Elk Grove, California is a city located in Sacramento County, California. It has a population of over 180,000 and is the fifth largest city in California. As of 2010, Elk Grove had the tenth highest rate of machinery accidents in the US. This is likely due to its higher concentration of industrial and commercial businesses. If you are injured in an accident caused by machinery in Elk Grove, California, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced injury attorney that can help you get the money you need to rebuild your life.
There are many manufacturing companies located in Elk Grove (incl. Laguna) California. Some of these companies include:
|Berber Food Manufacturing Inc.
Universal Custom Display
Elk Grove Milling, Inc.
Champion Installs, Inc.
Glacier Valley Ice Company LP
Pacific Modern Homes, Inc.
|Hanford Ready-Mix, Inc.
Hanford Sand & Gravel, Inc.
Feist Cabinets & Woodworks, Inc.
Integrated Comfort Solutions, Inc.
Acuity Technical Solutions Inc.
Rainbow Company, LLC
Boss Time Management Systems, Inc.
These companies produce a variety of products, ranging from tools and equipment to parts and components for larger machines. Many of these companies have been in business for decades, and have a long history of producing quality products.
There have been a number of machinery accidents in Elk Grove (incl. Laguna) California over the years. Some of these have been fatal, while others have resulted in serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a machinery accident in Elk Grove, contact an experienced California machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Here are some of the most notable reports:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|21/10/2021||Arrow Home Products Company||Elk Grove Village||Il||Two fork trucks collided at the corner of an intersection. An employee suffered a broken foot that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Nonroadway collision with other vehicle||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|08/10/2021||Miracapo Pizza Company LLC dba LIttle Lady Foods||Elk Grove Village||Il||An employee was working on a pizza packaging line. The employee adjusted the side rail of the line and his ring finger got caught in the drive chain, resulting in an amputation of the distal end of the finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery|
|16/09/2021||Arrow Home Products||Elk Grove Village||Il||On September 16, 2021, an employee was operating a plastic trimmer when it lacerated his right hand. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery for tendon repair.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|09/08/2021||Ultra Specialties, Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Il||An employee was cutting parts on a horizontal band saw when it amputated three fingers on his right hand. He was hospitalized.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Band saws|
|31/07/2021||United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service||Elk City||Id||An employee was working the suppression operation lines while fighting a wildfire on rugged terrain when they experienced possible heat stress and dehydration and lost consciousness.||Multiple effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|30/07/2021||HMF EXPRESS||Elk Grove Village||Il||On July 30, 2021, at approximately 12:35 p.m., an employee was working at a 90-ton hydraulic brake press to bend door parts. The press cycled and the employee's left forearm and right hand were caught in the pinch point between both dies. The employee's left forearm was crushed and his right palm was fractured. He was hospitalized for surgery.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Hand(s) and arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Brake presses|
|12/07/2021||R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company||Elk Grove Village||Il||An employee was using a tool to clear a jam in the rotary cutter machine when the door on the machine closed on his left thumb resulting in a loss of flesh on the front of the thumb without bone loss.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Special process machinery|
|02/07/2021||US Packaging LLC||Elkhorn||Wi||An employee was unloading product from a truck using a forklift. While stacking the product, one of the pallets fell. The employee got out of the forklift and started picking up the fallen product. When the first pallet fell it struck another stack of pallets, causing them to be unstable. The stack fell onto the employee causing multiple femur fractures.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Skids, pallets|
|14/06/2021||Imms Industrial Coatings, Inc.||Elkmont||Al||An employee was carrying materials across a roof. The employee slipped and fell through the roof to a catwalk 10 feet below, striking a valve wheel and the catwalk grating. The employee suffered fractures to the ribs and back, as well as a cut and bruises on the face.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet||Roofs||Catwalks|
|18/05/2021||Twin River Hardwoods||Elkview||Wv||An employee was standing in the door of his truck when another truck backed into his truck and pinned him between the two trucks. The employee sustained crushing injuries.||Crushing injuries||Nonclassifiable||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|24/02/2021||H & S CONTRACTING, INC.||Elkhorn||Ne||An employee fell from the leading edge of a 15-foot-high roof to the ground. The employee suffered broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roof edges||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|15/01/2021||Bake's Steel Erectors, Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Il||An employee slipped and fell backward from a flatbed truck. His head struck the ground. He was hospitalized.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|12/01/2021||Alvarez Inc||Elk Grove Village||Il||An employee was cleaning up brush on the ground when a loose branch weighing approximately 40 pounds fell 10 feet to the ground and bounced toward the employee's chest, striking them and causing a rib fracture.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Limbs, branches-unattached|
|06/01/2021||Advance Electrical Supply||Elk Grove Village||Il||An employee fell off a truck while trying to unload it. A wire reel then fell from the truck onto the employee and injured his leg.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|20/08/2020||Custom Service Manufacturing, LLC||Elkhorn||Wi||An employee arrived at work, turned the corner leading into the cafeteria, tripped over a box, and fell. The employee sustained a broken right kneecap.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|10/08/2020||Metal Impact LLC||Elk Grove Village||Il||On August 10, 2020, an employee was removing tools from a press. He was using his right hand to operate the hoist chain while his left hand was on the eye bolt. When he pulled the hoist chain, it created tension on the eye bolt as it picked up the load. His left index finger was then crushed between the eye bolt and the spinner, resulting in a finger amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Overhead hoists|
|14/07/2020||Hudapack Metal Treating, Inc.||Elkhorn||Wisconsin||An employee was inspecting the inside of an industrial heat treating furnace. A defective relay allowed natural gas to flow into an area of the furnace and the gas was ignited by the radiant tube heating system. The employee was directly in front of a fireball that came from the oven, and sustained second degree burns to the head, face, and neck.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Head and neck||Contact with hot objects or substances||Forging machinery|
|08/07/2020||Redlands Contracting||Elk City||Oklahoma||An employee was putting a gas-powered generator into an enclosed trailer. As he was moving a metal gas can, a flash fire began and caused burns over 40 percent of his body.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel|
|23/06/2020||Atlas Steel Erection||Elkhorn||Nebraska||An employee installing a metal roof deck fell through an opening in the roof approximately 26 feet to the concrete ground. The employee sustained fractures to the left leg, left arm, pelvis, and cheek bone.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall through surface or existing opening 26 to 30 feet||Existing roof openings, other than skylights||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|01/05/2020||Chicagoland Home Products||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was operating an edge bander. The moving saw blade partially amputated the employee's little finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|28/04/2020||Menards||Elkhorn||Nebraska||An employee had just removed the bands on a pallet of siding when the stack of siding tipped over and landed on his leg. He suffered a fracture above the ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Containers-variable restraint|
|10/02/2020||D&W Fine Pack LLC||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was working on an extruder when he went into the winder to re-thread the sheet. He asked his helper to position the turret forward to gain access to the sheet roll. When the helper rotated the turret, the employee was caught between the idle roller and the pull roll guard. The injured employee sustained fractured ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Extruding machinery|
|27/01/2020||Camis Industries Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was sweeping the floor by the shipping dock when he attempted to move a molded piece of steel with his hands. The steel then fell on his leg, causing fractures to his leg and toes.||Fractures||Foot(feet) and leg(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Parts and materials|
|27/01/2020||Jeff Mactaggart Masonry LLC||Elkhorn||Nebraska||An employee placed his right hand on top of a mortar mixer grate to pull the drum back into the upright position when the paddles came down and made contact with three of the employee's fingers, causing a partial amputation of the ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Agitators, mixers-earth, mineral|
|24/09/2019||Patterson Services Inc.||Elk City||Oklahoma||An employee was moving a pump motor when it fell on his foot, breaking it.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Motors other than vehicle|
|13/09/2019||Cooper Lighting, LLC||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was operating a standup forklift in reverse after placing a skid of material on the storage rack. The forklift struck a boom attachment that was stored in the area and the boom struck the employee's left leg causing a compound fracture to the lower leg.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Parts and materials|
|12/07/2019||PINEDA BROTHERS LOGGING, INC.||Elk River||Idaho||Employees up the hill were cutting down a tree. The falling tree caught onto a leaning tree which then struck an employee in the chest. The employee was hospitalized with cracked ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Trees||Trees|
|03/07/2019||Axis Warehouse, LLC||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was operating a forklift inside a truck when the truck began to pull away. The employee jumped out of the forklift and broke both heels.||Fractures||Heel(s)||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|09/04/2019||All-State Industries, Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was loading material between rollers on a press machine. The machine engaged and caused the material to shift, catching his right middle finger. The fingernail and nailbed were amputated.||Amputations||Fingernail(s), nailbed(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Presses, except printing|
|02/04/2019||ROSS INTERNATIONAL, INC.||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was receiving freight when the loading plate malfunctioned and would not move up. The employee tried to move the plate with his hand, and the dock plate was knocked back and hit his right hand, resulting in an index fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates|
|06/03/2019||Arc-Tronics, Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was soldering parts together. A cable was tangled around her right foot, under her desk; when she stood, she lost her balance and fell, dislocating her left knee.||Dislocation of joints||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Power cords, electrical cords, extension cords|
|06/03/2019||Videojet Technologies, Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||A pallet vendor was counting pallets in an aisle when a forklift struck him, breaking his left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|19/02/2019||Machine Service Incorporated||Elkhorn||Wisconsin||An employee slipped on ice and fell, suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|12/02/2019||Aviagen Inc.||Elkmont||Alabama||An employee was cutting down packaging materials to build cardboard pallets for export orders. His fingers contacted the table saw blade causing a left middle fingertip amputation and a laceration to the left index finger requiring stiches.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|04/02/2019||David Henderson Logging||Elk River||Idaho||An employee was felling a tree. Part of a tree that was leaning on the tree the employee was felling fell onto the employee causing a concussion, cracked vertebrae, a cracked rib, broken teeth and a broken femur.||Fractures (except skull fractures) and concussions||Multiple body parts||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Trees|
|25/08/2018||S. P. Richards Company||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was closing a dock door when a rope caught his foot and he fell to the ground, breaking his ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall, slip, trip||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Rope, twine, string|
|20/08/2018||Express Energy Services||Elk City||Oklahoma||An employee was using a foot to set slips when the right foot was caught between slips and the rig floor, resulting in a partial amputation of the little toe.||Amputations||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|25/07/2018||CMP Anodizing, Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was carrying a 5-gallon bucket filled with 3 gallons of a chemical containing 77 to 100 percent sulfuric acid, preparing to add it to an anodizing tank. He tripped and the acid splashed out of the bucket, burning his torso area.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Trunk||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Sulfuric acid||Shoes, boots, slippers, sandals|
|16/07/2018||Zesto||Elkhorn||Nebraska||An employee was dumping grease from a deep fryer. The grease melted the bottom from the bucket and it spilled out. The employee fell in the spilled grease, suffering third degree burns to the knees and random second degree burns to the rest of his body.||Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns||Knee(s)||Contact with hot objects or substances||Fats, oils, cooking greases||Buckets, baskets, pails|
|30/06/2018||Boral Building Products Inc.||Elkland||Pennsylvania||An employee fell from the lowered standing platform of a powered industrial truck onto the concrete floor about 8 inches below, breaking his hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Floor, n.e.c.|
|11/06/2018||Tri-Point Oil & Gas Production Systems LLC||Elk City||Oklahoma||An employee was standing on the top step of a 2-foot stepladder to change paint booth filters. The employee fell off the stepladder to the concrete floor and fractured the right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|31/05/2018||FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was reversing a forklift when he struck a steel cross beam and fractured his vertebrae.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|17/04/2018||UPS Freight Boarding||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee slipped on black ice while walking between two parked trailers during a trailer inspection, suffering a hip fracture.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot-paved||Ice, sleet, snow|
|12/04/2018||U.S. Postal Service||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was hanging a sign on a swinging door while on a motorized cart when a forklift operator reversed through the swinging doors and pinned the employee's foot and ankle between the swinging door and the motorized cart. The employee suffered fractures to the right leg and ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway||Off-road or industrial vehicle-powered||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|03/04/2018||D & K Group, Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was waiting for a production line to finish. The employee's right hand was on the hoist controls when the employee's pinky finger became caught in the hoist clasp, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Material and personnel handling machinery|
|14/02/2018||Lawrence Foods, Inc.||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was cleaning underneath a kettle of boiling water when a hose came off the kettle and the boiling water burned the employee's shoulder and left arm.||Heat (thermal) burns||Shoulder(s) and arm(s)||Contact with hot objects or substances||Water|
|10/01/2018||Twin City Fan Companies, LTD.||Elkton||South Dakota||An employee was operating a press brake to bend material. The employee's hand was under the die when the employee's foot applied pressure to the pedal, causing the press to operate. The employee's hand was then caught in the press.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Brake presses|
|09/01/2018||Omaha Door and Window||Elkhorn||Nebraska||An employee was replacing the bottom seal on a garage door. When he removed a roller, tension on the door caused it to fling up. The bottom section of the door struck his face, fracturing his cheekbone.||Fractures||Cheek(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Garage doors|
|26/09/2017||FedEx Trade Networks||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was giving a tour of the warehouse, turned in a different direction and felt a pain in his back. The employee was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Walking, without other incident-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|26/09/2017||BKBG Enterprises, Inc. dba Devanco Foods||Elk Grove Village||Illinois||An employee was cleaning meat from the band saw and contacted the blade cutting his right index finger.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against object or equipment||Butchering machinery|
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