Columbus Ohio is a city with a rich history, and the industrial sector has played a big role in shaping that history. Today, Columbus is home to many manufacturing and engineering companies, and consequently, there are also a lot of machinery accidents here.
According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, there were 8 machinery accidents in Columbus in 2018. This is a decrease from 2017 when there were a total of 10 machinery accidents. Injuries sustained as a result of these accidents can be very serious, and if you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a machinery accident in Columbus, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible.
Columbus Ohio is home to a variety of manufacturing companies, including automobile and truck manufacturers, metalworking and textile mills, and chemical plants.
|Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
Vertiv Group CorporationVertiv Corporation
|Vertiv Holdings, LLC
Hexion Topco, LLC
Safelite Group, Inc.
The Wasserstrom Company
These companies produce a wide range of products, from vehicles to textiles to chemicals. In addition, many Columbus companies provide related services, such as engineering and marketing.
It’s no secret that machinery accidents can occur anywhere but what about in Columbus Ohio? The following list details the accidents that have occurred.
If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Columbus, Ohio, you may be entitled to damages. Contact an experienced Ohio machinery accident lawyer today to discuss your legal options.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|17/11/2021||Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC||Columbus||Oh||On November 17, 2021, an employee was attempting to clean glue off a laminating machine roller. The employee's hand became caught in the roller, resulting in burns and fractures to the employee's hand.||Fractures and burns||Hand(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Special process machinery|
|11/11/2021||CALIBRATED FORMS||Columbus||Ks||An employee was clearing a paper jam in a printing press. The press caught his left hand and amputated the tufts of the index and middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Presses-printing|
|28/10/2021||GCS Water Purification LLC||Columbus||Oh||On October 28, 2021, an employee was installing a water pump when it fell on his leg. The leg was broken.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Pumps|
|20/10/2021||Aludyne Georgia Machining, LLC||Columbus||Ga||An employee was working near a manlift in a melt department when they were struck by the manlift, resulting in a displaced fracture of the second metatarsal bone on the right foot, as well as a closed fracture of the right tibia and fibula.||Fractures||Foot(feet) and leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Manlifts|
|20/10/2021||Forterra Pipe & Precast||Columbus||Oh||An employee was helping a crane operator lower a 72-inch concrete pipe form and place it into a pipe machine. The employee's left middle and ring fingers were caught and severely lacerated/abraded between the form and the machine.||Cuts and abrasions or bruises||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cranes||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|18/10/2021||JM Painting & Construction Inc||Columbus||Ga||An employee was walking on stairs in an apartment building when they slipped and fell down the stairs, hitting their head on the concrete floor and resulting in a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps-indoors||Floor, n.e.c.|
|17/10/2021||Anheuser-Busch||Columbus||Oh||An employee was pushing logs into the pasteurizer bottom deck with their left hand, while their right hand was on the track on a plastic sliding door. As the employee was finishing up the task, the plastic sliding door moved, scraping the right little finger that was in the track and resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|11/10/2021||Elford Construction||Columbus||Oh||An employee was coming down a 10-foot step ladder. She fell at the last rung, landing on her right knee and suffering a broken kneecap.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|01/10/2021||WF Automotive of Columbus, LLC||Columbus||Oh||An employee was assisting a co-worker in removing the center bolt from the strut cap of a strut/spring assembly while the assembly was mounted and compressed on a spring compressor tool. When the bolt was free, the strut cap flew up and struck the employee in the face. The employee suffered a fractured septum and cheekbone, as well as a laceration on the upper-left cheek.||Fractures||Multiple face locations||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Handtools-power not determined, n.e.c.|
|23/09/2021||Shell||Columbus||Oh||An employee was traveling for business. He had departed a customer location and stopped at the gas station to refuel his vehicle. He was assaulted and car-jacked at gunpoint by three assailants. The employee was hospitalized with bleeding between the brain and skull, and also required stitches to his lip.||Cerebral and other intracranial hemorrhages||Brain||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Robber|
|23/09/2021||Solstice Sleep Products||Columbus||Oh||On September 23, 2021, an employee was assisting the operation of the horizontal band saw with the carousel bun loader. The employee was manually pushing the carousel wheel that was stuck and not engaged on the drive wheel when their right little finger became caught in between the bottom of the carousel frame and the guide wheel pinch point resulting in a partial amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Band saws|
|21/09/2021||Superior Production Partnership LLC||Columbus||Oh||An employee had been operating a palm station on a press. He was placing parts on a table when another part fell from the table to the floor. The employee then went around to pick up the part. His hand was positioned in the die space of another press when that press cycled. The employee sustained partial amputations to the ring and little fingers on his left hand.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Presses, except printing|
|20/09/2021||Sterling Paper Company||Columbus||Oh||An employee was pulling cartons of paper product from a skid located on the ground when a second skid of cartons fell and struck the employee on the right side of his chest, knocking him to the floor and resulting in a chest injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment||Skids, pallets|
|13/09/2021||Ace Iron & Metal Company||Columbus||Oh||An employee was cutting a piece of copper. The cutting shear caught the employee's left glove and amputated the tip of the employee's thumb.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Shearing machines||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|12/09/2021||U.S. Postal Service||Columbus||Oh||An employee was changing a belt on a machine as part of preventive maintenance. He put the machine in "Test" mode to make an adjustment to one of the sprockets. A chain caught the employee's left thumb and pulled it into a sprocket, causing an amputation of 2 cm. of the thumb.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|06/09/2021||Mother Angeline McCrory Manor||Columbus||Oh||An employee opened a dryer to take clothes out and her finger got caught in the machine, likely the dryer's door. The employee sustained an amputation to the right index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Clothes dryers|
|29/08/2021||Plaskolite, LLC||Columbus||Oh||An employee was working on an extruder barrel heater when he contacted a 480-volt terminal. He suffered an electrical burn to the right little finger.||Electrical burns||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Extruding machinery|
|26/08/2021||AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION||Columbus||Ms||An employee was repositioning a tool that was on a forklift when their right little finger was pinched between the tool and the forklift, resulting in an amputation just past the fingernail.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Nonclassifiable||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|20/08/2021||Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc.||Columbus||Oh||At 7:24 p.m. on August 20, 2021, an employee tripped and fell over a pallet of product at a warehouse. He cut his ankle, then tripped and fell again while standing up, suffering open fractures to the tibia and fibula. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Skids, pallets|
|16/08/2021||Rutjens Construction, Inc.||Columbus||Ne||An employee was pushing pipe casing with a detached, 24-inch backhoe bucket when the bucket rolled down the hill and struck the employee, resulting in broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by object or equipment rolling freely||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts|
|15/08/2021||Panera Bread FDF||Columbus||Oh||An employee pulled his truck into a return lot, got out, and was robbed and beaten with a 2-by-4 by one or two assailants. He suffered a skull fracture on the left side, fractures to the eye orbits, and a fractured collarbone, as well as bruising to the mouth.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Robber||Dimensional lumber: 2x4, 2x3, etc.|
|11/08/2021||Burlington||Columbus||Oh||An employee was moving a rack of clothes when it fell over. It landed on the employee, who suffered a broken pelvis and femur. The employee was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Struck by falling object or equipment||Racks-garment and other|
|06/08/2021||Coulter Ventures, LLC||Columbus||Oh||An employee was moving a chain on a laser CNC machine. When he pulled the chain toward the sprocket, his left ring finger was caught in the nip point of the chain/socket assembly. He suffered a partial amputation to the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|03/08/2021||The Davey Tree Expert Company||Columbus||Oh||An employee was string-trimming around a ground cover. Hornets, coming from a nest in the ground cover, stung the employee multiple times. The employee was hospitalized.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Stings and venomous bites||Bees, hornets, wasps|
|28/07/2021||KW International||Columbus||Tx||An employee was climbing down a ladder from a platform on a pressure vessel. The employee fell at the second rung of the ladder, landing on the floor and suffering a broken left elbow. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Elbow(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|08/07/2021||Beneleaves, Limited||Columbus||Oh||An employee was setting up the short path wiped film distillation machine and suffered a hand injury that resulted in an amputation to their left index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Distilling and rectifying machinery|
|05/07/2021||Buckeye Body and Equipment (Buckeye Truck Equipment Inc)||Columbus||Oh||An employee slipped on a grated metal step while entering a truck cab. The employee fell to the parking lot surface and suffered a compound fracture to the left ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Parking lot|
|24/06/2021||Miles-McClellan Construction||Columbus||Oh||An employee was dismantling scaffolding when they fell to the ground below, resulting in fractures to both wrists.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level||Nonclassifiable||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|24/06/2021||CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.||Columbus||Oh||An employee was hoisting material onto a rack when the hoist's mandrel became caught on the rack. The employee thought the material was in place and was attempting to unhook the chain from the hoist when their left index finger became caught in the lifting chain/hook, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Overhead hoists|
|10/06/2021||Keystone Granite And Tile - Quartz Countertops Columbus||Columbus||Oh||An employee was helping move lumber to a dumpster. The employee struck a 2-by-4, which broke the employee's skull at the right temple.||Fractures||Skull||Struck against stationary object or equipment||Dimensional lumber: 2x4, 2x3, etc.|
|09/06/2021||Americold Logistics, LLC||Columbus||Oh||An employee was training to use a forklift. While the forklift was turning, the employee's left arm was caught between it and a rack. The employee suffered a broken wrist and was hospitalized, undergoing surgery.||Fractures||Wrist(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|
|05/06/2021||DeBra-Kuempel||Columbus||Oh||An employee was repairing the four belt blower motor of an air handling unit. The belts rotated and the employee's left index finger was caught in the unit resulting in an amputation to the finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances|
|28/05/2021||Central Transport||Columbus||Oh||An employee was scanning freight on a forklift through the mast of the lift and bumped the mast lever. The employee's right arm was caught by the mast resulting in a forearm fracture that required surgery.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|22/05/2021||Charter Communications, LLC||Columbus||Oh||An employee was descending a ladder that was positioned against a gutter. The ladder slid on the gutter and the employee fell onto concrete pavers about 10 feet below, landing on and breaking their arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Movable ladders||Sidewalk, path, outdoor walkway-paved|
|18/05/2021||Nationwide Children's Hospital||Columbus||Oh||An employee was leaving work and walking to her car when she slipped down steps and fell onto the concrete below, resulting in a fractured right wrist and left knee.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps-outdoors||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|10/05/2021||FedEx Ground||Columbus||Oh||An employee stepped out of a delivery truck via the driver's side door and suffered a broken ankle as he stepped onto the pavement. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Climbing or stepping up or down-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|06/05/2021||MCCONNELL HEART HEALTH CENTER||Columbus||Oh||An employee was walking from a hospital to a health center when the employee tripped and fell, resulting in a broken tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Parking lot|
|28/04/2021||Drymalla Construction Company||Columbus||Tx||An employee was walking toward the back of a truck to grab a pair of gloves. Scrap iron was being unloaded from a trailer attached to the truck. A piece of angle iron fell from the trailer and struck the employee on the forehead, causing internal bleeding.||Cerebral and other intracranial hemorrhages||Brain||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Angle irons||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|24/04/2021||Allied Universal||Columbus||Oh||The security officer was working at a bus station when a bus driver stopped and asked for assistance. The officer asked a passenger to leave the bus and the passenger assaulted the officer, resulting in a fractured nose, concussion, and a laceration above left eyebrow.||Fractures (except skull fractures) and concussions||Multiple head locations||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Other client or customer|
|19/04/2021||Local Waste Services||Columbus||Oh||An employee was sitting in the cab of a truck that was backing up. When the truck stopped, the employee stepped out of the truck and the truck pulled forward, running over his foot. The employee required surgery for an injury to the foot.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Foot (feet)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area||Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck|
|04/04/2021||Engineered Profiles, LLC||Columbus||Oh||On April 4, 2021, an employee was cleaning dust off a planer machine when their glove was caught in the machine, pulling in their hand and amputating the left middle finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Planing mills||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|02/04/2021||Wendy's||Columbus||Oh||An employee fell from a chair. The employee's right arm struck a safe mounted to the floor, and the employee suffered injuries to the right arm, lower back, and right hip.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Fall while sitting||Chairs|
|01/04/2021||UHC of S.E. Ohio||Columbus||Oh||An employee was moving a refrigerator by hand on an unguarded loft and fell 9 feet onto concrete, resulting in fractures to the ankle, tibia, and heel.||Fractures||Multiple lower extremities locations||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Structures||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/03/2021||Champion Strapping Products, Inc.||Columbus||Oh||An employee was unpacking coils of steel when a coil fell on their left foot resulting in a crushing injury.||Crushing injuries||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones|
|18/03/2021||AUTONATION, INC.||Columbus||Ga||An employee was working under the dashboard of a vehicle with a sharp pick tool. The tool slipped from his hand and lacerated his right eye.||Cuts, lacerations||Eye(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Handtools-power not determined|
|03/03/2021||International Technical Coatings, Inc.||Columbus||Oh||An employee was working inside a paint line washer. The employee was walking on a walkway when he slipped and his left leg fell into a wash tank containing 160-degree water. He suffered a third-degree burn from the knee down and was hospitalized, requiring skin graft surgery.||Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple lower extremities locations||Other fall to lower level||Machine platforms||Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space|
|22/02/2021||Estes Express Line||Columbus||Oh||An employee was operating a forklift when the forklift struck a dock wall, resulting in a fractured forearm.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Walls|
|22/02/2021||Ohio Health Doctors Hospital||Columbus||Oh||An employee suffered a lower back strain while moving a hospital patient in bed.||Strains||Lumbar region||Overexertion involving outside sources||Patient|
|19/02/2021||Hilton Columbus Downtown||Columbus||Oh||An employee slipped and fell on a kitchen floor, resulting in a knee injury that required hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|07/02/2021||Big Lots, Inc.||Columbus||Oh||An employee was making a turn while driving a dock truck when it collided with the fork of a parked dock truck, resulting in a broken left ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
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