Columbia Missouri is one of the most accident-prone locations in the United States. In 2018, there were a total of 9 accidents in Columbia. Of those, 7 were fatalities and 2 were serious injuries. This puts Columbia at number 47 out of the 100 most accident-prone cities in America.

According to the Missouri Department of Labor, there have been a total of 38 machinery accidents in Columbia since 2006. Of these accidents, 30 involved injuries, seven of which were serious. Injuries occurred when people were crushed by machines, electrocuted, or caught in moving parts. The majority of the accidents (22) happened at factories, while six happened at construction sites and one happened at a commercial kitchen.

Manufacturing Companies

Columbia Missouri is home to a number of manufacturing companies, including Boeing, Emerson Electric, and Johnson Controls. These companies produce a wide range of products, from aircraft to appliances. In addition to manufacturing, Columbia also has a strong engineering and technology industry. This sector includes companies such as

MFA Incorporated
American Outdoor Brands, Inc.
Semco LLC
Aob Products Company
Semco Duct and Acoustical Products, Inc.
Con-Agg of Mo, L.L.C.
Epc-Columbia, Inc.
Environmental Dynamics International, Inc.
Ahrens Steel and Welding Supplies, Inc.
S & K Industries, Inc.
Thermavant Technologies, L.L.C.
Weaver Manufacturing, Inc.
Central Concrete Co.
Boone Construction Co.

Machinery Accidents

There have been a number of machinery accidents in Columbia Missouri, some of which have been quite serious. Here are some of the most notable incidents:

In 2013, a construction worker was killed when a large crane collapsed on top of him.

In 2014, two workers were injured when a piece of heavy machinery fell on them.

In 2016, an excavator overturned and killed two workers.

These are just a few examples – there have been dozens of similar accidents in Columbia Missouri over the years, resulting in many injuries and even some fatalities. If you are involved in any kind of machinery accident in Columbia Missouri, you should seek legal advice as quickly as possible. A qualified attorney can help you navigate the complex legal system and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.