Fremont California is home to many large businesses, including those that work with heavy machinery. Unfortunately, this also means that there are a number of serious accidents that occur each year. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most recent and notable Fremont California machinery accidents.
Fremont is a city located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. It has a population of around 237,000 people. The city was founded in 1851 by John W. Frémont and became a part of the United States after the Mexican-American War. Fremont is known for its high-tech industry, including machinery and technology companies. In 2018-2021, there were over 16 reported accidents with injuries in Fremont, resulting in $4.1 million in damages.
Fremont, California is home to many different manufacturing companies. These companies produce a variety of products, ranging from automobiles to electronic equipment. Some of the more well-known companies that are located in Fremont include
Corsair Gaming, Inc.
Seagate Technology (us) Holdings, Inc.
Seagate Technology LLC
Enphase Energy, Inc.
East Private Holdings II, LLC
Electronics For Imaging, Inc.
|Ichor Holdings, Ltd.
Smtc Manufacturing Corporation of California
Oplink Communications, LLC
Fei Efa, Inc.
American Air Liquide Inc.
Delta America Ltd
Most of these companies has been involved in accidents involving machinery. In some cases, these accidents have resulted in serious injuries. As a result, it is important for workers at these companies to be aware of the dangers that exist and to take precautions to protect themselves.
Some of the most common types of accidents that occur in manufacturing settings involve conveyor belts, robotics, and forklifts. Workers can be injured if they are struck by moving objects, caught in between moving parts, or exposed to hazardous materials.
Manufacturing companies in Fremont are required to follow safety regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, accidents can still happen when proper safety procedures are followed. That’s why it’s so important for workers to be aware of the risks and to take steps to protect themselves.
There have been several machinery accidents in Fremont California over the years. If you have been injured in a machinery accident it’s important that you speak with a knowledgeable and compassionate personal injury lawyer that can help you pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries. Below are some of the accidents reported in Fremont California:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|13/09/2021||Nye Square||Fremont||Ne||An employee was cleaning a shower drain. The employee suffered a respiratory reaction to the drain cleaner that was being used.||Other respiratory system symptoms-toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to other harmful substances||Drain and oven cleaners|
|06/08/2021||Willis & Sons Inc||Fremont||Oh||On August 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., an employee was struck by the bucket of a backhoe that was digging a pit for a trench box, resulting in a severe hand injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Backhoes, trackhoes|
|18/03/2021||Bayside Comfort, Inc.||Fremont||Oh||An employee fell from the roof of a garage inside a warehouse after descending a 5-foot ladder. The employee landed on the ground 11 feet below and suffered a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|16/03/2021||Lincoln Premium Poultry LLC||Fremont||Ne||An employee was on a ladder, changing a bearing on a conveyor system. The employee slipped off the ladder and fell to the floor, suffering a neck fracture and a laceration on the face.||Fractures||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|26/01/2021||FIRST CHOICE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, INC||Fremont||Oh||An employee was working as a packer on the thermal folding floor. A plastic blister fell down into a stacker. The employee went to get the fallen plastic blister when their left middle finger was pinched between two pieces of the stacker resulting in amputation of the fingertip to the nail.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|05/10/2020||Wholestone Farms||Fremont||Ne||An employee was unloading hogs from a transport trailer and suffered a right ring fingertip amputation (no bone loss) and a crushing injury to the right middle finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Trailers|
|15/08/2020||Fremont Contract Carriers||Fremont||Ne||An employee was securing a tarp on a trailer and fell 12 feet from the trailer to the ground. The employee suffered a broken wrist and arm.||Fractures||Wrist(s) and arm(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|10/07/2020||Structural Component Systems, Inc||Fremont||Nebraska||Three employees were assembling a wooden truss. A nail from a pneumatic nail gun ricocheted off the truss and punctured the left side of the employee's chest.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by discharged object or substance||Nails, brads, tacks, nuts, bolts, washers||Nail guns-powered|
|16/03/2020||CROWN BATTERY MFG. CO.||Fremont||Ohio||An employee was putting fiberglass into the wrapper stacker machine. The employee was correcting fiberglass that was going in crooked, when his hand was pulled into the rollers of the machine. The right ring finger had to be amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Special process machinery|
|18/09/2019||KOKOSING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.||Fremont||Ohio||On September 18, 2019, an employee was directing a fork truck operator and was struck by the forks, suffering a broken right lower leg. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|24/06/2019||Carbo Forge, Inc.||Fremont||Ohio||On June 24, 2019, an employee working on a shear suffered a crushing injury/amputation of the left index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Shearing machines|
|09/06/2019||Kroger||Fremont||Ohio||On June 9, 2019, an employee tripped on the corner edge of a wall partition and fell to the floor, suffering a back fracture.||Fractures||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Walls|
|30/05/2019||Graham Packaging||Fremont||Ohio||On May 30, 2019, an employee was using a battery-operated pipe shear to cut PVC pipe and suffered a partial amputation to the left index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Cutting handtools-powered|
|29/04/2019||CROWN BATTERY MFG. CO.||Fremont||Ohio||At about 5:30 a.m. on April 29, 2019, an employee reached into a machine, through a light curtain, to adjust a proximity switch. The carriage of the machine lifted up and pinned the employee against the roof of the machine. The employee suffered rib fractures and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|11/03/2019||ACI Mechanical, Inc.||Fremont||Nebraska||While walking out of a job trailer, an employee slipped on ice and fell on his back, suffering broken lower-back vertebrae.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|14/02/2019||Graham Packaging||Fremont||Ohio||An employee was operating a forklift and backed into a pallet of packaged bottles. As she stepped out of the forklift the product fell onto her. Her right lower leg was caught between the pallet and the floor causing injury to the lower leg.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lower leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Skids, pallets||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|17/09/2018||SOUTHWARK METAL MANUFACTURING CO.||Fremont||Nebraska||An employee was placing a wooden spacer between slit steel coils (weighing approximately 600 pounds) to transport them by crane when a coil shifted and fell on the employee's legs, crushing them.||Crushing injuries||Leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones|
|16/07/2018||CROWN BATTERY MFG. CO.||Fremont||Ohio||On July 16, 2018, an employee was moving a battery on an assembly line when the employee's right ring finger was crushed between the battery and the conveyor, resulting in a partial amputation. The conveyor was unguarded at the time.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Conveyors-powered|
|13/05/2018||Murphy USA||Fremont||Ohio||An employee was attempting to chase down a customer's runaway vehicle in the parking lot when the vehicle ran over the employee. The employee suffered leg and pelvic fractures.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|08/05/2018||Magnus||Fremont||Nebraska||An employee was wearing a personal protective equipment belt that holds hoses for an air-supplied hooded respirator when the belt rubbed his side/waist, causing an infection that required hospitalization.||Abrasions, scratches||Trunk||Rubbed or abraded by shoes, apparel, or accessories||Lifelines, lanyards, safety belts, harnesses|
|03/03/2018||Valmont West Point Galvanizing||Fremont||Nebraska||An employee was helping to offload a three-bar while a second employee went to get a walkie forklift. The employee was grabbing some dunnage when the second employee passed and brushed the dunnage, which then pressed the employee’s right knee between the dunnage and a pole. The employee suffered a fractured right knee.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Scrap, waste, debris||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|16/01/2018||Auria Solutions||Fremont||Ohio||An employee was operating a hoist and lowered a roll of carpet onto the left index finger resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Material and personnel handling machinery|
|05/01/2018||Christensen Lumber Component Plant||Fremont||Nebraska||Employee #1 was walking in an area where employee #2 was nailing a bottom plate with a nail gun. A nail from the nail gun bounced off a board, hitting employee #1 in the neck and causing windpipe trauma.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by discharged object or substance||Nails, brads, tacks, nuts, bolts, washers||Nail guns-powered|
|26/07/2017||HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION||Fremont||Nebraska||Two employees were engaged in horseplay on the tongue trimming line resulting in injury to one of the employees. The injured employee sustained a right forearm laceration from a knife.||Cuts, lacerations||Forearm(s)||Injured by physical contact during horseplay||Co-worker or work associate of injured or ill worker||Knives or n.e.c.|
|17/04/2017||Tri Dim Filter Corporation||Fremont||Ohio||On April 17, 2017, an employee was hoisting material via crane and suffered a distal finger amputation after it was caught between the crane hook and hoist attachment.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Cranes|
|30/03/2017||Palleton, Inc.||Fremont||Nebraska||An employee was clearing the notching machine when his left hand was amputated.||Amputations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Boring, routing, notching machines|
|04/02/2017||GREEN BAY PACKAGING, INC.||Fremont||Ohio||An employee was lifting a feed cover. The cover would not lift any farther, so the employee decided to place the cover back down. In the descent, the employee's right middle finger became pinched and amputated between the cover and a fixed object.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Paper production machinery|
|12/01/2017||Stylecrest Enterprises||Fremont||Ohio||On January 12, 2017, an employee's left hand contacted the blade of a miter saw during work activities. His hand was lacerated, requiring hospitalization.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|15/10/2016||Kraft Heinz Company||Fremont||Ohio||The employee was cleaning the plate heat exchangers when a mechanical system failure resulted in the release of pressurized steam (30-35 psi). The employee was hospitalized for burns to the stomach, groin, and both arms.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Steam, vapors, liquids, ice|
|18/08/2016||Rural King||Fremont||Ohio||On or about August 18, 2016, an employee was closing the gate of the bullpen when fork extenders that were leaning on the gate fell, landing on and breaking his ankle. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts|
|28/07/2016||Graham Packaging Company||Fremont||Ohio||An employee was unjamming a part in a nearby machine when she stepped back into an unguarded robotic material handler. The handler caught her left leg, breaking her fibula and severely lacerating her leg from the kneecap to the ankle. She required surgery.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Knee(s) and leg(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Material and personnel handling machinery|
|15/07/2016||Magnus, L.L.C.||Fremont||Nebraska||On July 15, 2016, an employee was skimming slag off the top of a pot of molten bronze when some of the slag and molten bronze dropped onto his coveralls. The molten bronze and slag, with a temperature over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit burned through his coveralls, seriously burning his shin, ankle, and foot before his boot could be removed.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple lower extremities locations||Contact with hot objects or substances||Molten or hot metals, slag|
|19/11/2015||OVERLAND PRODUCTS||Fremont||Nebraska||A worker was cutting 8" steel pipe with a pipe cutting machine and got caught in the point of operation amputating the right index and middle fingertips.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Other metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|28/10/2015||Dahlsten Truck Line, Inc.||Fremont||Nebraska||An employee was at a soy processing facility and fell from the ladder on the back of his truck or truck platform resulting in a broken left arm, a concussion, and neck/back injuries.||Fractures (except skull fractures) and concussions||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|28/09/2015||MECO-Henne Contracting, Inc.||Fremont||Nebraska||An employee was welding angle edge onto steel beams. The employee placed a scaffold plank across two beams to provide a surface on which to sit while welding. He slipped and fell fracturing a hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Scaffolds-improvised staging|
|13/05/2015||Midlands Mechanical, Inc.||Fremont||Nebraska||An employee was on a 10-foot step-ladder installing some piping in a new structure. The ladder started to "walk" and began to kick out. The employee reached up to the pipes to steady himself, but then fell and broke his wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Step ladders|
|22/04/2015||Promedica||Fremont||Ohio||On April 22, 2015, an employee was crossing over a grassy area between two facility parking lots on her way to work. As she went to step down to the parking lot, a heavy gust of wind from behind made her lose her balance. She fell down and broke her right leg at the femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Ground irregularity||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|17/04/2015||Heritage Communities||Fremont||Nebraska||An employee walking from the memory support building to the assisted living building for a meeting tripped and fell injuring the right hip.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/01/2015||JAYHAWK BOXES, INC||Fremont||Nebraska||The employee was checking the ink level on a print department machine without shutting it down. As the employee reached in to check the ink tray, the employee's shirt was pulled into a roller or shaft. The employee's left arm and shoulder were subsequently pulled into the machine. The employee was able to pull the arm free, but suffered lacerations to the left arm and injured the shoulder. The employee was transported to Freemont Medical Center and then transferred to a hospital in Omaha.||Cuts and abrasions or bruises||Shoulder(s) and arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Printing machinery and equipment||Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts|
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