bending, rolling, shaping machinery|
|26/06/2018||The Phillies||Clearwater||Florida||A baseball pitcher was struck in the right lower jaw by a line drive baseball, suffering a fractured mandible.||Fractures||Jaw, chin||Struck by discharged or flying object, n.e.c.||Balls, pucks|
|15/06/2018||Westchester Gardens Limited Partnership||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was walking through the kitchen area when she stumbled and fell into a food storage shelf, fracturing her femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floor|
|24/05/2018||Philadelphia Phillies||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was hospitalized after being struck in the back by a pitch.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Struck by thrown object-unintentional injury||Balls, pucks|
|20/05/2018||Publix Super Market Inc.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was walking when she lost her balance and fell, fracturing her kneecap. She was hospitalized and had surgery.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|18/04/2018||Paramedics Plus, LLC||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was undergoing SWAT paramedic training. He was on the monkey bars when he swung his feet up, slipped and fell about 7 feet off of the monkey bars, and landed on his head. He fractured his D6 and D7 vertebrae, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Thoracic region||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Playground equipment|
|26/02/2018||Hammer Haag Steel, Inc.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was bending a 1/2-inch thick piece of stainless steel on a mechanical press when the steel broke and flew through the air, striking and lacerating his right cheek.||Cuts, lacerations||Cheek(s)||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Metal plates, metal panels||Presses, except printing|
|10/02/2018||Hyatt Regency||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was walking on the pool deck, slipped and fell resulting in a broken rib.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Water|
|16/10/2017||DEERFIELD IMAGING, INC.||Clearwater||Florida||A truck driver and an employee were holding a toolbox crate on a truck lift gate. The toolbox was too heavy for the lift gate. A second employee was taking things out of the toolbox to lighten the load. The truck driver then let go of the toolbox. It started to roll off the lift gate and fell on the first employee's feet, fracturing his left foot and requiring overnight hospitalization.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Boxes, crates, cartons||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|17/09/2017||Car Wash Headquarters, Inc.||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was hand drying a vehicle using a towel when he experienced cramps in his left arm. He was hospitalized for dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|28/08/2017||DYNAMET INC||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was trying to figure out why the bars were not feeding into an ultrasonic testing machine. A fixed guard was missing and he saw a belt that looked like it was loose. As he was attempting to inspect it, his right hand was caught by the pulley on the machine's belt drive, amputating the flesh on his index fingertip. The machine was not locked/tagged out at the time.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Product testing, inspecting, and diagnostic machinery|
|16/08/2017||Quantem Aviation Services||Clearwater||Florida||An employee was moving cargo when he suffered a heat-related illness.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|15/08/2017||Baycare Health System||Clearwater||Florida||An employee got up from a chair and tripped over her purse strap. She fell to the ground, fracturing her right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Handbags, pocketbooks, wallets, tote bags|
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