Dallas Texas machinery accidents are a common occurrence. In fact, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), Dallas is one of the top ten most dangerous cities in the United States when it comes to occupational accidents. This is mainly due to the large number of construction and oil & gas facilities in the area.
In Dallas, Texas, there were 2.5 machine-related accidents per 100,000 working hours in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a decrease from the 3.4 rate for 2012. It is also significantly lower than the national average of 5.1 machine-related accidents per 100,000 working hours.
The main types of machines that cause accidents in Dallas are agricultural equipment (56 percent), construction equipment (10 percent), and manufacturing machines (8 percent).
The most frequent cause of injury in Dallas machine accidents is falls (38 percent), followed by cuts and scrapes (35 percent) and contact with moving parts (27 percent).
There are many manufacturing companies located in Dallas Texas. Some of the more well-known companies include:
|HF Sinclair Corporation
Builders Firstsource, Inc.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Dean Foods Company
Commercial Metals Company
Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
Lennox International Inc.
Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP
This is due in part to the city’s excellent transportation infrastructure and skilled labor force.
Machinery accidents have occurred in Dallas Texas, often due to defective equipment, machinery fails, & operator negligence. If the machinery is transporting people or objects, injuries can also be caused to bystanders
In order to reduce the risk of machinery accidents, it is important to ensure that equipment is properly maintained and that operators are trained on how to use it safely. If you have been injured by a machinery accident in Dallas Texas, please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for legal advice.
Here are some examples of Dallas Texas machinery accidents that have resulted in injuries
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|17/11/2021||Estes Express Lines, Inc.||Dallas||Tx||An employee was operating and test-driving a forklift. The forklift struck a low metal post and overturned. The employee suffered a broken left leg, a dislocated left shoulder, a back hematoma, and a right foot laceration and was hospitalized.||Fractures and dislocations||Upper and lower limb(s)||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|12/11/2021||D.T. Read Steel Co., Inc.||Dallas||Tx||An employee was performing deck form installation when he slipped and fell 20 feet, landing on his back. The employee sustained bruising and fractures to his ribs and back after landing on the ground.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Structural elements||Ground, n.e.c.|
|08/11/2021||Walmart 3015||Dallas||Tx||An employee was bailing boxes when the cardboard bailer's index plate fell down and crushed their right index finger, resulting in a partial amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Banding, baling, strapping machinery|
|01/11/2021||Start Kleen Legacy||Dallas||Tx||An employee was cleaning a drain when a thermal reaction between sodium hydroxide and hot water occurred. The employee sustained thermal and chemical burns to the head and was hospitalized.||Heat (thermal) burns||Head||Contact with hot objects or substances||Water||Sodium and potassium hydroxide, potassium carbonate|
|25/10/2021||Exquisite Finishes||Dallas||Tx||An employee was painting windows on a residential house. The extension ladder was placed on top of plastic material and slipped. The employee fell from the ladder and suffered lower back injuries.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lumbar region||Other fall to lower level||Extension ladders||Nonclassifiable|
|23/10/2021||CVS||Dallas||Tx||A customer struck an employee several times in the head and face area. The employee suffered brain trauma and was hospitalized.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Other client or customer|
|20/10/2021||Cotton Commercial USA, Inc.||Dallas||Tx||An employee was cutting a zip tie containing wires on a new trailer when the knife slipped out of his right hand, resulting in a laceration to his left hand.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|17/10/2021||Webber, LLC||Dallas||Tx||While trying to get over a double row of concrete barriers in a highway gore area, an employee fell about 40 feet in the space between two barriers, hitting a concrete apron below. The employee suffered leg and arm fractures and internal injuries.||Fractures (except rib, trunk fractures) and internal injuries||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Concrete parking blocks and barriers||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|16/10/2021||Amazon Fulfillment Center FTW 1||Dallas||Tx||An employee's shoelace was caught on a strap hook on the bottom pallet in a stack. The employee fell to the floor and suffered a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Containers-variable restraint, n.e.c.|
|13/10/2021||Gary L. Gann, LLC||Dallas||Tx||An employee was moving an elevated platform lift when it contacted an overhead power line. The employee was shocked.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|09/10/2021||Premier Employee Solutions LLC||Dallas||Tx||An employee was driving an electric pallet jack and lost control on a wet floor. The employee fell out of the pallet jack, resulting in a broken right tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Pallet jack-powered||Liquids|
|05/10/2021||American Woodmark Corporation||Dallas||Tx||An employee was adding a pallet of kitchen cabinets to a wrapper machine. The machine's rotating arm struck the employee in the chest, and the employee was hospitalized for liver and kidney injuries.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery|
|20/09/2021||ABM Building Services, LLC||Dallas||Tx||An employee was cleaning a glass door. The employee fell to the floor and suffered a broken leg/hip.||Fractures||Hip(s) and leg(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|13/09/2021||Elite Metal Fabricators, Inc.||Dallas||Tx||An employee was walking on the job site when he stepped on a piece of plywood that was covering a hole. The plywood cover collapsed and the employee fell, hit his head, and fractured a wrist. The employee also sustained a head laceration.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening||Existing floor opening||Plywood, wood paneling; particle, chip, flake board|
|08/09/2021||Smart Metals Recycling LLC dba Sprout||Dallas||Tx||An employee bent down between two stacks of pallets to inspect a packing slip on a pallet on the floor. When she stood up, her back struck the edge of a wooden pallet and was injured.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Struck against stationary object or equipment while rising||Skids, pallets|
|01/09/2021||Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC||Dallas||Tx||An employee had been setting up before entering a manhole. He became overheated and was later hospitalized with dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|20/08/2021||The George D. Alan Company, LLC||Dallas||Tx||An employee suffered a herniated disk while picking up a box containing a 74-pound roll of sheet membrane waterproofing.||Herniated discs||Lumbar region||Overexertion in lifting-single episode||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones|
|20/08/2021||Betsy Ross Flag Girl, Inc.||Dallas||Tx||An employee was positioning a pole to be raised up. The pole hit an overhead power line and the employee was shocked.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Towers, poles||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|16/08/2021||XPO Logistics||Dallas||Tx||An employee was restacking and palletizing materials when a forklift ran over his left foot, breaking it.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|13/08/2021||Take 5 Oil Change||Dallas||Tx||A employee opened the hood of a customer's vehicle to begin work when a finger on their left hand contacted the radiator fan, causing a partial amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|28/07/2021||Oncor Electric Delivery LLC||Dallas||Tx||An employee was assisting with the manual handling and positioning of a de-energized jacketed concentric neutral power cable in an electrical vault. A 15 kV component installed on a transformer failed, resulting in an arc flash that caused second and third degree burns on the employee's hands.||Third or fourth degree electrical burns||Hand(s)||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|23/07/2021||Buckhead Meat of Dallas||Dallas||Tx||A roll stock packaging machine was started as an employee was unjamming it. A cross-cut blade on the machine amputated the employee's left index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery|
|20/07/2021||DFA Dairy Brands Fluid, LLC||Dallas||Tx||An employee used a safety cage with a gangway stair that is attached to an overhead catwalk and lowered onto the tanker truck to disconnect a hose on top of the tanker and close the tanker. The truck started moving back while the employee was on top of the truck and her legs were caught between the tanker trailer and the lowered gangway stair. The employee suffered two broken bones in the right leg, a fractured left leg, and a fractured spine.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck||Catwalks|
|15/07/2021||The Meadows Foundation||Dallas||Tx||An employee was installing a splitter on a TV cable while on an A-frame ladder when he fell, resulting in a head injury that required hospitalization.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Nonclassifiable|
|07/07/2021||American Fire Protection Group, Inc||Dallas||Tx||An employee was in a manlift mounted on a forklift. When the manlift was raised, the employee's right hand was pinched between the lift bucket and a ceiling joist. The employee suffered a broken knuckle.||Fractures||Hand(s), except finger(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Roof trusses, joists|
|06/07/2021||Ulta Beauty||Dallas||Tx||An employee lost consciousness while leaning over to pick up an object. The employee's head struck the warehouse floor in the resulting fall.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|01/07/2021||FedEx Freight||Dallas||Tx||An employee lost her footing and fell while closing a trailer door. The trailer door then struck her on the back.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|29/06/2021||Ferrie Franzmann Industries, LLC||Dallas||Tx||Two employees were preparing to install new circuit breakers in medium-voltage switchgear. While testing for electrical power in the switchgear, an arc flash occurred. Both employees sustained electrical burns.||Electrical burns||Nonclassifiable||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|25/06/2021||Morsco Inc.||Dallas||Tx||A driver was removing a load securement strap on a flatbed trailer to offload PCV pipes at a customer location. A pipe (18" x 20') rolled off the top of the bundle of approximately 7 PVC pipes and struck him on the head. The employee sustained a neck fracture.||Fractures||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Plastic, PVC, or rubber pipes and tubing||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|24/06/2021||Prodigy Design & Renovation Inc.||Dallas||Tx||An employee was on top of a mobile scaffold approximately 5 feet off the floor. While pulling himself and rolling the scaffold to the next work area, the wheel of the scaffold became unstable, and the scaffold fell over. The employee sustained an injured left hip.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-self-supporting staging||Floor irregularity|
|15/06/2021||United Parcel Service Inc.||Dallas||Tx||An employee was delivering packages when they began to feel ill due to heat stress, resulting in hospitalization.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|15/06/2021||Otis Elevator Company||Dallas||Tx||An employee had just finished installing the traveling cable on an elevator and was standing on the work deck when the hanger failed. As the traveling cable fell, it wrapped around the employee's legs and broke both of his ankles.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Wire, cables-nonelectrical|
|15/06/2021||Altium packaging||Dallas||Tx||An employee was on an 8-foot A-frame ladder, using a resin rod to unjam a blowback chute above. The ladder tipped over and the employee fell, landing on the ladder and suffering four broken left-side ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Step ladders|
|14/06/2021||Ancortex, Inc.||Dallas||Tx||An employee was standing about 15 feet away from a concrete truck. As the truck moved up a ramp to dump its load of concrete, one of its tires threw a rock that struck and fractured the employee's left leg. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Rocks, crushed stone||Cement truck, concrete mixer truck|
|08/06/2021||Atrium Windows and Doors||Dallas||Tx||An employee was cleaning rollers on a roller oven. He was pulled into the box of the oven, suffering injuries to the right leg.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|05/06/2021||Costco||Dallas||Tx||An employee's pant leg was caught by a forklift tire and pulled. The employee's left ankle was broken.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts|
|10/05/2021||Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc||Dallas||Tx||An employee was walking in the hallway when he slipped on water that was on the floor and injured his right ankle.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Water|
|01/05/2021||Transport Corporation of America Inc||Dallas||Tx||An employee was walking around his truck at the customer's loading dock area when they slipped in mud and fell, resulting in a broken right ankle and leg.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Mud|
|21/04/2021||Perry & Perry Builders, Inc.||Dallas||Tx||An employee fell from a window sill to the concrete 5 feet below. The employee suffered internal injuries and was hospitalized.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet||Windows, openings||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|19/04/2021||Southeast Unloading, LLC||Dallas||Tx||An employee was unloading merchandise. A pallet jack took a sharp turn next to him, and a load of frozen food tipped off the jack onto him. He suffered bruises to the back and legs, as well as a closed head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Food products||Pallet jack-powered|
|13/04/2021||Brill Inc||Dallas||Tx||An employee was stepping off a fixed ladder. She fell at the fourth step and broke her left ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ladders-fixed||Nonclassifiable|
|08/04/2021||UPS||Dallas||Tx||An employee was walking up the K-loader when they slipped and fell over the side of the K-loader to the ground below. The employee sustained a fractured right arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level||Airport utility vehicle-powered||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|07/04/2021||AT&T Services Incorporated||Dallas||Tx||An employee was climbing down an extension ladder when he lost his footing and fell feet first to the ground. The employee's ankles were injured.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Extension ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|22/03/2021||Earle M Jorgensen Co.||Dallas||Tx||An employee was using a stand-up forklift to pick up a metal bin. The mast of the forklift hit an overhead door, causing the forklift to tip over backwards. Inside the cab, the employee suffered seven broken ribs and a broken collarbone.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Garage doors|
|22/03/2021||A Caring Doctor (Texas) P.C.||Dallas||Tx||A veterinarian was helping another employee put a dog in a kennel. The dog bit the veterinarian on the left arm, causing a puncture and a laceration.||Multiple types of open wounds||Arm(s)||Other animal bites, nonvenomous||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|16/03/2021||CityVet - Lovers Lane||Dallas||Tx||An employee was kicked in the stomach by a dog while holding down the dog for a normal procedure. The employee sustained injuries to the abdomen and required surgery.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Kicked by animal||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|09/03/2021||FedEx Ground Package System Inc||Dallas||Tx||An employee was clearing a package jam when the tip of his little finger was caught between a belt and a transition plate. The finger was lacerated and the fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|22/02/2021||COMMUNITY WASTE DISPOSAL, LP||Dallas||Tx||An employee was about to unload the garbage from a garbage compactor. When he released the lever on the door, it swung open and struck him in the face. He suffered a broken nose and a facial laceration.||Fractures||Nose, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Trash compactors|
|20/02/2021||Oncor Electric Delivery, LLC||Dallas||Tx||An employee was in the back of a truck, trying to get a transformer un-wedged from underneath an object. His hand slipped and he fell off the back of the truck, landing on his back. He was hospitalized, suffering from lower back pain and pain down his right leg.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|20/02/2021||IRON MOUNTAIN INC||Dallas||Tx||An employee slipped on an ice-covered parking lot while leaving his vehicle. He suffered multiple fractures and was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Ice, sleet, snow|
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