In Colorado Springs, machinery accidents are a common occurrence. This is because there are a lot of industrial and construction sites in the area. This is a problem because these accidents often lead to injuries and fatalities. One reason for this high rate of machinery accidents is the lack of safety training for workers. Many workers do not know how to properly use or operate the equipment they are working with. This can lead to accidents. Another problem is that many businesses do not have adequate insurance to cover damages caused by machinery accidents. This means that victims often have to pay out of their own pockets to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. If you are injured in a machinery accident in Colorado Springs, don’t wait to speak with an attorney. An attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Manufacturing companies located in Colorado Springs include
Kira Aerospace LLC
Whole Hemp Company LLC
Caes Colorado Springs LLC
AMI Industries, Inc.
Skyline Products, Inc.
Wcm Industries, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Castle Rebar and Supply Company
Integrity Media, Inc.
Arctic Slope World Services, Inc.
Firebaugh Precast, Inc.
With a population of more than 450,000 people, Colorado Springs is home to a number of industrial and commercial businesses. This means that there are a lot of machinery accidents that occur in the city every year.
Here are some of the most common machinery accidents in Colorado Springs:
-Negligent operation: One of the main causes of machinery accidents in Colorado Springs is negligent operation. This occurs when someone who is responsible for operating a machine doesn’t take proper precautions to avoid causing an accident.
-Improper use: Another common cause of machinery accidents in Colorado Springs is improper use. This happens when someone uses a machine without properly understanding how to use it or without following the manufacturer’s instructions.
-Inadequate maintenance: Often, inadequate maintenance is responsible for machinery accidents in Colorado Springs. This happens when businesses don’t keep their equipment properly lubricated or maintained, which can lead to mechanical problems.
-Equipment failure: Equipment failure can also be a major cause of machinery accidents in Colorado Springs. This happens when something breaks on a machine
The following accidents have been reported in Colorado Springs from the year 2021. If you have been injured as a result of an accident involving machinery, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|16/11/2021||Tri Star Masonry||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was tendering the grout pipe line to the wall of structure. He jumped from a higher level down onto the planks of the scaffold on a lower level, collapsing the planks and falling 17 feet to the ground. The employee sustained a compound fracture on the lower left leg and a fractured spine.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 16 to 20 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|03/11/2021||GLOBAL UNDERGROUND CORP||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was hitching a trailer to a generator. As the generator hitch was set on the edge of the truck hitch, it slipped and caught the employee's fingertip. The fingertip and fingernail were amputated (without bone loss).||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Generators||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|19/10/2021||SYSCO DENVER INC||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee tried to maneuver a pallet jack being steered by a co-worker by grabbing the forks when the forks came down onto the employee's right index finger, resulting in an amputation at the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by powered vehicle-nontransport||Pallet jack-powered|
|14/10/2021||PurePressure||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was repairing a mixer. A belt caught his left index finger and pulled it through a pulley. The index fingertip was amputated and his middle finger was split open.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|09/10/2021||US Forest Service Pikes Peak||Colorado Springs||Co||A flammable mix spilled on an employee's leg during forest firing operations. Afterward, air entered the employee's trouser leg at the cuff and, with an ignition source present, the vapors within the trouser leg ignited. The employee suffered second-degree burns to the right leg.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Leg(s)||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Chemicals and chemical products|
|30/09/2021||WeatherCraft Co||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was climbing a fixed-roof access ladder with a box of tools. When he attempted to reach up to the last rung, he fell 15 feet to the ground, resulting in a shattered tibia that required hospitalization and surgery.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Ladders-fixed||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|17/08/2021||King Soopers||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was gathering shopping carts in the parking lot. She went inside and collapsed due to heat exhaustion.||Heat exhaustion, prostration||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|14/08/2021||Allegion - Schlage Lock||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was climbing down a ladder and fell to the floor 8 feet below, suffering a broken right tibia and ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|04/06/2021||The Sanborn Map Company Inc.||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was on a ladder, working on an aircraft antenna. The employee fell 3 feet from the third rung of the ladder, struck the wing, and then landed on the concrete floor. The employee suffered a broken pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|29/04/2021||FORT CARSON (EVANS HOSPITAL)||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was sitting in her office chair when a ceiling tile above the employee that was saturated with water fell and hit them on the head and shoulder, resulting in a concussion and a shoulder injury.||Concussions||Brain||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Ceiling tiles||Water|
|27/04/2021||Nelson Pipeline||Colorado Springs||Co||As an employee was exiting a trench on a ladder, an excavator bucket became detached from its boom, slid down the slope of the trench, and struck the employee. The employee suffered a lacerated liver and damage to the diaphragm.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Excavating machinery|
|11/04/2021||ACE HARDWARD (RETAIL SUPPORT CENTER)||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was traveling on a dock lift when it struck an empty pallet. The employee was thrown from the lift, which kept rolling and pinned his left foot. He suffered a partial amputation to a toe.||Amputations||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Skids, pallets|
|21/02/2021||Bighorn Plastering||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was receiving debris on the ground when they were struck on the head with a 2-pound piece of stucco, resulting in an injury that required hospitalization.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Struck by falling object or equipment||Construction debris|
|17/02/2021||H2 Global Solutions||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee fell from a platform, hit his head on the ground and was hospitalized with head trauma.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|16/01/2021||Phil Long Dealerships||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was releasing a stuck safety latch mechanism on an automotive lift. The lift lowered, catching the employee's finger in the mechanism and causing an amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Automobile lifts and hoists|
|14/10/2020||Reliance Metal Center||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was connecting a load to a crane when his left ring finger was crushed by the load chain resulting in medical amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Cranes|
|28/09/2020||E&K OF DENVER||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was operating a forklift while holding the spotters line. The slack from the line wrapped around the back wheel of the forklift and when the wheel moved it tightened and crushed the employee's left hand.||Crushing injuries||Hand(s)||Nonroadway noncollision incident, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Ropes, ties, chains|
|02/09/2020||Russ Electric, Inc.||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was performing preventative maintenance on a medium volt switchgear. The employee began to wipe the area with a rag and sustained an electric shock (13,800 volts) to the left arm. The employee was hospitalized and has second degree burns on six percent of their body.||Second degree electrical burns||Multiple body parts||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|20/08/2020||BRADLEY EXCAVATING||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was inserting the pin of the hydraulic cylinder into the trench box hole when her right middle finger got caught in between the pin of the hydraulic cylinder and the trench box hole and was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Parts and materials||Structures, n.e.c.|
|13/08/2020||Bauer Foundation||Colorado Springs||Co||An employee was checking a butterfly valve after cleaning it. The valve pinched his finger, amputating the tip with no bone or nail loss.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Valves, nozzles|
|21/07/2020||Stresscon Corporation||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was bending rebar on a rebar bending machine when their finger was caught. The fingertip was crushed and was amputated at the hospital.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Bending, crimping machines|
|17/07/2020||Work Zone Traffic Control Inc||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was flagging traffic when a vehicle veered into the work zone and struck the employee. The injured employee sustained a torn aorta and fractures to the hip, arm, and hand.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple body parts||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in work zone||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|15/07/2020||Workzone Traffic Control, LLC||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was on the back of a work truck platform. As he was stepping off the platform, he slipped and fell, struck his head, and sustained a skull fracture.||Fractures||Skull||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|05/07/2020||Chipotle Mexican Grill||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was on the second step of a step stool replacing grill hood filters when the employee fell. The employee's arm landed in a fryer containing hot cooking oil, resulting in burns on their right hand, arm, stomach, and back.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Broiling and frying equipment and appliances|
|18/06/2020||Bimbo Bakeries||Colorado Springs||Colorado||A delivery driver fell to the ground while stepping down from his truck. He sustained a dislocated right ankle and a torn left patella tendon and was hospitalized.||Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders, n.e.c.||Ankle(s) and knee(s)||Other fall to lower level||Delivery truck or van||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/05/2020||B&M Roofing of Colorado, Inc.||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was leveling out trash and roofing debris inside a roll-off dumpster. Another employee picked up a piece of newly removed roofing debris and proceeded to dispose of it into same roll-off dumpster, hitting the injured employee on his right hand. He suffered injuries to his right wrist/forearm and the right side of his body.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Struck by thrown object-unintentional injury||Construction debris|
|27/04/2020||Center for Employment Opportunities||Colorado Springs||Colorado||A temporary employee was picking up trash in a ditch. He tripped on a rock and fell to the ground, suffering lacerations to the elbows and hands, as well as a strain and pain in the knee.||Sprains and cuts||Upper and lower limb(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Ground||Rocks, crushed stone|
|24/03/2020||Elrod's Furniture Company, Inc.||Colorado City||Texas||An employee fell (from the roof or a ladder) while working on a residence. The employee landed on the ground and suffered broken vertebrae and brain bleeding.||Cerebral and other intracranial hemorrhages||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Nonclassifiable||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/03/2020||Rolling Plains Construction||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was spraying the ceiling of a parking lot while on a rolling scaffold. The employee turned to spray and fell 6 feet from the scaffold to the concrete below. The employee was hospitalized with a subdural hematoma and facial fractures.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple head locations||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Parking lot|
|20/02/2020||King Soopers Colorado Springs||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was on a table storing materials on an upper shelf when he fell from the table to the ground, breaking ribs on his left side and suffering a concussion. He was hospitalized.||Fractures (except skull fractures) and concussions||Head and trunk||Other fall to lower level||Tables, worktables||Floor, n.e.c.|
|07/02/2020||Anheuser-Busch||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was operating and standing on a dock plate when he slipped. While trying to catch himself, his right middle and ring fingers were pinched in between the plate's joint and lip, causing an avulsion to the soft tissue on the fingers.||Avulsions, enucleations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates|
|17/01/2020||Producers Coop Gin||Colorado City||Texas||An employee was servicing a first stage rescuer when his hand was caught and lacerated in the channel faws.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Picking, carding, combing machinery|
|10/01/2020||CFG Systems, Inc.||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was operating a router when his left hand was caught in the machine, amputating his two middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Boring, routing, notching machines|
|08/01/2020||Acent Surgical Center||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was exiting her vehicle when she slipped on ice and injured her tibia and fibula.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|20/09/2019||Shalestone Resouces LLC||Colorado City||Texas||An employee was helping install an aboveground storage unit. While the employee was helping lift two 26,000-pound panels, his left thumb was caught and amputated between the panels.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Metal plates, metal panels|
|29/08/2019||Corix Utilities Texas Inc.||Colorado City||Texas||An employee was at a water well working with other employees when the employee suffered from dehydration, requiring hospitalization.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|23/08/2019||ENTREC Cranes and Heavy Haul Inc||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was attempting to repair a crane boom dolly. The employee released the air supply to the crane boom dolly, allowing the brakes to release. The dolly rolled over its wheel chocks back toward the crane, pinching the employee between the crane and dolly. The employee suffered a fractured pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Struck by object or equipment rolling freely||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Cranes-truck-mounted|
|14/08/2019||Dwire Earthmoving, LLC||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was tearing down a trench box (which was on the ground, not in use). When the last pin holding two panels together was pulled out, one of the panels struck the employee and injured his leg/hip.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hip(s) and leg(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Metal plates, metal panels|
|12/08/2019||Johnson Storage||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee climbed up on a storage crate and then fell to the ground, breaking an ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Boxes, crates, cartons||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/08/2019||USPS||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was delivering mail to a house when a dog came out of the door and bit her left hand, left wrist, and right leg. The employee was hospitalized.||Open wounds||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other animal bites, nonvenomous||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|02/08/2019||Burlington Stores||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was in a receiving area when a roll-up receiving door fell off the wall and struck the employee on the arm. The employee suffered a cut and bruising and was hospitalized.||Cuts and abrasions or bruises||Arm(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Garage doors|
|31/07/2019||Hobby Lobby||Colorado Springs||Colorado||While leaving a classroom, an employee tripped over the baseboard or doorjamb. The employee suffered a broken pelvis and possibly a broken right arm.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor|
|18/07/2019||New Generation Construction||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee on a scaffold was pulling up a load of stone when he fell approximately 50 feet to the lower working surface and sustained a crushed pelvis and internal injuries.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|25/06/2019||Lowes Home Improvement # 2806||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was fixing a leak under a break room sink when the employee was shocked and burned by 110 voltage. The employee recoiled and hit their head. The employee was hospitalized.||Electrical burns||Nonclassifiable||Direct exposure to electricity, 220 volts or less||Electrical wiring-building|
|24/06/2019||CENTRAL STATES ROOFING CO.||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was applying hot asphalt to material layers. As the employee moved toward a parapet wall to cut a roll of felt, the employee slipped and fell forward. The employee's hand then entered the mop cart that contained the hot asphalt, causing third degree burns to the right hand and wrist.||Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns||Hand(s) and wrist(s)||Fall onto or against object on same level, n.e.c.||Roofs||Roofing asphalt, roofing tar|
|22/05/2019||CENTRAL STATES ROOFING CO.||Colorado Springs||Colorado||A crew was applying hot asphalt to a built-up roof. They were tearing off the old roof and applying layers of asphalt and roofing materials to build the roof up at several layers. Asphalt is heated on the ground and built up through a pipe, put into a pie boy and a low-profile mop cart (400 to 500 degrees F), and applied to the roof with a mop that spreads hot asphalt at the right thickness. Because the asphalt cools quickly, the crew had to lay it out in a grid on rolls of felt. The injured emp||Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns||Forearm(s)||Contact with hot objects or substances||Roofing asphalt, roofing tar||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|21/05/2019||Victory Packaging LP||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was unloading packages on a trailer's lift gate when the employee mis-stepped and fell to the ground, suffering broken ribs and a punctured lung. The employee was hospitalized.||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||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|19/05/2019||Circle K||Colorado Springs||Colorado||While chasing a shoplifter out of a store, an employee fell and suffered a knee injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Knee(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|03/05/2019||SCHEFFE'S ROOFING||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee slipped while working on an extension ladder and fell six feet to the ground. The employee suffered a left knee injury and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Knee(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Extension ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|02/05/2019||Reddaway Trucking||Colorado Springs||Colorado||An employee was waiting to get delivery papers signed by the docking area when a 30-inch sheave wheel, weighing approximately 40-50 lbs., came down on his big right toe.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Drums, pulleys, sheaves|
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