If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you may be entitled to compensation. Fort Lauderdale is one of the most densely populated cities in the United States, and as such, there are a lot of machines and equipment that are used in everyday life. If you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
Fort Lauderdale Florida Accident Statistics
In 2016, there were 66 machinery accidents in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is a decrease from the previous year when there were 77 machinery accidents. In 2015, there were 103 machinery accidents in Fort Lauderdale. This indicates a trend of decreasing machinery accidents in Fort Lauderdale over the past few years.
There are many factors that contribute to a decrease in machinery accidents, but one of the most important is safety awareness. People are more aware of their surroundings and take safety precautions when working with machines. Fort Lauderdale businesses can also take steps to make their workplaces more safe by implementing safety policies and training employees on how to use equipment safely.
What Manufacturing Companies are Located in Fort Lauderdale Florida?
There are many manufacturing companies located in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Some of the more well-known companies include
|Element Solutions Inc
National Beverage Corp.
Bbx Capital, Inc.
Metals USA Holdings Corp.
Trividia Health, Inc.
|Itg Cigars Inc.
GA Telesis, LLC
Consolidated Cigar Holdings Inc.
Commonwealth Brands, Inc.
Datacore Software Corporation
These companies have a presence in the area because of the favorable business climate and low cost of labor.
What Machinery Accidents Have Occurred in Fort Lauderdale Florida?
There have been many machinery accidents in Fort Lauderdale Florida, and it is not just because of the weather. The city is home to a number of large industrial and commercial businesses, which means that there are a lot of machines and equipment that are in use.
Here are some of the reported accidents that have occurred in the city:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|08/10/2021||Conti Corporation||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was working on electrical floor boxes when a boom lift ran over his right leg, breaking his femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted|
|04/10/2021||INDUSTRIAL SHADEPORTS, INC.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||On October 4, 2021, an employee was trying to lubricate a bandsaw blade when it caught the oil container he was using. The blade then lacerated the top of his right hand.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Band saws||Containers|
|26/09/2021||Francis Engineering Inc||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was cutting and grooving a steel pipe. The cutting machine caught the employee's glove, amputated the tip of the employee's index finger, and lacerated the middle finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Bending, rolling, shaping machinery||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|30/08/2021||Industrial Divers Corp. Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was on his second SCUBA dive of the day, stacking tires for removal from the seabed of a failed artificial reef. He developed vertigo and nausea, which worsened when he surfaced. He was hospitalized, suffering from decompression sickness.||Caisson disease, bends, divers' palsy||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to change in water pressure||Water pressure-high or low|
|24/06/2021||PepsiCo, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was operating a powered pallet jack while delivering soft drinks when another employee walked in front of him, causing him to stop and jerk the handle back. The pallet jack then rolled onto his right foot, resulting in amputation of his pinky toe.||Amputations||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Pallet jack-powered|
|16/06/2021||Colorado Boxed Beef Company||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was on a lift gate unloading product. He fell to the ground.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|12/06/2021||Air Canada Fort Lauderdale||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was walking from the check-in lobby to the ticket counter. Condensation from a customer's drinking cup had made the floor wet. The employee slipped on the condensation and fell to the floor sustaining a sprained right knee.||Sprains||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Water|
|01/06/2021||Quality Labor Management, LLC.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was about 4 feet up an 8-foot step ladder, installing window blinds. He lost balance while descending the ladder and fell to the ground, suffering a broken left foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|14/05/2021||Mowrey Elevator Company, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was holding a sheet of metal to cut for the controller box. The sheet metal slipped from his hand while using a 4" hand grinder and sliced a finger on his left hand. The employee was hospitalized for surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Hand grinders-powered|
|01/05/2021||PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS, INC||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was using a bandsaw when it lacerated the tip of his index finger, causing an amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|23/04/2021||Costco Wholesale Corporation||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee fell from the last step of a stool, landing on the floor and suffering a knee injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Knee(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|21/04/2021||CROWLEY LINER SERVICES INC.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was loosening a twist-lock on a container on a vessel. A piece of metal from the ship's crane fell onto his head, piercing his hard hat and lacerating his head. He was hospitalized.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle||Cargo ship, freighter, passenger liner, ship, excluding sail-powered||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts, n.e.c.|
|25/03/2021||HYDE SHIPPING CORPORATION||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was aboard a vessel and had been loading the cargo hold. As the vessel was closing the front and back hatch, the employee was retrieving twist locks to place on the hatch once closed. When he leaned over to pick up some more twist locks his left hand was caught by the wheel from the hatch cover. Four fingers on the left hand were amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Water vehicle incident, n.e.c.||Water vehicle|
|12/03/2021||Black & Veatch||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||Two employees were installing pipe supports when the top support slid and struck them both. One of the employees was hospitalized for lacerations and injuries to the ribs, face, and back of the head.||Cuts, lacerations||Head and trunk||Struck by object or equipment||Beams-unattached metal|
|08/03/2021||Southeastern Traffic Supply LLC||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was near the edge of a road. Two vehicles collided and one of the vehicles hit the employee, causing a laceration to the left elbow and a fracture to the right fibula.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle on side of road||Highway vehicle, motorized||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|10/02/2021||BEDABOX LLC||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was taking down inventory from the aisles in the warehouse with a power industrial truck when the employee fell approximately 30 feet from the vehicle, sustaining a broken wrist and injuries to the lung, head, leg, and ribs.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level 26 to 30 feet||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|08/02/2021||SPIRIT AIRLINES||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||A flight attendant was completing her final compliance check when the aircraft experienced a sudden drop, causing the flight attendant to fall and another flight attendant to fall on top of her, resulting in a fractured ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on aircraft during transport||Airplane-jet or turbine engine|
|06/02/2021||Superior Rigging & Erecting Company Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was helping to move a steel beam with a hoist. The employee's left ring and middle fingers were pinched when a hook on the hoist slipped, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Overhead hoists|
|04/02/2021||FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was in the rear of the property looking for an electric service handhole. The employee stepped onto a plastic stool bench in order to see over the fence. The employee lost his balance and suffered a puncture injury underneath the armpit from climbing spikes protruding from a communications pole.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders|
|28/01/2021||Bell Textron Miami Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was loading a helicopter into a 40 ft. ocean shipping container. The employee kneeled on a razor blade lodged in a piece of foam, resulting in a laceration of the right knee.||Cuts, lacerations||Knee(s)||Struck against stationary object or equipment, n.e.c.||Box cutters and razor knives|
|26/01/2021||Joe Cole Plumbing Inc.||Lauderdale Lakes||Fl||On January 26, 2021, an employee was climbing a ladder to access a roof. The ladder moved and the employee fell to the ground about 8 feet below. His left elbow, wrist, and leg were broken.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/01/2021||FEDEX EXPRESS||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was helping push a container in an aircraft. The employee's foot was caught under the wheel of the container, and the employee suffered a broken toe.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by rolling object or equipment-other than powered vehicle, n.e.c.||Containers|
|30/09/2020||Everglades Waste Removal Services LLC||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was cleaning the inside of a tanker trailer and became disoriented and unresponsive due to gases inside the tanker.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Chemicals and chemical products|
|18/09/2020||Sunbelt rentals, inc||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was inspecting equipment to find the source of a hydraulic fluid leak when his right arm was caught between the wheel and the wheel frame resulting in fractures to the right wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Construction, logging, and mining machinery|
|14/09/2020||CLIFF BERRY, INC.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was replacing filters on top of a vacuum truck. The truck's 400-pound hatch closed on the employee, causing a laceration to the right hand, bruising above the left knee, and a dislocation at the right ankle.||Dislocation of joints||Ankle(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility, n.e.c|
|24/08/2020||Bell Partners Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Fl||An employee was operating an incinerator. While opening the door of the incinerator, a metal part of the incinerator lacerated the employee's left forearm.||Cuts, lacerations||Forearm(s)||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Incinerators|
|23/07/2020||YB Marina Repair||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was detailing a yacht at a marina. The employee fell from the yacht to the marina's deck 5 feet below, breaking both his feet.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Fall or jump from water vehicle||Motorboat, motorized yacht||Piers, wharfs|
|26/06/2020||J.C Ehrlich Pest Control||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||A pest control employee was stung by bees while trying to exterminate a beehive at a customer's house. He suffered multiple stings to the head and stomach.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Stings and venomous bites||Bees, hornets, wasps|
|25/06/2020||Alvarez Convenient Services, LLC.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was being tied to a buck hoist. While the elevator was descending, the counterweight amputated his left hand.||Amputations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Elevators, hoists, aerial lifts, personnel platforms-except truck-mounted|
|19/06/2020||JAMES B. PIRTLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was using an extension ladder to look above the ceiling in an airport terminal. As he was climbing the ladder, it slipped out from under him and he fell to the ground. He scraped his elbow and bumped his hip and leg. He was hospitalized and required surgery for a fractured hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Extension ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|20/05/2020||LYNX FBO Fort Lauderdale LLC||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was on a scissor lift, installing flashing over an accordion-style hangar door. The door opened and pushed the scissor lift over. The employee fell to the ground and suffered broken limbs and internal bleeding.||Fractures and other injuries||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Garage doors|
|30/03/2020||Hypower, Inc||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was setting a steel plate when the steel plate landed on the employee, causing a broken hip and lacerations that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Metal plates, metal panels|
|29/03/2020||United Electric LLC||Lauderdale Lakes||Florida||An employee was installing breaker wires. An arc flash burned the employee's forehead.||Electrical burns||Forehead||Direct exposure to electricity||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|11/02/2020||Cherry Roofing Enterprises, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was removing material from a roof and loading it into a wheel barrel when he lost his balance and fell through an intact skylight to the concrete floor below. He suffered a broken collarbone, three fractured ribs, and a crushed vertebra, and he required staples in his head.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall through surface or existing opening||Skylights||Floor, n.e.c.|
|08/02/2020||Menzies Aviation||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||Employees were operating a baggage tractor on a service road. The tractor made contact with an aircraft's left wing and the seat of the tractor was ripped off. The employees were thrown to the ground. Two employees were hospitalized with injuries including a chipped tooth, bruises and abrasions, a dislocated hip, a fractured humerus bone, and a laceration to the left knee.||Fractures||Upper arm(s)||Nonroadway collision with other vehicle, n.e.c.||Airport utility vehicle-powered||Airplane-powered fixed wing|
|03/01/2020||Thermo-Mechanical Corporation||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||A maintenance employee was moving boxes and items out of the way at a client's location to gain access to an air conditioning unit when a paper cutting machine with a swing blade attachment fell and cut the employee's right index finger. He was hospitalized and had skin graft surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Cutting handtools-power not determined|
|03/01/2020||Publix Supermarkets, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was unloading a grocery truck. He fell from a platform lift to the concrete floor about 4 feet below, suffering a broken right arm. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Floor, n.e.c.|
|23/09/2019||Calvary Chapel Church, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was cutting small pieces of wood on a bandsaw. The saw amputated the tip of his left little finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Band saws|
|18/09/2019||Air General, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was using a forklift to tow a baggage cart. The cart disengaged from the forklift, and he left the forklift to stop the cart from rolling down a ramp. The forklift struck him from behind, breaking his left ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|11/09/2019||Envirocycle, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was closing a gate when a gust of wind knocked the gate off the track. The gate struck and fractured the employee's hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Gates||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|05/09/2019||Calvary Chapel Church, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was riding a lawn mower when he ran over tree roots and fell off the mower. The mower blade then lacerated his left arm.||Cuts, lacerations||Arm(s)||Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Lawn mowers-riding||Trees|
|05/08/2019||Goldin Solar LLC||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee fell from the roof of a single-story residence while bringing product up to the roof. The employee suffered a broken ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|09/07/2019||D&R Garden Landscaping, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was throwing brush into a chipper. A guy wire attached to the brush caught the employee, pulled him to the ground, and caused severe lacerations to his back and arm.||Cuts, lacerations||Multiple body parts||Struck by object or equipment, n.e.c.||Wire, cables-nonelectrical|
|24/06/2019||Wheelabrator South Broward||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee (an assistant utility operator)was removing ash build-up and cleaning at the Metals Recovery Systems (MRS) building in high ambient temperatures. The MRS building houses an incinerator and it is made completely of metal materials. The employee experienced heat exhaustion and was hospitalized for severe dehydration.||Multiple effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|06/05/2019||BSREP III FORT LAUDERDALE TRS LLC||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was cleaning a room when the door to the room was slammed shut by a gust of wind. The employee's right middle fingertip was amputated in the door jam.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|11/04/2019||TSF lighting LLC||North Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was fixing low-voltage wires in a store's garden center when he fell 25 feet to the ground, suffering a broken back and brain hemorrhaging.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Head and trunk||Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet||Nonclassifiable||Floor, n.e.c.|
|08/04/2019||A&A Elevator||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was working in a hoist way. The employee's hand was severely injured.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Nonclassifiable|
|21/03/2019||MEISNER ELECTRIC, INC.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An employee was pulling a wire through a conduit when their left ring finger was caught in a tugger and partially amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Material and personnel handling machinery|
|20/03/2019||Westin Fort Lauderdale||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||An insect bit an employee who was working at a café. The bite became infected, and the employee was hospitalized.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Nonclassifiable||Nonvenomous insect bites||Insects, arachnids, mites|
|20/03/2019||South Coast Grower, Inc.||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||A temporary employee was walking alongside a skid steer, tripped and fell. His right hand was caught in the skid steer's track causing an amputation injury to the pinky finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Skid steer loaders, mini loaders|
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