Fargo is a city in the state of North Dakota and is located in the west central part of the state. In 2010, Fargo had a population of 117,036 and it is the third largest city in North Dakota. The city is home to several major corporations. In 2008, there were 11 machine accidents in Fargo resulting in $1.5 million in damages. In 2009, there were 15 machine accidents in Fargo resulting in $2.1 million in damages. In 2010, there were 23 machine accidents in Fargo resulting in $2.8 million in damages.
Fargo is home to a number of manufacturing companies, including
|Clark Equipment Company
R.D. Offutt Company
Truenorth Steel, Inc.
Swanson Health Products Inc
Dot’s Pretzels, LLC
Fargo Assembly Company, Inc.
|Red River Commodities, Inc.
Weisgram Metal Fab, Inc.
Korber Medipak Systems NA Inc.
Appareo Systems, LLC
Crary Industries, Inc.
Caterpillar Remanufacturing Drivetrain LLC
Drayton Foods LLC
This wealth of industry has created a number of machinery accidents in Fargo, which can be costly for businesses and their employees.
Overall, Fargo is a safe place to work, but these accidents highlight the importance of complying with safety regulations. businesses in Fargo should make sure they have an adequate safety plan in place and that their employees are trained on how to properly use equipment.
In the past few years, there have been several machinery accidents in Fargo North Dakota. These accidents have caused injuries and property damages, and they have left families and businesses struggling to cope.
If you have been injured in a machinery accident, don’t hesitate to contact a Fargo North Dakota machinery accident lawyer. Your attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve and may be able to get the insurance company to pay for your damages.
Here are a few of the most notable machinery accidents in Fargo North Dakota:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|21/10/2021||Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc.||Fargo||Nd||An employee was setting up a mechanical room when a gate valve pinched his right ring finger. The finger was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Valves, nozzles|
|15/09/2021||Family HealthCare Center||Fargo||Nd||An employee fell while pushing a custodial cart and suffered fractured vertebrae.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Fall on same level||Floor|
|11/09/2021||Cardinal IG||Fargo||Nd||An employee was observing while glass was being put on a conveyor on the ingoing side of a washer. The employee's left hand was pulled into a conveyor roller. His index and middle fingers were severely broken, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Washers, dryers, and cleaning machinery and appliances|
|02/08/2021||All American Plumbing & Heating, Inc.||Fargo||Nd||An employee was on a platform hanging a 4-inch piece of cast iron pipe. He fell through a ladder access hole and landed on the floor about 8 feet below, suffering a head injury (with a concussion) and a sore shoulder.||Concussions||Brain||Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet||Existing floor opening||Floor, n.e.c.|
|08/07/2021||Miller Insulation Co., Inc.||Fargo||Nd||An employee was installing pipes and ducts in an attic space. His elbow struck a metal frame and was injured.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Elbow(s)||Struck against stationary object or equipment||Structural elements|
|26/06/2021||Nu-tek Food Science, LLC||Fargo||Nd||An employee was changing a bulk bag underneath a hopper when his left hand became caught on the rotary airlock, resulting in amputations to his index, middle, and ring fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Special process machinery|
|09/06/2021||CNH Industrial||Fargo||Nd||An employee suffered heat stress while conducting on-the-job training.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|09/04/2021||Magnum Contracting, Inc.||Fargo||Nd||An employee was climbing an extension ladder with his tools in a bucket. As he reached the top of the ladder and raised the bucket to the third floor, he fell from the ladder onto the decking of the second floor 15 feet below. He suffered a broken vertebra.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Extension ladders||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|08/03/2021||Red Cedar Steel Erectors Inc||Fargo||Nd||An employee was connecting two steel beams when his right ring finger was caught between the beams, resulting in surgical amputation of the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Beams-unattached metal||Beams-unattached metal|
|07/01/2021||Dirt Dynamics||Fargo||Nd||An employee was attaching a wall form panel to a knuckle boom. The boom lowered, pinching the employee's left hand against the wall panel and amputating the index finger at the knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cranes||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|04/01/2021||Moorhead Electric, Inc.||West Fargo||Nd||An employee was operating a scissor lift when his finger got caught between an electrical panel and the lift's railing, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|09/10/2020||K and K Construction and Repair, Inc.||West Fargo||Nd||An employee was using a chain hoist to lift an angle hook that had been tack-welded to a metal plate. The weld failed, causing the plate to drop and strike the employee's left hand. Fingers on the left hand were injured and the index finger was partially amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Metal plates, metal panels||Overhead hoists|
|04/10/2020||Sanford Medical Center - Fargo||Fargo||Nd||An employee was hospitalized due to respiratory distress after inhaling odor eliminator spray.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Cleaning and polishing agents|
|14/09/2020||Spartan Nash||Fargo||Nd||An employee was picking up product using a pallet jack when his knee was caught between the pallet jack and a rack and fractured.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|11/09/2020||Corbon's, Inc.||West Fargo||Nd||An employee of Corbon's, Inc., was using a bandsaw to cut meat when his hand slipped and made contact with the saw blade, resulting in the amputation of his left index finger at the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|20/08/2020||Red River Commodities||Fargo||Nd||An employee was sweeping sunflower seeds into the floor auger portals in a flat-bottom grain storage bin. He slipped down a pile of seeds (about 5-6 feet tall) and his leg was caught by an auger. His leg was amputated.||Amputations||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Food products||Agricultural and garden machinery, n.e.c.|
|18/06/2020||SpartanNash Company||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was dismounting a pallet jack when the pallet jack was pulled toward him, pinning his leg against a guard post. He suffered a leg injury and fractured ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Posts, bollards, moorings|
|15/06/2020||Sanford Medical Center - Fargo||Fargo||North Dakota||A mini-loader was carrying flowers to a planting area. An employee was planting flowers when the bucket of the mini-loader pinned his leg to a cement structure, resulting in a left ankle fracture.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area||Skid steer loaders, mini loaders|
|26/05/2020||Core-Mark Midcontinent, Inc.||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was transporting goods on a two-wheel hand cart down a ramp from the back of a delivery truck when he slipped on the ramp, sustaining injuries to his back and neck and several broken bones.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|30/01/2020||Steinbrecher Painitng Company||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was standing on an A-frame ladder installing plastic material over an I-beam before starting to paint. The employee fell off the ladder and sustained two broken wrists and injuries to his back.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|24/01/2020||Sanford||Fargo||North Dakota||A paramedic was walking up to the scene of a medical incident when she slipped on ice and fell, suffering a broken right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|20/01/2020||PKG Contracting Inc.||West Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was cutting concrete with a saw when the saw kicked back and lacerated his right forearm.||Cuts, lacerations||Forearm(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|02/01/2020||NMC Group||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was in an aerial lift's operator seat, lowering the lift to the ground. The lift titled and ejected the employee, causing head injuries.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted|
|18/09/2019||Butler Machinery||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was attempting to move a 3,000-pound forklift battery when his right index finger was caught between the battery and the battery housing, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Battery-vehicle|
|16/09/2019||Sanford Medical Center Fargo||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was walking beside a cart when it caught her feet. She tripped and her left arm was broken.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|13/09/2019||M.J. Dalsin Company of N.D., Inc.||West Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was working on a roof approximately 20 feet high when the employee walked backwards and fell off the edge to the ground, suffering a skull fracture and contusion that required stitches.||Fractures||Skull||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Roof edges||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|19/08/2019||Trail King Industries, Inc.||West Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was reaching out for a crane remote control when it slipped off his hand and activated the crane. The crane moved and his fingers were crushed between two pieces of metal.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Cranes|
|17/07/2019||Sanford Medical Center||Fargo||North Dakota||While carrying items, an employee tripped on a table cloth and fell to the floor. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Sheets, towels, linens, bedding|
|21/05/2019||McCough Construction||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was hoisting loads. The load swung and the employee's hand was pinched between two loads. A finger was crushed and required surgery.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Nonclassifiable|
|13/05/2019||Industrial Builders, Inc.||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was using a chain come-a-long to move a boiler down the steps into a building. The neutral lever hit a solid surface and disengaged the come-a-long. As the chain began moving freely the employee's finger became caught in the sprocket of the come-a-long resulting in the amputation of the left ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Drums, pulleys, sheaves|
|25/04/2019||Dirt Dynamics||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee had been spotting for a truck. The truck backed into a light pole which fell over and hit the employee causing broken vertebrae in the lower neck or upper back and a laceration to the head.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area, n.e.c.||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Lamp posts, street lights|
|11/04/2019||Sanford Medical Center Fargo||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was walking in a parking lot when he slipped on ice and fell to the ground. He suffered a concussion and a fracture to the upper jaw, and was hospitalized.||Fractures (except skull fractures) and concussions||Multiple head locations||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Ice, sleet, snow|
|24/02/2019||Sysco Foods, Inc.||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was operating a pallet jack, lost balance and fell off the pallet jack. The employee was pinned against a wall and suffered a broken foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Pallet jack-powered|
|19/02/2019||O'Day Tank & Steel LLC||Fargo||North Dakota||On February 19, 2019, while sandblasting outside a tank, an employee tripped over the sandblaster hose and fell to the floor, suffering a broken left femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Sandblasters-powered|
|16/02/2019||LME, Inc.||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was bending down to move a box so that it would not be run over by a forklift. The forklift ran over the employee's foot, breaking bones.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|15/02/2019||Sanford Medical Center - Fargo||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee slipped in an icy parking lot and suffered a closed compression fracture of a vertebra in her back.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot-paved||Ice, sleet, snow|
|06/01/2019||Cass Clay||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was removing a valve from an air hose when his fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|12/09/2018||Spartan Nash||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was driving a powered pallet jack when the employee was caught between the jack and a cantilever rack, fracturing the left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|12/09/2018||McNeilus Steel||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was lifting the locking mechanism of a trailer when it snapped down and severed his fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Trailers|
|04/09/2018||O'Day Tank & Steel LLC||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was using a tape measurer to measure the circumference of a steel tank that was sitting on rollers when slack in the tape measurer began to create a loop that was getting hung up. As the employee reached for the loop, he inadvertently activated the roller. His left pinky was then caught and smashed between the roller and the tank, resulting in a surgical amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Machinery|
|02/08/2018||Forum Communications Company||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was attempting to remove a blemish that developed on the press plate of a sheet-fed press machine when his right index finger was caught in a roller, resulting in an amputation to the top portion of his finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Presses-printing|
|20/07/2018||Tecton Products LLC||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was attempting to remove fibers from a mat cutter blade when it cut his right index fingertip, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|25/06/2018||U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was experiencing cardiac stress while collecting recycling resulting in hospitalization.||Ischemic heart disease||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|23/06/2018||Trejo Brothers Produce, LLC||Fargo||Georgia||An employee was pulling weeds, helping another employee prune shrubbery. The other employee's clippers caught the employee's right index finger, causing a partial amputation and a bone fracture requiring hospitalization.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by other person||Scissors, snips, shears-nonpowered|
|29/05/2018||Western Products||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was on a roof applying valley tin. The employee slipped on the valley tin and fell approximately 20 feet to the ground. The employee sustained lacerations to the face and arms. The employee's lanyard was unhooked at the time.||Cuts, lacerations||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Roofs||Flashing|
|24/05/2018||Taco Bell||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee was operating a deep fryer when a lighter fell out of the employee's shirt pocket into the fryer. The hot oil melted the casing on the lighter causing a fire and explosion of the hot oil that resulted in burns to the employee's face and neck.||Heat (thermal) burns||Head and neck||Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire||Tools, instruments, and equipment||Fats, oils, cooking greases|
|28/04/2018||SGM, Inc.||Fargo||North Dakota||On April 28, 2018, an employee was guiding a forklift operator when the forklift lowered a crate onto his foot, crushing his right big toe. His toe was later amputated.||Amputations||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|18/04/2018||VA Medical Center||Fargo||North Dakota||While performing maintenance activities, an employee experienced back pain that required hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|10/04/2018||Valley Imports||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee slipped and fell on ice while walking between buildings, suffering multiple ankle fractures.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|02/04/2018||Sanford Medical Center||Fargo||North Dakota||An employee slipped on ice and fell to the sidewalk while walking to the front door, fracturing her wrist and forearm.||Fractures||Wrist(s) and arm(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Sidewalk, path, outdoor walkway-paved||Ice, sleet, snow|
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Each of these accidents was devastating for the victims and their families. If you or someone you know has been hurt as a result of a machinery accident in Fargo North Dakota, please contact an experienced injury lawyer for help recovering damages from the responsible parties.