Gainesville Florida is a city in Alachua County, Florida, United States. The population was 193,095 at the 2010 census.
Based on 2010 U.S. Census data, Gainesville was ranked as the sixth largest city in Florida and the 158th largest city in the United States. It is the principal municipality of the Gainesville metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 1,197,313 as of January 1, 2012. The Gainesville metropolitan area is part of the larger Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Combined Statistical Area (CSA) and had an estimated population of 2,358,457 as of July 1, 2012.
Gainesville Florida has a high rate of machinery accidents. In 2016, there were 10 machinery accidents in Gainesville, accounting for 36% of all accidents in the city. This is significantly higher than the national average of 15%. The main reason for this high rate of accidents may be due to the fact that Gainesville has more manufacturing. Many businesses in Gainesville manufacture, which means they are constantly using industrial machines.
Manufacturing companies in Gainesville Florida include adsf. These companies employ thousands of workers and contribute billions of dollars to the local economy.
The Crom Corporation
Double Envelope Corporation
Bear Archery, Inc.
Ridgway Roof Truss Company
Allapattah Industries, Inc.
Theissen Training Systems, Inc.
Target Copy of Gainesville, Inc.
Gainesville, FL is a city that is known for its beautiful weather and numerous recreational opportunities. Unfortunately, this does not mean that the city is immune to accidents caused by machinery. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there have been many machinery accidents in Gainesville over the years. All of these accidents highlight the importance of using properly designed and installed machinery, as well as ensuring that employees are trained on how to use it safely. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident caused by machinery in Gainesville Florida, contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your rights.
Here are some of the reported accidents:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|10/11/2021||PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION||Gainesville||Ga||An employee was standing behind a pallet jack. The employee used the throttle to move the pallet jack; it reversed instead of going forward and pinned his left leg to the wall. He suffered a fracture to the lower leg.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Walls|
|27/10/2021||W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc.||Gainesville||Fl||On October 27, 2021, the injured employee was helping another employee to align two pieces of metal pipe 6 inches in diameter in order to prepare the metal for welding. The employee was using a hammer to hit the pipe to get it better aligned when the injured employee's right middle finger was hit by the hammer, resulting in a fingertip amputation without bone loss.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by other person||Hammers, except sledge-nonpowered|
|01/10/2021||Shoreline Transfer & Shoreline Transfer Express Inc.||Gainesville||Ga||An employee was fueling refrigerated trailers when he felt a pain in his back and left leg and fell. The employee was unable to walk. The employee suffered two slipped discs in their back.||Herniated discs||Lumbar region||Overexertion and bodily reaction||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|09/09/2021||The Wynwood||Gainesville||Fl||An employee fell off a golf cart and hit his head on the ground. The employee was hospitalized with a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Golf cart, personnel transport cart|
|10/08/2021||Recro Pharma LLC||Gainesville||Ga||An employee was walking down an internal stairway when she fell to the ground, dislocating her shoulder and breaking her leg in two places. She underwent surgery to the leg.||Fractures and dislocations||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps-indoors||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/07/2021||GFL Environmental||Gainesville||Fl||On July 26, 2021, an employee was on the riding step of a garbage truck picking up garbage on a dirt road. The truck got close to a tree, knocking the employee off the riding step and resulting in bruising on his left thigh that required hospitalization.||Bruises, contusions||Thigh(s)||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck||Trees|
|20/07/2021||LaserCraft Technologies Inc||Gainesville||Ga||On July 20, 2021, an employee was using a jig to grind metal rods. As the employee was removing a part from the jig, the jig pinched the employee's gloved, right index fingertip. The employee suffered an amputation to the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Nonclassifiable|
|02/07/2021||Florida Food Service, Inc||Gainesville||Fl||An employee was driving a forklift in the warehouse. While driving out of the cooler, the employee's foot got caught between the forklift and a pole, resulting in a broken foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|26/06/2021||Elite Power Moves, LLC||Gainesville||Fl||On June 26, 2021, an employee was unloading furniture from a truck when he slipped and fell on the truck's ramp, resulting in a fractured ankle that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|24/05/2021||Cargill Incorporated||Gainesville||Ga||An employee was operating a cracker mill designed to grind soy beans. The employee was clearing a jam in the machine when their right hand was caught between two cracker rolls (8" blades) resulting in amputation of their pinky, ring, and middle fingers and a partial amputation of their right palm.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Feed grinders, crushers, mixers-agricultural|
|04/05/2021||Thomas Concrete||Gainesville||Ga||An employee was attaching a front end loader bucket to a machine. He aligned the parts to place a pin, and a bar moved and pinched his left index fingertip. The fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Bucket, front-end, end, and pay loaders|
|21/03/2021||Pilgrims Pride Corporation||Gainesville||Ga||An maintenance employee was assisting with rebuilding a machine when the machine's bottom plate dropped down and caught the employee's right ring finger, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|23/02/2021||Earl W. Colvard, Inc.||Gainesville||Fl||On February 23, 2020, an employee was moving a 570-pound tire onto a pickup truck's lift gate when the tire fell off the lift gate and knocked the employee to the ground. The employee suffered an injury to his right lower muscle and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lower extremities||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Tires, except bike||Pickup truck|
|25/01/2021||IFS Coatings Inc.||Gainesville||Tx||An employee was investigating an issue with one of the bag houses. While moving powder away from the flip flop valve (air lock), the air lock opened and the flip flop valve closed and amputated a fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Valves, nozzles|
|13/01/2021||COTTRELL, INC.||Gainesville||Ga||An employee was adjusting the band in a band saw after repair when the blade amputated their left index finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Band saws|
|19/10/2020||Scott Setzer Construction LLC||Gainesville||Fl||On October 19, 2020, a carpenter was ripping a piece of 2 x 4 lumber with a circular saw when the saw kicked back and amputated the employee's left pinky and ring fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|02/10/2020||DAB CONSTUCTORS, INC.||Gainesville||Fl||On October 2, 2020, an employee was struck by a motor grader while shoveling windrow. The employee sustained fractures to the right arm, right foot, and ribs.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone||Graders, scrapers-construction|
|25/09/2020||The Industrial Company||Gainesville||Tx||An employee was using a push-pull slam wrench to land a base section of a wind tower. The tool struck the employee's abdomen, causing a mid-section hematoma.||Bruises, contusions||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Wrenches-nonpowered|
|21/09/2020||Foundation Food Group||Gainesville||Ga||An employee was cutting poultry using a band saw and amputated the tip of his right thumb.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|21/08/2020||Martin Docks, Inc.||Gainesville||Ga||An employee was tightening bolts on the handrail system of a boat dock under construction. The employee fell from the dock's roof, landed on the construction platform, and then fell to the ground. The employee suffered contusions and lacerations to the head, neck, left arm, and left leg, as well as a wrist fracture that required surgery. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level||Raft, floating dock||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|12/08/2020||Wilson Industries||Gainesville||Mo||An employee was investigating a jam when his left index fingertip was amputated inside a silo.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|31/07/2020||Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc.||Gainesville||Fl||An employee fell 4 feet off a bakers scaffold and was hospitalized for fractured ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-self-supporting staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|20/07/2020||Oelrich Construction, Inc.||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was cleaning up and sweeping the floor inside the facility when he fainted. The employee was hospitalized.||Loss of consciousness-not heat related||BODY SYSTEMS||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|15/07/2020||Albert International, USA||Gainesville||Georgia||An employee descended from a forklift to fill a container with a chemical from a tote that was mounted on the forks of a forklift. The chemical tote hit the employee, resulting in injury and hospitalization.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|07/07/2020||Rent-A-Center||Gainesville||Texas||An employee was loading a box truck. The employee fell off the lift gate, landing about 4 feet below and suffering a broken left arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Delivery truck or van||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|20/05/2020||Foundation Food Group||Gainesville||Georgia||An employee was monitoring chicken as it went into an oven. The chicken was getting stuck between two conveyors; when the employee grabbed one of the conveyors to move it, his finger got stuck, and the fingertip was amputated at the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Conveyors-powered|
|12/05/2020||EMC Framing, LLC.||Gainesville||Florida||The injured employee was setting a truss about 10 feet high on a residential building. He was working with two other employees. The truss was not going into the right position and when one of the employees pushed it, the injured employee, who was grabbing the truss, lost his balance and fell to the floor, fracturing his hip. The employee required surgery.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Nonclassifiable||Floor, n.e.c.|
|05/05/2020||Rush Truck Center||Gainesville||Georgia||A service technician was standing on the frame rail of a truck and torqueing engine cylinder head-bolts using a torque wrench. He fell to the floor, suffering a broken hip and wrist.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floor, n.e.c.|
|05/05/2020||Gatorland Kubota||Gainesville||Florida||On May 5, 2020, an employee was measuring a trailer to install a winch when he tripped and hit his head on the truck's bumper. He suffered a bruise on his left side and was hospitalized with a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall onto or against object on same level, n.e.c.||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|15/04/2020||Swamp Heating and Air LLC||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was climbing up a ladder. The ladder slipped from the side of the building and the employee fell to the ground about 10 feet below. He landed on his feet, then tripped over the ladder lying on the ground and fell. He was hospitalized, having suffered a broken left ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|02/03/2020||Eskimo Cold Storage||Gainesville||Georgia||An employee was in a truck lane after sealing a truck. A truck backed up and pinned the employee against the building, crushing the employee's legs.||Crushing injuries||Leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|04/02/2020||Gold Creek Foods, LLC||Gainesville||Georgia||An employee was running the breading machine. He looked into the product entry opening and saw breading had clotted up inside. He was attempting to remove the clot when his right hand contacted a conveyor belt flap inside the machine, resulting in a right middle fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|03/02/2020||CAMBRIDGE MANAGEMENT, INC.||Gainesville||Florida||A maintenance employee was in the shop cleaning up for the day when he took a juice container from a tool bucket and ingested it. He realized that it was not his drink and had a strange taste. He became ill and required hospitalization.||Nausea, vomiting- toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Ingestion of harmful substance||Liquids|
|20/09/2019||ACH Foam Technologies, Inc.||Gainesville||Georgia||An employee was moving a block of expanded polystyrene foam from a tilt table with a cart. The block started moving toward him, causing him to fall to the ground. He suffered a broken right femur and was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Other fall to lower level||Tables, worktables||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/08/2019||Jerry Paul Higgins, LTD||Gainesville||Texas||An employee was using a fire hose to flush water from a newly installed water line when the hose whipped. The employee tripped or was knocked off balance to the ground by the whipping hose, dislocating the left elbow.||Dislocation of joints||Elbow(s)||Fall on same level||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Hoses|
|31/07/2019||Basic Energy Services||Gainesville||Texas||An employee was moving hoses on a frac spread. He had the hoses over his shoulder when residual biocide from one of them flowed onto his shoulders and back. He later lost consciousness and was hospitalized to treat dehydration and skin rashes.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Chemicals and chemical products|
|11/07/2019||Dahmer Contracting Group of Florida||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was separating a bundle of joists when one of the joists fell on him and hit him in the shoulder. He was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Structural elements|
|21/06/2019||All Florida Electric Company, Inc.||Gainesville||Florida||An employee and his coworker were lowering a 10-foot long, 3-inch conduit steel pipe to be installed at the ceiling part of the tunnel when the employee's right pinky finger was caught between the end of the pipe and a fixed ladder located at the west wall of the tunnel. He suffered the amputation of his right pinky fingertip without bone loss. Leather gloves were worn at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Metal pipes, tubing||Ladders-fixed|
|19/06/2019||Elite Auto Center of Gainesville, Inc.||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was hooking a front end loader to his tow truck to get it out of a wash pit in a concrete plant. The employee suffered chemical burns to the legs from the 3-foot-deep water the loader was in. He was hospitalized.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Leg(s)||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Chemicals and chemical products|
|22/05/2019||H.B. Fuller Construction Products, Inc.||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was on a 12-foot A-frame ladder inspecting an air leak on a discharge pipe. As the employee was descending the ladder, he accidentally opened a release valve, which released a powder-like substance onto his face; this caused him to lose balance and fall from the ladder to the ground. He suffered broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Valves, nozzles|
|15/05/2019||Hydro, Inc.||Gainesville||Georgia||An employee was pushing a rack when she tripped and fell into the rack, striking her arm on a roller and fracturing her elbow.||Fractures||Elbow(s)||Fall onto or against object on same level, n.e.c.||Floor||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones|
|10/05/2019||Kirkland Concrete, LLC.||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was climbing down a concrete column form and fell. The employee suffered a dislocated shoulder and a laceration.||Dislocation of joints||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Other fall to lower level||Structural elements||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|23/04/2019||Godwin Enterprises of Gainesville, Inc.||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was installing roofing material about 7 or 8 feet from the edge of the flat roof of a one-story residential house. He stepped on an insulation board and lost his balance, falling 8 feet to the concrete patio below and fracturing his left elbow. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Elbow(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Roofs||Porches, balconies, decks, patios|
|10/04/2019||OTR WHEEL ENGINEERING, INC.||Gainesville||Georgia||A temporary employee was placing a wheel assembly onto a bead seating machine. When the machine cycled, the cylinder bolts failed allowing the piston, bell housing and wheel assembly to swing out toward the employee's head. The tire struck the employee's face and knocked him backward onto the concrete floor. The employee suffered a loss of consciousness and a laceration to the mouth and the back of the head.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Tires, inner tubes, wheels||Special process machinery, n.e.c.|
|11/03/2019||Performance Food Group, Inc.||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was operating a pallet truck. As he was turning into an aisle from the south dry dock, he struck a guard rail with his right hand, causing the pallet jack to come to a full and complete stop that thrust him forward off the machine. As he fell from the machine, he held onto the throttle. His left foot and leg were then pinned against a rack. He was hospitalized with a crushed right hand, left leg laceration, and fractured fibula.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|05/03/2019||Paradigm Management Team, LLC||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was cutting a piece of wood with a table saw. The saw blade cut his left middle finger, resulting in a partial amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|14/02/2019||Gainesville Fence, LLC.||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was on a six-foot ladder replacing an aluminum balcony hand rail system and fell onto the concrete bed landing on his hip and breaking his pelvis and possibly his back.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/01/2019||Performance Food Group, Inc.||Gainesville||Florida||An employee was driving an electric stand-up pallet jack when another pallet jack driver struck him. This caused him to lose control of the pallet jack and to hit a metal railing. His left ankle hit the metal railing, resulting in a laceration and fracture to his left ankle. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Nonroadway collision with other vehicle||Pallet jack-powered||Pallet jack-powered|
|12/09/2018||Park Meadows Health & Rehabilitation Center||Gainesville||Florida||A nurse was administering medication to a resident when she tripped on a light cord and fell to the floor. She suffered a broken right hip and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Power cords, electrical cords, extension cords|
|07/09/2018||UF Health Shands Hospital||Gainesville||Florida||An employee slipped on wet asphalt and fell, landing on and breaking her left knee. She was hospitalized.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Liquids|
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