Machinery accidents can happen at any time, in any location. Over the past few years however, there have been no machinery accidents reported for High Point North Carolina. Many accidents go unreported, so if you have been injured in a machinery accident, it’s important to follow protocol and report the accident and contact an attorney to learn more about your legal rights.
High Point is home to a number of manufacturing companies, including
|Samson Investment Holding Co.
Hdm Furniture Industries Inc
Tfi Wind Down, Inc.
Carolina Container LLC
Universal Furniture Limited
Twe Nonwovens Us, Inc.
|Syntha Group, Inc.
Mickey Truck Bodies Inc.
Patheon Softgels Inc.
Innospec Active Chemicals LLC
KAO Specialties Americas LLC
Freud America, Inc.
These companies generate a large amount of economic activity in the area and help to support local businesses.
There have been no reported machinery accidents in High Point North Carolina over the years. This could be due to increased safety measures put into place by the city or it could be that there are fewer projects requiring machinery in this location or it could simply be a smaller population combined with underreporting.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|20/09/2021||Hannaford Supermarket||Highland||Ny||An employee was using a bandsaw to cut bone-in pork loin. The sawblade cut the employee's right thumb, amputating about 1/4 inch from the tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|18/09/2021||Tee Bar Corp.||Highland||Ny||An employee was saddled in their horse monitoring other horses on a walking trail when a guest dropped their reins. The employee leaned forward to grab the guest's reins. The employee's horse then backed up about 10 steps, reared up, and fell over, causing the employee to fall off and the horse then landed on the employee's left leg. The employee was hospitalized with a broken tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Thrown, fell, or jumped from animal being ridden||Horses and other equines|
|12/08/2021||Progressive Casualty Insurance Company||Highland Heights||Oh||An employee tripped and fell onto the office floor, suffering a broken right femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over self||Floor|
|10/08/2021||Levy Restaurants at Ravinia||Highland Park||Il||At 12:45 p.m. on August 10, 2021, an employee was driving an electric cart when his right leg struck a gate. He suffered lacerations and contusions to the leg.||Cuts and abrasions or bruises||Leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Off-road or industrial vehicle-powered||Gates|
|06/07/2021||SER Infrastructure Services||Highlands||Tx||On July 6, 2021, at approximately 8:30 AM a semi-truck was delivering rebar to the site. As an employee went to the rear of the truck to help guide it, a loader grabbed one side of the rebar and caused the other side to bounce and strike the employee on his left leg. The employee suffered fractures to his tibia and fibula.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Bars, rods, reinforcing bar (rebar)||Loaders|
|29/06/2021||US Post Office||Atlantic Highlands||Nj||An employee was hospitalized due to heat stress after delivering mail.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|15/06/2021||National Coatings II Inc.||Highlands Ranch||Co||An employee fell from a wastewater clarifier, landing 10 feet below and suffering broken ribs and a broken pelvis.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Special process machinery||Nonclassifiable|
|11/06/2021||PLASTIPAK PACKAGING, INC.||Highlands||Tx||While taking a level reading from a silo, an employee stepped out and slipped on a mixture of condensation and mud. The employee fell to the ground and sustained three broken ankle bones.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Mud|
|21/04/2021||D'Annunzio & Sons Inc.||Highland Mills||Ny||A water main line failed while being pressure-tested. It sent a bolt flying that struck an employee, causing internal injuries.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by discharged object or substance||Nails, brads, tacks, nuts, bolts, washers||Pressure lines, except hoses|
|08/04/2021||Prime Conduit, Inc.||High Springs||Fl||On April 8, 2021, an employee was setting and securing the dock plate when she fell onto the concrete floor landing on her right side.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Fall, slip, trip||Nonclassifiable|
|23/03/2021||Celtic Iron, Inc.||Highland Park||Il||An employee was standing on a sidewalk rigging a steel column when a masonry wall was struck by the tines of an all-terrain forklift. The wall toppled onto the employee causing a leg injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Struck, caught, or crushed in other collapsing structure or equipment||Walls||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|08/02/2021||FedEx Express||Highland Park||Il||An employee was walking back to his truck after delivering mail when he slipped and fell on snow and ice in a driveway, resulting in torn quadriceps in the upper left leg that required hospitalization and surgery.||Major tears to muscles, tendons, ligaments||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Street, road, driveway||Ice, sleet, snow|
|09/10/2020||U-Haul of West Central Colorado||Highlands Ranch||Co||An employee was operating a forklift when it tipped over. The employee was pinned under the forklift and sustained a broken pelvis and a leg injury.||Fractures||Pelvis||Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|28/09/2020||Plouse Machine Shop Inc.||Highspire||Pa||An employee slipped on grass near a break patio. He fell to the ground, broke his right fibula, and was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Ground|
|26/08/2020||Tibbetts Lumber Co. LLC||Lehigh Acres||Fl||An employee was working outdoors in the lumber yard and building material orders. The employee became light-headed and had chest pain. The employee was hospitalized due to heat exhaustion.||Heat exhaustion, prostration||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|25/03/2020||Herrick Corporation||Highland||California||An employee was erecting a steel beam. The employee fell to the ground 13 feet below, suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Nonclassifiable||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|02/03/2020||O'Steen Brothers, Inc.||High Springs||Florida||A truck driver had stopped to adjust the loose tarpaulin over the load of dirt in the dump truck. While climbing down after adjusting the tarpaulin, he fell to the ground breaking two ribs on the left side.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Dump truck||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|20/09/2019||St. Luke's Hospital Blue Mountain Campus||Lehighton||Pennsylvania||At about 9:30 p.m. on September 20, 2019, an employee was entering a hospital's behavioral health unit in response to an alarm. A patient struck him in the face, causing severe facial injuries. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Eye(s)||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Patient|
|16/09/2019||BEALLS OUTLET||High Springs||Florida||An employee was standing on a three-step, 3-foot ladder working on a wall. As she stepped down, she fell 18 to 24 inches to the floor. She suffered a broken right ankle and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|16/09/2019||Pro Disposal and Recycling, LLC||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||An employee was in a truck picking up trash at a residential site. When he exited the truck to pick up the trash, the truck rolled back and pinned him against another vehicle. He was hospitalized with a broken right leg. The truck was not in neutral at the time of the incident.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object||Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|10/09/2019||OnPoint Medical Group||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||An employee walked into a storage closet and fell into an uncovered crawl space. The light was off at the time.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Fall through surface or existing opening||Crawl spaces||Floor, n.e.c.|
|26/04/2019||Academy Roofing Inc.||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||The injured employee was installing metal cap facia using a 20-foot extension ladder at a residence. The ladder was set up on top of gravel and shifted laterally. The employee fell approximately 13 feet to the ground breaking the left humerus.||Fractures||Upper arm(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Extension ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|17/04/2019||LEESAR, INC.||Lehigh Acres||Florida||An employee was driving a forklift in reverse and hit a shelf which caused a pallet to break the employee's leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Skids, pallets|
|12/03/2019||Homestat Farms||Highspire||Pennsylvania||An employee was moving a 55-gallon drum of malt liquid weighing 655 pounds. The employee's right middle finger was caught between the drum and a frame, causing a partial fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Barrels, drums-except pressurized|
|18/09/2018||MC Foundations||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||An employee fell from a scaffold to the ground while removing foundation pins, suffering a broken pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level||Scaffolds-staging||Ground, n.e.c.|
|09/08/2018||San Manuel Casino||Highland||California||An employee had been in a kneeling position using a power tool to bolt slot bases together when he stood up and felt pain in his abdomen due to a hernia.||Hernias due to traumatic incidents||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Multiple types of exertions and bodily reactions||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|09/07/2018||Zumtobel Lighting||Highland||New York||On 07/09/2018, at 12:30 PM, an employee was sitting in a chair at a desk. When he stood up and stepped away from the chair, his foot was caught underneath the chair's wheel, causing him to lose balance and fall to the ground. He fractured his hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping, n.e.c.||Floor||Chairs|
|03/07/2018||Plouse Machine Shop Inc.||Highspire||Pennsylvania||An employee hand-fed parts into the mechanical power press. His arm was resting on the bolster plate when his right hand and fingers went underneath the light curtain at the front of the press. While either loading or unloading a part from the die, the press activated and the die then closed on his right index fingertip, resulting in a fingertip amputation down to the distal interphalangeal joint.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Presses, except printing|
|08/06/2018||Maxim Health Care Services||Highland Heights||Ohio||An employee was walking into work, tripped and fell onto her right side breaking the right arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/03/2018||Derr & Gruenewald Construction, LLC||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||An employee was walking on tube steel at ground level when he slipped and fell to the ground, breaking his left leg and requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Structural metal materials|
|02/10/2017||Gateway Cylinder Technologies, LLC||Highland||Illinois||An employee was unhooking acetylene cylinders. One cylinder was still under pressure and released gas that ignited, causing the cylinder to explode. The employee suffered burns to the back, left arm, right arm, and abdomen.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire||Containers-pressurized|
|11/09/2017||King Soopers #110||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||An employee was walking through the parking lot on her way into work to begin her shift. A parked car, operated by a customer, backed out of a parking space and hit the employee, knocking her to the ground. She broke six ribs and possibly broke her leg.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Automobile|
|07/08/2017||U. S. Postal Service||High Point||North Caroli||An employee was delivering mail to a business, tripped over a wooden walkway separator and fell striking a concrete planter and breaking several ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|13/07/2017||Northern Trust Company||Highland Park||Illinois||An employee slipped and fell while walking in the lobby, twisting/rolling an ankle.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|10/07/2017||Colonial Roofing, Inc.||Lehigh Acres||Florida||While climbing an access ladder through a roof hatch, an employee slipped and fell to the ground, suffering a lower leg fracture that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ladders-fixed|
|03/07/2017||Kemper Sports Management, Inc.||Highland Park||Illinois||On July 3, 2017, an employee was operating a range ball picker when it became stuck. The employee exited the range ball picker to push it and was run over by the picker.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Off-road passenger vehicles-powered, n.e.c|
|19/06/2017||U. S. Postal Service (USPS)||North Highlands||California||An employee experienced tightness in the chest and was disoriented during his mail route. The employee was hospitalized for heat stroke.||Heat stroke||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|29/04/2017||Bergelectric Corp.||Highland||California||An employee was installing electrical work from a steel frame when he fell approximately 20 feet to the lower level and sustained broken ribs and a spine fracture. His personal fall arrest system was disconnected at the time of the incident.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Structural elements|
|03/04/2017||Eaton B-Line||Highland||Illinois||The injured employee was setting cribbing for the landing of c-channel shaped metal material on the ground. The injured employee was standing next to the powered industrial truck that held the stacked material that was going onto the cribbing when the stacked material rolled onto the employee's left leg resulting in a fractured ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Structural metal materials||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|06/01/2017||Donald B. Remmey, Inc.||Lehighton||Pennsylvania||On January 6, 2017, at approximately 11:45 a.m., an employee was operating a radial arm saw and amputated a ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Arm saws, radial arm saws|
|05/10/2016||JC Steel LLC||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||An employee was welding structural steel. While descending a ladder, the employee fell to the ground and dislocated an ankle, requiring hospitalization.||Dislocation of joints||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ladders|
|01/10/2016||Rubio's||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||An employee was using a chef's knife to cut steak when the knife cut her thumb, amputating the tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|17/09/2016||Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.||Highland Park||Illinois||An employee was walking a dog from the back kennel area to the bathing area when the dog suddenly started to run causing the employee to trip on a mat and fall. The employee was hospitalized with a broken right hip and injuries to the knee and neck.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Floor coverings- nonstructural|
|08/08/2016||YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas||Highland Village||Texas||An employee was tubing when she hit her head and suffered a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Water vehicle incident||Water vehicle||Water sports equipment|
|15/07/2016||Xcel Energy Inc.||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||With the assistance of a sling swing the employee was loading a big gas valve into a truck with his bare hands. During the loading, the sling rotated thus rotating the valve, which caused the employee to pinch his finger between the sling and the valve resulting in the amputation of his thumb just below the fingernail.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Valves, nozzles||Slings|
|06/06/2016||Eaton B-Line||Highland||Illinois||An employee was using a utility knife to wrap parts in cardboard when the knife slipped and amputated the middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Box cutters and razor knives|
|15/05/2016||Home Depot - Highlands Ranch||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||An employee was connecting the hitch of a wood chipper to a customer's truck when the hitch ball fell on top of his left foot. He had surgery and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Pickup truck|
|29/04/2016||Duffield Aluminum, Inc.||High Springs||Florida||The employee was on a ladder securing facia board to the roof. The employee fell to the ground and suffered multiple left rib fractures.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders|
|22/04/2016||King Soopers #27||Highlands Ranch||Colorado||An employee laid the dock plate down on a trailer bed to unload a trailer. A piece of wood was sticking out from the trailer wall, preventing the dock plate from laying all the way down. The employee used his foot to kick the wood out of the way, which caused his foot to become stuck under the dock plate. His ankle broke and started bleeding.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Trailers|
|09/04/2016||Waste Management of Palm Beach||Highland Beach||Florida||An employee was picking up a garbage dumpster when his left middle finger was caught between the cable and dumpster, crushing his fingertip.||Crushing injuries||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck||Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space|
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