Machinery accidents can be devastating not just to the people involved in them, but also to businesses and communities nearby. In order to help prevent these accidents from happening, it is important to have up-to-date information about the types of machinery that are in use and their potential for causing accidents. This article will provide you with the latest information on machinery accident in Denton Texas.
In the United States, there are an estimated 1.5 million work-related injuries per year. Of these injuries, machinists and machine operators are among the most at-risk professions. One in five machinist and machine operators will suffer a work-related injury in their career.
One in five machinist and machine operators will suffer a work-related injury in their career. The most common types of work-related injuries are cuts, burns, and falls. Machinists and machine operators are also at risk for serious health problems, including problems with the eyesight and lungs.
To help prevent work-related injuries, employers should take measures such as providing safe equipment and training for their employees, putting in place safety protocols, and monitoring employee safety performance.
Denton Texas is home to a number of manufacturing companies. Some of the larger manufacturers in Denton include
|Tetra Pak Inc.
The ESAB Group Inc
Safran Electrical & Power Usa, LLC
Imperial Group Manufacturing, Inc.
Victor Technologies International, Inc.
Victor Equipment Company
United Copper Industries, LLC
|Flowers Baking Co. of Denton, LLC
Mayday Manufacturing Co.
ARC Machines, Inc.
Safran Electrical Components Usa, Inc.
M1 Support Services, L.P.
These companies have locations across the city, giving residents access to a variety of job opportunities. Additionally, smaller businesses in Denton offer manufacturing jobs as well.
There are a lot of incidents that have occurred in Denton Texas with machinery. In fact, there have been so many that the city has put in place safety measures to make sure that these accidents don’t happen again. If you or a loved one has been injured in a machinery accident in Denton County, contact an experienced Denton Texas machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can provide you with legal advice and representation during the investigation and litigation phases of a machinery accident case.
Here are some of the most recent machinery accidents in Denton Texas.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|29/10/2021||AF BARRIERS, LLC||Bradenton||Fl||An employee was helping operate a vinyl-melting machine. The machine's press crushed and burned the tip of his left index finger.||Burns and other injuries, n.e.c.||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|07/10/2021||Walmart Supercenter||Bradenton||Fl||An employee was putting in labels on a top stock cart. While climbing down the three-step ladder, she fell from the cart onto the floor, resulting in a left wrist fracture that required surgery and hospitalization.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Movable ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|04/10/2021||Commercial Residential Aluminum & Fabricating, LLC||Bradenton||Fl||An employee was using a ladder to install gutters on a second-story roof. The employee fell from the ladder, hit the first-story roof and then hit the ground, resulting in a ruptured spleen and a pelvic/hip bone injury.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/08/2021||Tetra Pak Materials LLC||Denton||Tx||At about 12:45 a.m. on August 6, 2021, an employee was trying to dislodge paper stuck inside a rotating valve on a bagger. The blade in the valve was activated, rotated, and amputated the employee's right index and middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery|
|22/07/2021||George-Mckenna Electrical Contractors||Denton||Tx||On July 22, 2021, an employee was doing underground electrical work. After beginning work at 8:00 a.m. and taking a lunch break at 11:30, he became ill at about 2:00 p.m. He was hospitalized, suffering from heat exhaustion.||Heat exhaustion, prostration||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|01/07/2021||Decking Texas||Denton||Tx||An employee was assisting the crew in laying the last piece of material. He stepped on the material so it could be welded by a co-worker. The material slid and the employee fell through the hole approximately 30 feet to the ground below. The employee sustained a dislocated hip and injures to the face and forehead.||Dislocation of joints||Hip(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening 26 to 30 feet||Existing floor opening||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|09/06/2021||Bluesource Solar LLC||Denton||Ga||An employee was preparing to lay cable. While the employee was straddling a trailer, holding the cable roll, the trailer became unstable and flipped, striking and throwing the employee into a 3-foot deep trench. The employee sustained a broken right femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Trailers|
|28/05/2021||Bealls, Inc||Bradenton||Fl||An employee went to remove a garment that had jammed on a conveyor line. The tip of her right ring finger got caught in the conveyor belt and was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|29/04/2021||Acapulco Tropical Supermarket||Bradenton||Fl||An employee was preparing dough in a dough machine. The machine was closed and turned on with her left index finger inside, amputating her fingertip. She was hospitalized.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|27/04/2021||Morrison Milling Company||Denton||Tx||An employee was standing by a forklift that a co-worker was operating in a stationary position using the brake. The co-worker moved and their foot slipped off the brake, causing the forklift to move forward and run over the employee's right ankle and foot with the back right tire. The employee suffered two bone fractures.||Fractures||Foot (feet) and ankle(s)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|20/04/2021||Peterbilt Motor Company||Denton||Tx||On April 20, 2021, an employee was exposed to a chemical, possibly carbon monoxide, in a paint booth. The employee was hospitalized.||Multiple poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effects||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Carbon monoxide|
|09/04/2021||Perry Homes, LLC||Denton||Tx||An employee fell off of a 6-foot ladder while working on the front elevation of a home. The employee suffered broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|02/04/2021||Explore USA Superstore||Denton||Tx||An employee was walking in the RV lot when they tripped and fell to the ground, resulting in a fractured right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Parking lot|
|26/03/2021||Team Edition Apparel, Inc.||Bradenton||Fl||An employee was loading t-shirts on a screen printing machine. The printing machine rotated, struck the employee's abdomen, and pinned them between a printing pallet and the screen. The employee sustained bruised ribs and a fractured back.||Fractures||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Printing machinery and equipment|
|22/02/2021||Patriot Erectors, Inc.||Denton||Tx||An employee was assisting with moving steel columns and other materials around the jobsite. A steel column being moved by a forklift swung and struck the employee in his right lower leg, resulting in a broken fibula and tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|03/02/2021||Bealls, Inc||Bradenton||Fl||An employee was walking up the stairs when they turned to go back down and fell down two or three steps to the floor, resulting in a fractured left ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Stairs, steps-indoors||Floor, n.e.c.|
|02/02/2021||INNOVATIVE PROCUREMENT||Camdenton||Mo||An employee was walking when they tripped over a pallet, resulting in two broken bones in their left foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Skids, pallets|
|13/01/2021||Explore USA Superstore||Denton||Tx||An employee fell off a scaffold, suffering a broken collarbone and ribs.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/01/2021||M1 Support Services||Denton||Tx||At 10:00 a.m. on January 6, 2021, an employee was descending an aircraft's boarding ladder when his foot got caught on the bottom rung. He fell backward onto the concrete floor about 2.5 to 3 feet below. The back of his head struck the floor, and he suffered an abrasion and brain swelling.||Cerebral and other intracranial hemorrhages||Brain||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ladders-fixed||Floor, n.e.c.|
|16/10/2020||DURLACH INDUSTRIES, INC.||Bradenton||Fl||An employee had been finishing concrete while wearing gloves and a long sleeve shirt. The employee left work at 2:00 PM on 10/16/2020. The employee went to the hospital at 5:00 PM, having sustained contact dermatitis on the hands, arms, and back of the neck due to exposure to concrete.||Irritant dermatitis-acute||Multiple body parts||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Cement, mortar mix-wet|
|09/10/2020||Think Global LLC||Bradenton||Fl||An employee contacted overhead power lines while in a truck basket and suffered electrical burns to the right arm, right side of torso, and right hip.||Electrical burns||Multiple body parts||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|09/09/2020||Publix Super Markets, Inc||Bradenton||Fl||An employee fell while walking, landing on the floor and suffering a broken left elbow.||Fractures||Elbow(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|05/08/2020||Irby Construction Company||Bradenton||Fl||An employee was clearing debris from the pin hole while setting up an auger into a shaft. The shaft and auger then fell into place and pinched his right middle finger. The employee suffered a fingertip amputation, just above the nailbed.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Machine and appliance parts||Construction, logging, and mining machinery|
|28/07/2020||PETERBILT MOTORS COMPANY||Denton||Texas||On July 28, 2020, an employee was doing housekeeping at the end of his shift. As he walked across the work area after emptying a trash can, he slipped in oil and fell, suffering a left ankle injury that required hospitalization and surgery.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Coal, natural gas, petroleum fuels and products|
|24/07/2020||Rayco Electric, Inc||Bradenton||Florida||An employee was installing wiring at a home. As he was coming down an 8-foot ladder, he fell. He landed on the ground and broke his right ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|13/07/2020||TST Construction Services, LLC||Denton||Texas||An employee was climbing down a scaffold, lost his grip while transitioning to a ladder, and fell 12 feet to a pallet on the ground below. He sustained a twisted ankle and broken bones.||Fractures||Lower extremities||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|27/06/2020||A & M Servicios Latinos, LLC||Bradenton||Florida||Two employees were standing next to a wall when a strong breeze caused the wall to crack. It fell onto one of the workers, covering his body in blocks. He suffered broken teeth and bones.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Struck, caught, or crushed in other collapsing structure or equipment||Walls|
|05/05/2020||Key Personnel||Denton||Texas||An employee was unloading a truck of medical supplies. As the employee lifted the truck's lift gate and the automatic dock plate, the employee's hand was caught between the lift gate and the dock. The employee sustained crushing injuries to the right hand second through fifth fingers, requiring hospitalization and surgery.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates|
|09/04/2020||American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., Inc.||Denton||Texas||An employee was grabbing pieces of OSB board from a stack and placing them on top of shingle pallets. Four or five pieces fell, one at a time, and a corner of a piece struck the employee on the toe resulting in a fractured toe.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Plywood, wood paneling; particle, chip, flake board||Containers-variable restraint, n.e.c.|
|25/03/2020||Bright Future Electric, LLC||Bradenton||Florida||An employee was installing conduit on a wall. He had to loosen the metal straps to get the pipe in the correct position. As he was adjusting the pipe, it slipped and fell. Its circular end struck his left middle and ring fingers, severing the fingertips.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|03/03/2020||Mid South Fire Solutions, LLC||Denton||Texas||Air was being reintroduced to a dry pipe fire suppression system as part of an inspection. The air supply pipe burst. The pipe struck an employee standing outside the room, about 3 feet from the door. It cut his head, causing an injury that required hospitalized and stitches.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|24/02/2020||ARS Rescue Rooter-Unique Services||Bradenton||Florida||An employee was servicing an air conditioner unit at a customer's house. Upon completion, the employee attempted to disconnect a Freon gauge from the air conditioner unit. One of the valves got stuck and Freon gas started to flow out. The employee reapplied the gauge as the Freon was coming out and sustained freon burns to both hands.||Other burns||Hand(s)||Contact with cold objects or substances||Fluorotrichloromethane||Air conditioning units|
|24/02/2020||MSB Services, LLC||Bradenton||Florida||An employee was removing a high mast light pole at a highway interchange. The crane rigging broke and struck the employee resulting in a broken arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Struck by object or equipment||Cranes-other mobile cranes|
|29/01/2020||Carrabba's||Bradenton||Florida||An employee was cutting tomatoes with a knife when he hit a hard spot on the sundried tomato, causing the knife to jump and smash down on his right thumb. As a result, his right thumb tip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|24/01/2020||Lone Star Coaches, Inc.||Denton||Texas||An employee was performing a pre-trip inspection on a vehicle when the employee's gloved right hand was caught and pulled into the engine's rotating belt. As a result, the employee's right thumb was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Bus||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|15/01/2020||AER-FLO CANVAS PRODUCTS, INC.||Bradenton||Florida||On January 15, 2020, an employee was working at a welding machine and holding the tarp as it came out of the machine. As the machine began to cut the tarp, the employee attempted to cut the corner of the tarp with scissors. The machine's blade then contacted his finger, resulting in a partial amputation of the left fifth digit.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Welding machinery|
|12/01/2020||Aldi Distribution Center - Denton Division||Denton||Texas||An employee was attempting to reposition a ride-along pallet jack between steel racking units in a freezer when the pallet jack hit an upright. The employee's hand was outside the steering guard at the time and was caught between the steel upright and the frame of the pallet jack. As a result, the employee's left pinky finger was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|19/09/2019||Southern Road & Bridge, LLC||Bradenton Beach||Florida||An employee was injured when a forklift drove over their left foot, causing the employee to buckle, and then the forklift drove over their lower right leg. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured right tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|16/09/2019||Southern Stretch Forming||Denton||Texas||An employee was making adjustments at the back of a machine. When the machine operator started the machine, the employee's thumb was under a chain on the machine and was smashed, resulting in the amputation of the left thumb tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Machinery|
|04/08/2019||Target Corporation||Denton||Texas||While cleaning under a conveyor, the employee became entangled in the conveyor and suffered a strangulation injury.||Asphyxiations, strangulations, suffocations||BODY SYSTEMS||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-powered|
|31/07/2019||Beall's Outlet Stores, Inc.||Bradenton||Florida||An employee tripped and fell to the floor, suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floor|
|22/07/2019||Keter Well Service Inc.||Denton||Texas||An employee was getting ready to place a pin in the rod basket. The employee slipped and fell approximately 14.5 feet from the top of the derrick to the ground below and sustained a fractured skull, fractures to the face, and a fractured right hand.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Oil drilling rigs and machinery||Ground, n.e.c.|
|18/07/2019||WOODRUFF & SONS, INC.||Bradenton||Florida||An employee stepped off the frame of the crusher and fell to the ground. He was hospitalized with injuries to his ribs and right hip.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level||Compactors, crushers, pulverizers-earth, mineral||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|13/07/2019||O'Reilly Hospitality Management||Denton||Texas||Two employees were installing a sink. An employee was underneath the sink while the injured employee was pushing the sink down. The sink fell through and broke. The injured employee's right arm went through the sink and his forearm was lacerated.||Cuts, lacerations||Forearm(s)||Struck against object or equipment, n.e.c.||Sinks|
|27/06/2019||Utopia Farms II, LLC||Bradenton||Florida||At approximately 3:00 p.m., an employee whose shift started at 8:00 a.m. was found unresponsive under a tree due to heat stress.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|23/06/2019||CHARTER COMMUNICATION, LLC||Bradenton||Florida||An employee was working at a customer's home, replacing an aerial drop. His ladder was on the strand approximately 15 feet above the ground. As he began to descend the ladder, the strand shifted, causing the ladder to shift, and he fell about 10 feet to the ground. He suffered a bruised rib and liver.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Movable ladders||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|08/05/2019||Sysco North Texas||Denton||Texas||A delivery driver slipped while walking on wet concrete and fell, landing on his right side. The driver's hand cart, loaded with food products, fell and amputated the driver's right middle finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered||Liquids|
|25/04/2019||Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing||Denton||Texas||An employee was climbing down a 10-foot stepladder when it shifted. He fell about 5 feet to the ground below, breaking his left wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|23/04/2019||JUNIPER LANDSCAPING OF FLORIDA, LLC||Bradenton||Florida||An employee was under a recently planted oak tree when the wind caused it to fall. The employee was struck and trapped beneath the tree, suffering multiple fractures and paralysis.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Nonclassifiable||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Trees||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|04/04/2019||Roofing by Curry||Bradenton||Florida||An employee fell from a roof to the ground 12 feet below, suffering bruises to the heels, the left arm, and the wrist.||Bruises, contusions||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
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