In El Paso, Texas, machinery accidents are a common occurrence. According to the National Safety Council, there are over 100,000 workplace injuries each year due to machines. This includes injuries from falls, cuts, burns, and more. In order to avoid these injuries, it is important to be aware of the dangers that machinery presents. One of the most common dangers of machinery is improper installation. If a machine is not installed correctly or if it is not maintained properly, it can cause serious injury. In addition, machines can also be dangerous if they are not operated correctly.
El Paso Texas is home to a number of manufacturing companies. The largest and most well-known companies include
|Western Refining, Inc.
Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Pinnacle Foods Finance LLC
Allegheny Ludlum, LLC
Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc.
Adient US LLC
United States Gypsum Company
|Helen of Troy Texas Corporation
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
Catalent Pharma Solutions, LLC
Seisa Medical, Inc.
Elamex Usa, Corp.
Stoneridge Electronics, Inc.
These companies have a significant impact on the local economy and create jobs for residents.
There have been a number of machinery accidents in El Paso, Texas. If you have been injured in an accident involving machinery, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced El Paso machinery accident lawyer can help you determine whether you are eligible for compensation and can guide you through the complex claim process.
The following are examples of machinery accidents in El Paso, TX:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|18/11/2021||Griffin Lumber Company, Inc.||Cordele||Ga||An employee was operating a trim saw when his right ring finger became caught in the trim block's drive belt and pulley. The employee's right ring and middle fingertips were amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|16/11/2021||Eagle Granite Company||Elberton||Ga||An employee was climbing a ladder to repair a saw when they slipped and fell approximately 4 feet to the concrete floor below. The employee sustained a broken leg and a fractured knee.||Fractures||Knee(s) and leg(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|13/11/2021||Intelligrated Systems, LLC||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was performing preventive maintenance on a conveyor. It suddenly started while he was inside the belt, and the slats caused multiple fractures to his upper and lower leg.||Fractures||Multiple leg locations||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|12/11/2021||NAZARETH HOSPITAL||Philadelphia||Pa||On November 12, 2021, a nurse slipped on a wet floor, fell, and fractured her right wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Liquids|
|11/11/2021||Red River Mixing, LLC||Idabel||Ok||An employee was working near a machine mixer housing and charge belt. The machine activated and the employee was trapped between the housing and the belt, suffering broken ribs and contusions.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Special process machinery|
|11/11/2021||Tradesmen International, Inc.||Caldwell||Id||A temporary employee fell from a ladder, suffered a broken bone, and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Ladders|
|11/11/2021||TPG Pressure, Inc.||South Beloit||Il||An employee was welding a metal strap on both sides of a 20-foot long pipe. There was a welding machine on each side of the pipe. The pipes were placed on a conveyor which moved the pipes toward the pre-stress wiring machine. While the employee was walking between the pipes, a pipe rolled backward off the conveyor and caught the employee between the pipes. The employee sustained broken ribs and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Concrete or clay pipes and conduits||Conveyors-powered|
|10/11/2021||Builders Firstsource - Florida, LLC||Bunnell||Fl||On November 10, 2021, an employee was using a chop saw to cut an overhanging stop attached to a door jamb. When the blade hit the jamb, the blade kicked back and his left hand was pulled into it. His left thumb and middle finger were lacerated and his left index finger was amputated below the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|10/11/2021||Pilgrim's Pride Corporation||Russellville||Al||An employee was walking across a cargo unloading pad when a forklift backed into her. She suffered a head injury and lost consciousness.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|10/11/2021||Viking Chemical Co.||Beloit||Wi||An employee was filling chemical tanks when the muriatic and chlorine chemical intake lines were switched, resulting in a chemical reaction and chemical off-gassing. The employee required hospitalization for chemical vapor inhalation.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Multiple chemicals or chemical mixtures|
|09/11/2021||Wenglar Ag & Industrial||El Campo||Tx||An employee was climbing up a ladder to leave a work site. The employee slipped and fell, broke both ankles, and was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|09/11/2021||Allied Universal Security Services LLC||Cleveland||Oh||An employee was helping to capture an escaped patient. The employee collided with a police officer and fell, resulting in a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Injury by other person-unintentional or intent unknown, n.e.c.||Co-worker or work associate of injured or ill worker|
|09/11/2021||International Peanut Group||Brownfield||Tx||An employee was processing peanuts on a table near an intake fan. The fan cover had a hole that created suction strong enough to pull the employee's right hand into the blade, resulting in two amputated fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Fans, blowers-wall, floor, ceiling, ventilation|
|09/11/2021||Founders Service & Manufacturing, Inc.||Deerfield||Oh||On November 9, 2021, an employee was reaching into a sand core machine when the press came down on his left ring and little fingers. He underwent partial medical amputations to both fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Extruding, injecting, forming, molding machinery|
|09/11/2021||Prairie Smokehouse Partners LLC||Springfield||Il||On November 9, 2021, an employee was getting a machine ready to run when his left middle finger contacted a serrated blade and was partially amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Machinery|
|09/11/2021||Excell Refrigeration, Inc.||Wellington||Fl||An employee was on a rooftop, screwing down a bolt with a wrench. The wrench slipped. He lost his balance and fell onto the screw, which lacerated the inside of his right hand. He was hospitalized.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s), except finger(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Roof surfaces other than roof edge||Wrenches-nonpowered|
|09/11/2021||Caliber Collision||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was stepping down from a framing machine when they fell from a step stool to the ground, resulting in a lower leg fracture.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|08/11/2021||Uline, Inc.||Braselton||Ga||An employee was walking near a staging area when they were struck by a forklift carrying a load of boxed product, resulting in a bruise to their head and a laceration to their head that required staples. The employee was hospitalized.||Cuts and abrasions or bruises||Head||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|07/11/2021||University of Pennsylvania Health System||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee fell from a ladder onto the ground, resulting in broken ribs and contusions.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/11/2021||Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.||Lakeland||Fl||An employee was on an 8-foot fiberglass ladder, getting an empty box down from shelving in the stock room. The ladder tipped to the side and the employee fell to the floor, suffering broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|05/11/2021||John R. Jurgensen Co.||Felicity||Oh||An employee was struck by a truck inside of a road construction work zone, causing a broken ankle and brain bleed.||Cerebral and other intracranial hemorrhages||Brain||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|04/11/2021||Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP||Delhi||La||An employee was replacing parts of a pipeline system. The employee pulled a pipeline marker pole from the ground, which made a deep void in the soil. When he reached into the hole to grab the leads, a copperhead snake bit the inside of his right elbow.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Stings and venomous bites||Venomous snakes|
|04/11/2021||Duracell Industrial Operations Inc||Bethel||Ct||An employee had been mixing cathode powder in a mixer. With the mixing completed, he tilted the mixer to empty the powder into a bucket through the designated port. The mixer was powered on to push the powder out through the port. There was powder adhered to the port, and he tried to get it out using his left hand. The mixer blade contacted his fingers, resulting in deglovings and fractures to the middle and index fingers. The middle finger was medically amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Special process machinery|
|04/11/2021||HOWARD INDUSTRIES, INC.||Laurel||Ms||An employee was setting up a coil-winding machine when one of the machine's mandrels fell and the employee's right index finger got caught between two mandrels, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Winders, unwinders|
|03/11/2021||Woerner Turf Foley Farm||Elberta||Al||An employee was adjusting a drive shaft on a blower when the shaft tilted and pinched two fingers on his left hand, resulting in amputations.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Agricultural and garden machinery|
|02/11/2021||Tom's Quality Millwork & Hardwoods Inc.||Campbellsport||Wi||An employee was on his hands and knees to line up a jack plate and arbor plate and screw a bolt through the plates. The employee had his right thumb positioned on top of the jack plate when the arbor plate slipped down approximately 2 inches and pinched the tip of the employee's right thumb, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Nonclassifiable|
|02/11/2021||Lex Products, LLC||Shelton||Ct||An employee was operating an overmold machine. The machine's table moved while the employee's right index finger was in a hole for the mold, causing the amputation of the fingertip at the first joint.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Extruding, injecting, forming, molding machinery|
|01/11/2021||Marion Moulding||Winfield||Al||On November 1, 2021, an employee was feeding a wood bundle into a wrapping machine when a piece of wood dropped. Her left middle finger was caught between it and the incoming wood bundle. The finger was partially amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery||Wood, lumber|
|01/11/2021||Samuels and Son Seafood Co.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was using a fish skinning machine. The machine caught the employee's left hand, causing ligament damage and partial degloving.||Avulsions, enucleations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Butchering machinery|
|01/11/2021||Walmart, Inc.||West Melbourne||Fl||An employee was walking into work when she tripped over a water hose and fell to the concrete, resulting in a broken hip and a broken rib.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Hoses|
|01/11/2021||Texas Roadhouse||Slidell||La||An employee was using a blender to blend macaroni and cheese and amputated his thumb.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Mixers, blenders, whippers-food and beverage|
|01/11/2021||Mansfield Engineered Components||Mansfield||Oh||On November 1, 2021, an employee was attempting clear a jam in a riveter when his right middle finger became caught in the machine. The employee's right middle fingertip was amputated and his right ring finger was crushed.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|31/10/2021||J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc.||Adel||Ga||An employee was running PVC production lines when a machine malfunctioned. As he tried to free a pipe that was jammed in a belling station, the machine started to process and its hydraulic cylinder came down on his right little finger. The finger was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|30/10/2021||The Ziegenfelder Company, Inc.||Wheeling||Wv||An employee was repairing the belt and pulley system of a conveyor. His gloved right hand was caught in the belt and pulley when the machine started, resulting in a partial amputation of the right thumb.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|29/10/2021||Martin Tractor, Inc.||Brimfield||Il||An employee was servicing a tractor. He had accessed a tire via a 2-step step ladder. He was stepping down from the tractor's tire and onto the step ladder, but missed the top step of the ladder and fell 3 feet, landing on the ladder and then the ground. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured left rib and lacerated spleen.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Tractor||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|29/10/2021||Ohio Valley Waste Services Inc.||Wellsville||Oh||An employee operating a garbage truck was performing backyard service at a client's home. The employee slipped on wet grass and fell to the ground, resulting in broken bones in his forearm and ankle.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Ground||Liquids|
|28/10/2021||The Martin-Brower Co, LLC||Fairfield||Oh||An employee was leaving a trailer with the pallet jack he had been using to load it. When he reached the place where the dock plate met the trailer, he fell forward and landed head first on the floor. He was hospitalized.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Fall on same level||Floor|
|28/10/2021||First Florida Constructors||Wesley Chapel||Fl||An employee was standing on an A-frame ladder, trying to fit a window into a window frame. The ladder wobbled and went sideways. The employee fell to the ground, suffering a broken wrist and three broken ribs.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|28/10/2021||Tri-State Machine, Inc.||Wheeling||Wv||An employee was working in the shop when several large pieces of metal welded together fell on his leg, resulting in a fracture. The employee was hospitalized for surgery.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Parts and materials|
|27/10/2021||C & D Rigging Realty LLC||Steelton||Pa||An employee was working on a handrail system between a short concrete wall and a stack of steel blooms consisting of 8-inch square sections of steel that were 30 feet long and stacked 4 feet high. The blooms shifted and pinned the employee against the wall, resulting in a broken right leg and right knee along with bruising on the left leg.||Fractures||Knee(s) and leg(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Containers-variable restraint||Walls|
|27/10/2021||American Builders and Contractors Supply Co., Inc.||Springfield||Ma||On October 27, 2021, two employees were assembling a shelving unit with a co-worker. A boom attachment on the top shelf of the racking fell down as the two employees were pulling on the crossbar to lower one of the shelves in the middle of the rack. The boom fell and hit the crossbar, jamming it in an employee's left collar bone and chest. The cross bar then fell and landed on the other employee's feet, resulting in a fracture and hospitalization.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Parts and materials||Racks-garment and other|
|27/10/2021||BJ's Wholesale Club||Springfield||Pa||An employee was using a forklift to pull down a pallet from a steel rack. A bulb fell from a light fixture and made contact with the forklift, startling the employee and resulting in the control handle getting pulled back, which caused the employee's left hand to get caught between the cabin and the steel racking. The employee's left little finger was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(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|
|27/10/2021||PEPPERIDGE FARM INCORPORATED||Lakeland||Fl||An employee was cleaning out the crumb tray of a dough divider machine when his finger became caught in a conveyor roller/belt. The employee sustained a broken finger and lacerations, which required stitches.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Conveyors-powered|
|27/10/2021||Topre America Corporation||Springfield||Oh||An employee was using a projection welder to weld a nut onto a metal part when its electrodes amputated his left index fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Welding machinery|
|27/10/2021||Paco Steel of Arkansas||Armorel||Ar||An employee was using an overhead crane to load a steel coil onto a semi-truck when the employee's left little finger was caught between the coil and the crane's C-hook, resulting in a partial amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cranes-gantry, overhead, monorail, container|
|26/10/2021||Lowe's Home Improvement||Springfield||Mo||An employee was stepping off a flatbed trailer when they fell to the ground, resulting in a collar bone injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Other fall to lower level||Trailers||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/10/2021||Jegs Automotive, Inc.||Delaware||Oh||An employee was driving a forklift. They stepped off the forklift to keep from hitting a co-worker and the forklift tire ran over their left foot. The employee sustained a fractured hallux and degloving injury to the left foot.||Avulsions, enucleations||Foot (feet)||Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|25/10/2021||U.S. Postal Service - Dassel Post Office||Dassel||Mn||On October 25, 2021, an employee parked at a residence to deliver a package. As the employee exited the vehicle and reached into the driver's side to remove the keys, the front driver's side tire rolled back on his leg, resulting in leg fractures.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|25/10/2021||Scoular Company||Wellington||Ks||An employee was cleaning the interior portion of a grain bin when their foot was caught in an open sump pit where a drag was operating and their foot was fractured. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Agricultural and garden machinery|
|24/10/2021||Georgia Pacific Monticello LLC||Monticello||Ms||An employee suffered a broken and lacerated right thumb while cleaning wood chips from a screen room.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
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