It’s no secret that accidents happen. But when they involve machinery, the stakes are much higher. That’s why Huntington Beach, California has seen an uptick in incidents involving machinery in recent years.
In Huntington Beach, California, machinery accidents are more common. In fact, according to OSHA, there are almost three times as many work-related fatalities in California as there are in all of the other states. This is because California has a high density of industrial and commercial businesses. As a result, workers are often exposed to dangerous machinery and hazards. One common type of accident is when employees are injured while working on or near machines. In these cases, the machinery can cause serious injuries, including fractures, lacerations, and head injuries. In some cases, chemicals or other substances that were used in the manufacturing process can also cause serious injury. If you are injured in a machinery accident in Huntington Beach, CA, contact a lawyer today, you may be entitled to compensation.
According to the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, there are over 500 manufacturing companies located in Huntington Beach, California. These companies produce a variety of products, including aerospace and defense components, medical devices, and sports equipment.
|Custom Building Products LLC
Safran Cabin Inc.
Cambro Manufacturing Company Inc
Safran Cabin Galleys Us, Inc.
Airtech International, Inc.
Statco Engineering & Fabricators, Inc.
|Reliable Wholesale Lumber, Inc.
Boeing Intellectual Property Licensing Company
Irish Interiors, Inc.
J.C.M. Industries, Inc.
Home & Body Company
Tyr Sport, Inc.
DC Shoes, Inc.
With so many manufacturing companies located in Huntington Beach, it is not surprising that there have been a number of accidents involving machinery. In some cases, these accidents have resulted in serious injuries or even death.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a machinery accident in Huntington Beach, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
There have been a number of machinery accidents in Huntington Beach California over the years. Some of these have resulted in serious injuries, and even death. Here are reports accidents that have occurred in Huntington Beach California:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|27/08/2021||Engines, Inc.||Huntington||Wv||An employee was lifting a steel flat bar onto rollers to straighten it. The employee's left ring finger was caught between a roller and the bar, causing an amputation to the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Bars, rods, reinforcing bar (rebar)|
|07/07/2020||J. H. Fletcher & Co.||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was watching as equipment was loaded onto a flatbed truck. The employee was caught between the machine carrier's two moving poles while unhooking a chain, suffering four broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Material and personnel handling machinery|
|15/06/2020||Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc.||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was using his right hand to clean residual dough out of a trough. The door to the trough was locked in the up position while the employee was cleaning out the excess dough. The employee bumped the trough and the door suddenly released and slid down, striking the employee's right hand and resulting in a partial amputation of the right ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|27/04/2020||Cabell Huntington Hopsital||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was walking in a hallway, when she scuffed her foot, lost balance, and fell on her left knee, fracturing her patella.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|23/04/2020||Huntington Crest Club, Inc.||Huntington||New York||An employee was cutting trees when a branch fell on him. He suffered broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment||Limbs, branches-unattached|
|04/03/2020||SWVA, Inc.||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was observing a changeover of a rolling mill. The carriage moved and pinched the employee's right hand, amputating the middle finger above the tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Rolling mills, rolling, calendering machinery|
|07/01/2020||Elecnor Hawkeye, LLC||Huntington Station||New York||An employee was working on a utility line installing new equipment. The employee was attempting to change the battery on an impact gun when the employee's left hand contacted the tail of the conductor, causing electrical burns to the hand. Gloves were not worn at the time of the incident.||Electrical burns||Hand(s)||Direct exposure to electricity||Batteries other than automotive|
|11/01/2019||Northwell Health Services||Huntington||New York||An employee was leaving a patient's house and getting in her car when she was struck by a passing motorist. She suffered a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway||Passenger vehicle|
|23/07/2018||Richwood Investment Casting, Inc.||Huntington||West Virgini||On 07/23/18, an employee was working with a grinder and low carbon cast steel shot that contained iron, manganese, carbon, and silica. He experienced respiratory issues and leg and foot swelling. He was hospitalized for congestive heart failure.||Heart failure||BODY SYSTEMS||Bodily conditions, n.e.c.||Bodily conditions of injured, ill worker|
|17/07/2018||Gulf Interstate Engineering||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was struck in the jaw by a section of conduit as it was being pulled from the ground by an excavator and broke free. The employee's jaw fractured.||Fractures||Jaw, chin||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Pipes, ducts, tubing||Excavating machinery|
|13/07/2018||Ohio Concrete Sawing and Drilling of Columbus, Inc.||Huntington||West Virgini||On July 13, 2018, an employee was cutting the top of a concrete wall with a gas-powered handsaw. The saw kicked back, striking and lacerating the employee's face. The employee was hospitalized.||Cuts, lacerations||Face||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|10/07/2018||Verizon||Huntington||New York||An employee was moving an interface box into a small space in the basement ceiling of a house. The employee came into contact with an exposed live wire in the space and was shocked. He suffered contusions and bruising on his right elbow, as well as dizziness.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Direct exposure to electricity, 220 volts or less||Electrical wiring-building|
|15/04/2018||SWVA, Inc.||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was loading clips into a robotic welder when a clip fell into or near the machine. As he attempted to retrieve the clip, a moving part struck and broke his hand.||Fractures||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Welding machinery|
|19/01/2018||L.I. Child and Family Development Services Inc., dba Long Island Head Start||Huntington Station||New York||An employee was operating a food blender and amputated her left middle finger to the first knuckle and sustained lacerations to two other fingers on the left hand.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Mixers, blenders, whippers-food and beverage|
|15/09/2017||Huntington Alloys Corporation||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was assisting with maintenance on a mini mill when he tripped/slipped on a mill sled track and fell to the ground, injuring his lower back. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Lubricating greases, cutting oils|
|24/07/2017||Triton Construction||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was trying to tighten a control rod on a concrete power screed when it ran over his right leg, breaking his tibia and fibula.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by object or equipment, n.e.c.||Road grading and surfacing machinery|
|01/03/2017||Huntington Alloys Corporation||Huntington||West Virgini||On March 1, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., an employee was injured while visually checking a belt drive in the Thistle Area. A jam had occurred in the crusher. The machine was locked out, the jam was cleared, and the machine was started back up. The employee gained access to a catwalk and knelt down to check the tightness of the belt drive when his knee made contact with a piece of metal causing him to react by throwing his hand out. His gloved hand made contact with the unguarded, moving bel||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|28/07/2016||Swift Transportation Co. Inc.||Huntington||West Virgini||While driving, a truck driver became ill from exposure to diesel exhaust fumes.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Carbon monoxide||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|28/07/2016||Special Metals||Huntington||West Virgini||On July 28, 2016, at approximately 10:00 p.m., an employee was on a locomotive that struck a metal plate next to a rail, causing the plate to flip up and strike the employee on the leg. He suffered a fracture to the left ankle area.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Rail vehicle incident, n.e.c.||Train, locomotive, rail car||Metal plates, metal panels|
|31/05/2016||USPS||Huntington Station||New York||An employee was chased by a dog and while running away the employee fell on cement and broke a rib.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall on same level||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|27/04/2016||Caledonian Alloys||Huntington||West Virgini||On April 26, 2016, at approximately 6:00 p.m., an employee was changing a filter basket that removes fines from the alkaline cleaner. The employee unscrewed the lid and was struck by hot water and detergent (sodium hydroxide mix) under 26 psi, causing second and third degree burns to his upper torso, arms, and back. He was wearing a hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, boots, and nitro gloves at the time. Chemical resistant clothing was not worn, and lockout/tag-out was not performed, w||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Water|
|26/04/2016||Bimbo Bakeries USA||Huntington||West Virgini||On April 26, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m., an employee was adjusting the brush table, which is part of the equipment that loads buns into bags. To adjust the brush table, the employee loosens a lock bolt, slides the brush table forward or backward, and retightens the lock bolt. While adjusting the brush table with his right hand, the employee's right index finger was pinched between the pusher on the bagger and the brush table, amputating the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Packaging, wrapping, bundling machinery|
|08/04/2016||Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc.||Huntington||West Virgini||On April 8, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a maintenance employee was standing on a stepladder, working above the ceiling. The employee was using PVC cutters to cut into a clogged pipe. When the pipe was cut, a corrosive liquid showered onto the employee's head, face, and arms. The employee received chemical burns and was hospitalized||Chemical burns and corrosions||Multiple body parts||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Chemicals and chemical products|
|19/09/2015||The Stop & Shop Supermarkets Company LLC||Huntington||New York||An employee sustained severe lacerations to the pinky and ring fingers of his left hand while cutting bone in pork on a band saw.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|10/09/2015||RIVERPARK HOSPITAL||Huntington||West Virgini||On September 10, 2015, an employee was attempting to close a door to a patient's room while the patient was trying to pull it open. The door slammed shut and the employee's right index finger was caught between the door and the door jam, crushing his fingertip. The fingertip was later surgically amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle|
|09/09/2015||Caledonian Alloys||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was using an alligator shear to cut a nickel alloy plate when his hand and thumb contacted the shear's nip point. The bone behind his knuckle was crushed/fractured.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Shearing machines|
|28/08/2015||Special Metals||Huntington||West Virgini||On August 28, 2015, at approximately 6:45pm, while performing maintenance on a machine, another employee activated the machine after receiving verbal confirmation from the mechanic to go ahead. The maintenance mechanic suffered the amputation of his left thumb after it was pinched between a table and material near the entry end of the cap line.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Tables, worktables|
|19/08/2015||Cabell Huntington Hospital||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was hospitalized after suffering breathing difficulties related to a compressed air spray operation to spray paint fire extinguishers conducted on August 19, 2015. A respirator wasn't worn and no monitoring was conducted to determine employee exposure during spray operations.||Other respiratory system symptoms-toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Paint|
|31/07/2015||Atlas Industrial Contractors, LLC||Huntington||West Virgini||An employee was spraying water onto scrap steel that had spilled out of a furnace and had been cut into pieces using an oxygen lance. A steam explosion occurred, causing a second degree steam burn to his face and hands. He was hospitalized.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Steam, vapors-nonchemical|
|16/05/2015||Huntington Alloys Corporation||Huntington||West Virgini||On May 16, 2015, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a maintenance employee suffered an amputation of the left pinky finger just below the nailbed. The employee was using a Porta power pump and ram to remove a bearing from the end of a roll when the employee's finger got smashed between the ram and bearing. The pump was running at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Push-pull rams-powered||Fasteners, connectors, ropes, ties, n.e.c.|
|09/04/2015||Huntington Alloys Corporation||Huntington||West Virgini||On April 9, 2015, at approximately 2:45 p.m., an employee suffered an amputation of the left ring finger as he performed maintenance on the new Midwest grinder dust collection system. While installing a belt on the drive pulley, his finger got pinched between the pulley and drive belt, amputating his finger pad.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
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