In Jersey City, New Jersey, machinery accidents are a common occurrence. The reason for this is that many businesses in the area rely on machinery to produce their products. This type of accident can be catastrophic, and can cause serious injuries to those involved. If you or someone you know has been injured in a machinery accident in Jersey City, please contact a lawyer right away.
Jersey City, New Jersey is a city located in Hudson County, New Jersey. With a population of approximately 280,000 people, the city is home to a number of manufacturing companies. Some of the manufacturing companies located in Jersey City include
|Organon & Co.
I.P.C. Systems, Inc.
Bel Fuse Inc.
Charles Komar & Sons, Inc.
Block Drug Company, Inc.
Dg3 North America, Inc.
|Komar Kids, L.L.C.
Galata Chemicals, LLC
Komar Intimates, LLC
Carlos Bakery Inc.
Sims Aluminum, Incorporated
U I S Inc
U I S Industries, Inc
There have been a number of machinery accidents in Jersey City New Jersey over the years, and fortunately no serious injuries or fatalities have occurred as a result. However, these accidents can still cause significant damage and disruption to businesses.
Below is a list of some of the most notable machinery accidents in Jersey City New Jersey:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|14/04/2021||Jersey Shore Steel Company||Jersey Shore||Pa||An employee was installing v-belts on a set of rolls on a rolling table that was isolated at the time. The employee was using a pipe wrench to manually turn the rolls so that the v-belt could be installed when his left finger became caught in the nip point of the belt and pulley, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Bending, rolling, shaping machinery|
|03/04/2021||Bath & Body Works LLC||Jersey City||Nj||An employee was on a ladder retrieving a box of soap from the top shelf of a storage room. The employee lost balance and fell from the ladder to the floor resulting in contusions to the head and back and numbness in the right arm and hand.||Bruises, contusions||Head and trunk||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|03/03/2021||HR Plus/Galaxy Recyling||Jersey City||Nj||An employee fell off a garbage truck to the ground, breaking his left wrist. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level||Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|15/09/2020||Rent-A-Center East LLC||Jersey City||Nj||An employee tripped and fell 4 feet out of a box truck resulting in a torn patella tendon in the right knee.||Major tears to muscles, tendons, ligaments||Knee(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Delivery truck or van||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|08/06/2020||Schiavone Construction Co LLC||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was on top of a concrete finishing machine to reach a generator that was mounted to the unit. As he was moving the generator, the plywood it was sitting on gave way. The employee fell from a concrete finishing machine to the ground; the generator fell on his leg, breaking his left shin and foot.||Fractures||Foot(feet) and leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Road grading and surfacing machinery||Plywood, wood paneling; particle, chip, flake board|
|09/09/2019||Katerra Construction LLC||Jersey City||New Jersey||A temporary employee was carrying formwork jacks when his right thumb was caught and crushed between the jacks and a stack of crates.||Crushing injuries||Fingertip(s)||Struck by object or equipment, n.e.c.||Jacks||Containers-variable restraint, n.e.c.|
|28/08/2019||Article Inc.||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was operating a powered pallet jack when he struck another party and suffered broken bones in his right foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle||Pallet jack-powered|
|26/07/2019||Sysco Metro NY||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was using a powered industrial truck (PIT) when his right leg was pinned between the PIT and a storage rack. His left tibia was fractured and he sustained two puncture wounds on the left leg as well.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|25/07/2019||Jersey Shore Steel Company||Jersey Shore||Pennsylvania||An employee was bundling in the finishing department. The employee was fixing a twisted piece of product in the stacker. While trying to reorient the metal, the employees right middle finger was pinched in the stacker resulting in a partial amputation. The machine was running at the time.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Stacking machinery|
|12/07/2019||Estes Express Lines||Jersey City||New Jersey||While an employee was loading a crate into a container, the crate began to break into pieces. A sharp piece of wood punctured the safety boot behind the protected area and caused a fracture which later required medical amputation of the right great toe.||Amputations||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Scrap, waste, debris||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|24/06/2019||Fabric Chemical Corp.||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee's wedding ring and finger were caught on a hopper's stationary J-bolt while the employee was climbing down a ladder, causing a partial amputation of the finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment, n.e.c.||Structures and surfaces||Jewelry, ID badge lanyards|
|18/06/2019||USA Hoist Co.||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was assisting with rigging a 500 lbs. load. The employee was standing by the truck when the load fell onto his foot causing four metatarsal fractures.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Parts and materials|
|22/05/2019||SIMS METAL Management||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was watching a crane operator lift a man-lift when the man-lift shifted toward the employee. He was pinned between the lift load and a piece of metal, fracturing his left arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cranes|
|28/03/2018||D.H. Pace Company, Inc. dba Overhead Door Company of St. Louis||Jerseyville||Illinois||An employee was working from an extension ladder about 6 to 8 feet above ground level. He had a volt meter in his hands. The volt meter began to fumble and he attempted to catch it to prevent it from falling to the ground. In the process, he lost his balance and fell from the ladder to a 55-gallon metal drum that was located below. The front of his right lower leg struck the metal drum, causing a laceration/avulsion to the skin.||Avulsions, enucleations||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Extension ladders|
|13/02/2018||Ruan Transportation||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was assisting a customer offload a delivery of steel from his truck and got his hand caught under the load. The employee sustained a partial amputation to his left ring finger and an avulsion injury to his middle finger.||Amputations, avulsions, enucleations, n.e.c.||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Parts and materials|
|12/02/2018||ADL Renovations LLC||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee fell approximately three feet from a scaffold resulting in a broken arm and a possible shattered elbow.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-staging|
|20/09/2017||SHUSTER Management, LLC||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee fell approximately 10 feet onto a concrete slab while laying decking on joists because of windy conditions. He suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Roof trusses, joists||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|29/08/2017||JERSEY CITY MEDICAL CENTER||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was struck by a metal food cart while standing in front of a coffee station, falling to the ground and suffering a back injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|07/08/2017||Sysco, Inc.||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was standing on a dock plate that was 41 inches off the ground, preparing to load a truck trailer. As he was raising the trailer door, the truck pulled away, causing him to lose his balance and fall off the dock plate. He fractured his tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|08/07/2017||H&M International Transportation||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was driving a hostler and transporting an intermodal container on a chassis to the back row of the yard. When he attempted to position the truck to reverse into the parking spot, the truck possibly jackknifed, causing the intermodal container to fall from the chassis and the hostler to raise up off the ground and then slam down again. The employee was bounced around inside the cab of the hostler, suffering a broken jaw, broken right elbow, broken rib, and contusion to the right knee.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Nonroadway noncollision incident, n.e.c.||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c||Containers-nonpressurized, n.e.c.|
|15/05/2017||Citiwide Truck Repair||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was repairing a roof when a wind gust caught an aluminum sheet and pushed the employee off the scaffold and box truck resulting in a broken pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level||Delivery truck or van||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|23/02/2017||Clean Venture||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was attempting to move a reel of cable that was located on a trailer when his ankle became lodged between the cable reel and pallet. He lost his balance and fell out of the truck, breaking his ankle and bruising his hip.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|11/02/2017||Henkels & McCoy, Inc.||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was struck by a hydraulic hammer that fell off a front loader.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Bucket, front-end, end, and pay loaders|
|26/09/2016||CAA Civil||Jersey City||New Jersey||The employee was assigned to perform housekeeping of the shielding/work platform and clean the deck panels and grinders. At the start of the shift, the employee was walking and stepped on a conduit pipe causing him to roll his ankle.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Ankle(s)||Fall, slip, trip||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|20/07/2016||Prime Incorporated||Jersey City||New Jersey||On 07/20/16, an employee fractured his right ankle after falling off the back of a trailer.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Trailers|
|26/06/2016||Jersey City Medical Center RWJ Barnabas Health||Jersey City||New Jersey||While working on a light fixture, an employee fell off a ladder to the floor.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders|
|16/06/2016||DG3 NORTH AMERICA INC.||Jersey City||New Jersey||While operating a printing machine, an employee attempted to clear a paper jam. This employee's pinky finger was crushed by the machine's elevator, requiring surgery.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Printing machinery and equipment|
|26/05/2016||CCA Civil Inc.||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was cutting a wood board when his left-hand middle finger was cut by the circular saw.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|13/04/2016||Frontier Communications||Jerseyville||Illinois||An employee was replacing an aerial drop wire from a ladder. The employee missed a rung while descending the ladder, falling approximately 15 feet to the ground. The employee suffered a bruised left lung, shoulder, and knee, as well as a bruised and abraded back.||Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders, n.e.c.||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Movable ladders|
|26/01/2016||Global Container Terminals Bayonne||Jersey City||New Jersey||On 1/26/2016, an employee became dehydrated while shoveling snow for work. He was hospitalized overnight for treatment.||Endocrine, nutritional, metabolic, and immunity disorders||BODY SYSTEMS||Multiple types of overexertion involving outside sources||Shovels||Ice, sleet, snow|
|06/10/2015||Sysco Metro NY, LLC||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was loading a pallet onto a jack when the jack moved backwards, pinning the employee's right leg against a rack. The employee sustained a leg laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|29/06/2015||FORTUNE PLASTIC & METAL, INC.||Jersey City||New Jersey||A pipe moving on and with a conveyor belt struck an employee's leg. The employee's leg got caught between the wall of the conveyor and the pipe, fracturing the employee's leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by object or equipment, n.e.c.||Conveyors-powered||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|01/04/2015||Weeks Marine Inc.||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was moving a winch on a cart when a drain in the floor caused the cart to tip and the winch to fall. While trying to grab the falling winch, the employee's thumb was smashed against the floor.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|16/03/2015||Karaffa Construction Inc.||Jersey Shore||Pennsylvania||An employee fell from a step ladder while drilling holes to blow insulation into a house. He hit an air conditioning unit on the way down and ended by hitting his head on a stone retaining wall. He was hospitalized on 3/16/15.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders|
|14/03/2015||Global Container Terminals, Bayonne||Jersey City||New Jersey||An employee was admitted to the hospital after striking her face on the steering wheel of her tractor while trying to free it from under a tub chassis.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Face||Struck against stationary object or equipment, n.e.c.||Tractor|
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Jersey City, New Jersey is one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. This high population density can lead to more machinery accidents, as people are constantly coming into contact with machines. If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Jersey City, you may be entitled to compensation. Speak to an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options.