In recent years, Fairfield California has had a high number of machinery accidents. One reason for this is that many businesses in Fairfield rely on machinery to run their business. When something goes wrong with these machines, it can have serious consequences for the businesses and their employees. One way that businesses can protect themselves from machinery accidents is by having a safety policy in place. This policy will outline how the company will respond to accidents, what equipment is safe to use, and how training will be provided to employees. It also helps to ensure that everyone in the company is aware of the safety policies and procedures. If you are the victim of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. They can help you to understand your rights and what steps you should take next.
This year, the Fairfield Police Department is reminding everyone to stay safe around machinery by following these simple tips:
– always read the operator’s manual before using any machinery
– never work on machinery while it is running
– make sure all safety guards are in place before operating machinery
– always remove lose clothing or jewelry before working on machinery
– keep your hands and feet away from moving parts
There are many different types of manufacturing companies located in Fairfield, California. Some of these companies include: food and beverage manufacturers, electronics manufacturers, automotive parts manufacturers, and more.
|Abbott Nutrition Manufacturing Inc.
Calbee America Incorporated
Frank-Lin Distillers Products, Ltd.
Macro Plastics, Inc.
Primal Pet Foods, Inc.
New Desserts, Inc.
|Abco Laboratories, Inc.
Scott Lamp Company, Inc.
Toray Advanced Composites Ads, LLC
Courage Production, LLC
Innovative Combustion Technologies Inc
S.T. Johnson Company, LLC
The Olive Oil Factory LLC
Each of these companies has their own unique set of safety hazards that their employees must be aware of.
There have been a number of machinery accidents in Fairfield California over the years. If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Fairfield, CA, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the party that caused the accident. A Fairfield California machinery accident lawyer can help you determine whether you are eligible for benefits and help you file a claim.
Here are some of the reported accident cases in Fairfield:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|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|
|14/10/2021||Paul Miller Nissan||Fairfield||Ct||An employee was delivering auto parts at a car dealership. There was an attempted robbery, and the employee was shot in the stomach.||Gunshot wounds||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Shooting by other person-intentional||Robber||Firearm|
|05/10/2021||United States Steel Corporation||Fairfield||Al||An employee was using a remote controlled overhead crane to position a steel chock measuring 3 feet by 2 feet onto a roll. The employee handled the crane remote with his right hand and the wire rope with his left hand when the wire rope caught his left thumb, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Entangled in other object or equipment||Wire, cables-nonelectrical|
|20/09/2021||Salo, Inc.||Fairfield||Oh||While working in a client's home, an employee reached to turn on a light switch and fell down the basement stairs approximately 4 steps to the concrete floor. The employee sustained fractures to the right wrist, elbow, and knee, and a laceration to the face.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Stairs, steps-indoors||Floor, n.e.c.|
|11/08/2021||Koch Foods of Cincinnati LLC||Fairfield||Oh||An employee was using a standup forklift to transport a tote of meat into a freezer. The forklift backed into a bollard and the employee fell to the cement ground, suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Posts, bollards, moorings|
|11/08/2021||AutoZone Auto Parts||Fairfield||Oh||An employee fell from a ladder to a tile floor, suffering a head injury, a broken collarbone, and broken ribs. The employee also lost consciousness.||Fractures and other injuries||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|07/07/2021||Foxtail Foods, LLC||Fairfield||Oh||An employee was cleaning a machine and partially amputated their right middle finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|14/06/2021||United States Steel Corporation - Fairfield Tubular||Fairfield||Al||An employee was using an air wand to remove sand when hot sand was blown back into the employee's face and under his jacket. The employee was hospitalized with second degree burns on the forehead and right forearm.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Sand, gravel|
|26/05/2021||Consigli Construction Company, Inc.||Fairfield||Ct||An employee suffered a partial amputation to the left middle fingertip while cutting millwork with a miter saw.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|20/05/2021||Sugar Creek Packing Co.||Fairfield||Oh||One employee struck another employee in the face with a closed fist causing him to fall to the ground. The injured employee sustained a broken nose and a brain contusion and was hospitalized.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Co-worker or work associate of injured or ill worker|
|25/03/2021||O'Gara - Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Company LLC||Fairfield||Oh||An employee was moving a test fixture for armored vehicle glass when one of the wheels failed, causing the fixture to tip onto the employee and fracture their right foot and injure their left knee.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Nonclassifiable|
|19/03/2021||United States Steel Corporation - Fairfield Tubular||Fairfield||Al||An employee was placing a connector to a hot mold. Some moisture got into the mold, causing it to pop. The employee suffered burns to his leg, his heel, and the back of his head.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Molten or hot metals, slag||Steam, vapors, liquids, ice|
|25/02/2021||Ranger Environmental, Inc.||Fairfield||Al||An employee was picking up a paper towel from the floor near a two-phase electrical heater. Loose wiring on the heater and stand shocked the employee's left ring and index fingers.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Direct exposure to electricity||Furnaces, heaters|
|14/01/2021||Midwest Container Corporation||Fairfield||Oh||An employee was operating a rotary die cutter when he fell onto containerboard on the floor, resulting in a fractured leg that required hospitalization and surgery.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|15/10/2020||U.S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc.||Fairfield||Al||An employee was repairing a nitrogen line. Pressure in the line caused a fitting to come off the line and strike the employee, causing abdominal injuries and broken ribs. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Pipe fittings, collars||Pressure lines, except hoses|
|29/09/2020||Imperia Foods Inc.||Fairfield||Nj||An employee entered a cardboard baler behind a heavy, 4 1/2-foot by 6-foot metal door. A forklift moving a load struck the door, which in turn struck and injured the employee.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Nonclassifiable||Pedestrian vehicular incident, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Doors, except garage and vehicle|
|18/09/2020||Fairfield University||Fairfield||Ct||While returning to their patrol vehicle after dark, an officer slipped and fell down an embankment in the woods fracturing three ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Embankments||Ground, n.e.c.|
|21/08/2020||Koch Foods of Cincinnati LLC||Fairfield||Oh||An employee was removing meat from a grinder and the blade amputated finger(s) on the left hand.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Meat grinders|
|05/08/2020||Verner-Cadby, Inc||Fairfield||Nj||An employee fell onto pavement while loading parts into a van for delivery.||Cerebral and other intracranial hemorrhages||Brain||Fall, slip, trip||Nonclassifiable|
|14/05/2020||Koch Foods, Inc||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee suffered an amputation of the right index finger and partial amputation of the right thumb while attempting to unjam a bagger machine. The machine was guarded at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery|
|16/03/2020||I.D. Images, LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was adjusting a flexographic press. The press amputated the employee's right middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Presses-printing|
|19/02/2020||Tecta America New England. LLC||Fairfield||Connecticut||An employee climbed to the top of a ladder and was stepping onto a roof when he lost his balance and fell toward the ground. A coworker caught him under his arms from behind, preventing his head from hitting the ground, but not before his heels hit the sidewalk hard. He suffered a compression fracture and heelbone fractures, requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Heel(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/02/2020||Koch Foods of Cincinnati, LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was cleaning a spiral inlet belt on a line. A sprocket on the belt caught his left hand, and his left arm was broken.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|06/09/2019||RK Metals, Inc.||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee tripped over bins that parts were being sorted into and fell to the concrete floor. The employee suffered a broken left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space|
|20/08/2019||ALBA Manufacturing, Inc.||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee fell from the same level while moving chairs and floor mats, suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|18/07/2019||Tradesmen International Corporation||Fairfield||Pennsylvania||An employee was running electrical conduit when he suffered cramps and felt ill. He was hospitalized for heat-related muscle injury.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|09/07/2019||Cache Valley Electric Co.||Fairfield||Alabama||After installing grounding wire in rebar mats, an employee became dehydrated and was hospitalized.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|21/06/2019||Koch Foods of Cincinnati LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||Bleach was mixed with acid that resulted in a chemical reaction and a cloud. An employee inhaled a chemical mixture and was hospitalized.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Multiple chemicals or chemical mixtures|
|04/06/2019||Cent-Roll Products, LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was getting ready to grind a part. The lathe (rotating roll) was turned off but was still spinning when the employee's hand was pulled into a pinch point between the roll and grinding wheel, amputating a finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Metalworking lathes|
|13/03/2019||Perkins & Marie Callender's, LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||A temporary employee was watching another, full-time employee adjust a whipped topping machine. Rotating parts in the machine amputated the tip of the temporary employee's thumb.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Mixers, blenders, whippers-food and beverage|
|25/02/2019||K-Pel Industrial Services, Inc.||Fort Fairfield||Maine||An employee was loading a telehandler onto a flatbed trailer to transport it to the next jobsite. The employee was backing the telehandler off the trailer to realign it. While backing up, two tires slipped off the trailer causing the telehandler to tip over on to its side and fall to the ground. The employee sustained a broken pelvis, bruised ribs, and a head laceration. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Pelvis||Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|22/02/2019||Koch Foods of Cincinnati LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was using a powered pallet jack to move a pallet of material. The jack backed into a metal post, pinching off the tip of the employee's right ring finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|19/02/2019||NN Power Solutions Inc||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was working with a plastic insertion machine when it cycled and caught the employee's right hand. The employee was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|02/01/2019||The Martin Brower Co., LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was on an 8-foot fiberglass step ladder checking faulty LED lighting in the ceiling using a volt meter when the employee made contact with 277 volts and received an electrical shock. He fell to the floor, hitting his head.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Lamps, light fixtures|
|21/09/2018||MB Manufacturing Corp.||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was attempting to retrieve a plank that was stuck under a log at a log table when the log table was lowered down on his hand, resulting in a left ring finger amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Logging and wood processing machinery-specialized|
|20/09/2018||Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc.||Fairfield||Ohio||On 9/20/2018, an employee was using a spatula to break up clumps of sugar in a commercial mixer when the mixing blades grabbed the spatula, pulling the employee's hand into the blades and resulting in an amputation of the left index fingertip. The mixer was running at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Mixers, blenders, whippers-food and beverage||Cooking and eating utensils, except knives|
|18/08/2018||Koch Foods of Cincinnati LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||On August 18, 2018, an employee was cleaning the fryer room when another employee inadvertently sprayed the employee's eyes with a caustic gel cleaner.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Eye(s)||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Cleaning and polishing agents|
|07/07/2018||Mohon Blasting and Coatings LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was sandblasting walls. As the employee reached to sand blast a spot, the ladder became unbalanced. The employee fell and the blast stream contacted his left hand and wrist causing abrasions requiring a skin graft and nerve damage.||Abrasions, scratches||Hand(s) and wrist(s)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Sand, gravel||Sandblasters-powered|
|07/07/2018||Aero Fulfillment||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was dismounting a ladder when the ring on her ring finger was caught on metal material holding up a conveyor system, resulting in an amputation to her ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment, n.e.c.||Material and personnel handling machinery||Jewelry, ID badge lanyards|
|13/06/2018||Fairfield Insulation||Fairfield||Connecticut||An employee was working on a ladder attaching gutters to the roof. The ladder started sliding to the right and the employee jumped 18 feet to the ground. The employee sustained a fracture in his lower vertebrae and possible ligament damage to his knee.||Fractures||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|08/06/2018||Matrix Providers Inc.||Fairfield||California||An employee was assisting a patient sit up in bed, turned, and got tangled in the alternating leg pressure cord causing her to trip, but not fall. She sustained neck and back strain.||Strains||Neck and back||Trip over an object without fall||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker||Power cords, electrical cords, extension cords|
|15/05/2018||Landscapes Unlimited||Fairfield||Pennsylvania||An employee tripped over a stool while walking behind a snack bar, falling to the floor and fracturing the right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Chairs|
|01/05/2018||AAA Club Alliance, Inc.||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was working on a catalytic converter when he slipped and injured his leg. His leg swelled and the employee was hospitalized.||Swelling, inflammation, irritation-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Slip without fall||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|09/04/2018||G & W PRODUCTS LLC||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was fabricating a four-post stand. While the employee was bolting the stand together, one of the posts (weighing approximately 1,500 pounds) fell over and struck the employee's head. The impact resulted in fractures to the C6 and C7 vertebrae and a laceration to the employee's head.||Fractures||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Parts and materials|
|22/03/2018||Fischer Manufacturing, Inc||Fairfield||Ohio||On 3/22/2018, an employee was attempting to remove glue buildup from a machine's rollers when the machine's cutting knife amputated the employee's right middle finger. The machine's gate was open at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Machinery|
|13/03/2018||ALBA Manufacturing, Inc.||Fairfield||Ohio||An employee was machining holes into a piece of channel flange when the employee's finger was pinched and then amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Boring, drilling, planing, milling machinery|
|25/02/2018||The Kroger Co.||Fairfield||Ohio||After operating a deli slicer, an employee turned and slipped on lunchmeat that was on the floor. The employee suffered left tibia and fibula fractures, requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Meat, poultry, seafood|
|24/01/2018||United States Steel Corporation||Fairfield||Alabama||An employee was trying to unjam a pipe that was stalled in a hydro tester. The employee was able to clear the stall, at which point the hydro tester allowed another pipe to enter it. The employee's right thumb was then caught between the two pipes, amputating it at the middle joint.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Product testing, inspecting, and diagnostic machinery|
|31/08/2017||Chris Christensen Systems||Fairfield||Texas||Two employees became nauseated and began vomiting after unloading chemicals from the truck. One employee was hospitalized.||Nausea, vomiting- toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to other harmful substances||Nonclassifiable|
|12/08/2017||PANERA, LLC||Fairfield||New Jersey||An employee was closing the rollup door of a trailer parked at the loading dock when his third and fourth fingers on his right hand were caught between the door panels, amputating his third fingertip and crushing his fourth fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Trailers|
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