In Laredo, Texas there have been a lot of machinery accidents. In many cases, the accidents have been caused by people not following safety procedures. For example, many people do not wear safety gear when working with machinery. This can lead to injuries if the machinery falls on them. Other common causes of accidents involve people using faulty machinery or not having the correct tools for the job. If you are in an accident and you can identify the cause, you may be able to claim damages from the responsible party.
Manufacturing in Laredo Texas is a big business. The city has many large manufacturing companies, including
|Mahle Behr Manufacturing Management, Inc.
The Laredo Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Tkr Usa, Inc.
Southeast Management Group Inc
City Ready Mix, Inc.
Modern Machine Shop, Inc.
|Linamar Automotive Systems Nl Inc.
Laredo Ready Mix, Ltd.
Lisi Automotive, LLC
La India Packing Co.
Quantum Carrier, Inc.
Ascent Foods, LLC
These companies produce a wide variety of products, including automobiles, tires, and agricultural equipment.
Laredo is a city that is located in south Texas. It is the largest city in Webb County and has a population of over 207,000 people. The city is known for its agriculture as well as its border crossings with Mexico. In Laredo, Texas, there have been a number of machinery accidents that have caused injury or death to workers.
If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Laredo Texas, it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and may be able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
Here are some of the most notable incidents:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|07/10/2021||Love's Truck Solutions - Distribution Center||Laredo||Tx||The injured employee was using a forklift to move scrap tires into a warehouse and place them into a scrap trailer. Water spilled from the scrap tires onto the warehouse floor. While driving back toward the loading dock, the forklift's brakes were activated and the tires slid on the water. The forklift spun and struck two co-workers, knocking them approximately 4 feet off the dock. The forklift fell off the dock and landed on the injured employee's right thigh, resulting in a fractured leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Ran off driving surface, nonroadway||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates|
|01/10/2021||Francisco J. Jaime||Laredo||Tx||An employee was cutting plywood with a circular saw and amputated his right index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|09/08/2021||Rapid Sign 3202 Green St, Laredo Texas||Laredo||Tx||An employee was holding a tag line connected to a crane, which was being used to install a sign. The crane came into contact with a power line, and the employee was shocked. The employee was hospitalized.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Cranes||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|03/08/2021||DHS U.S Customs and Border Protection||Laredo||Tx||An employee was in his vehicle, getting ready to do firearms qualification, when his gun fired into his left leg.||Gunshot wounds||Leg(s)||Self-inflicted shooting-unintentional||Person-injured or ill worker||Firearm|
|28/07/2021||Trois Enterprises||Laredo||Tx||An employee was installing metal roof panels on a warehouse. He was using a roof runner to bound together the seams on the metal panel when he fell 35 feet off the edge of the roof and landed in a standing position, resulting in a fractured pelvis, a fractured right leg, and lumbar fractures that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Roof edges||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|03/07/2021||DHS Border Patrol||Laredo||Tx||A Border Patrol agent was apprehending a group of subjects on a ranch and suffered heat stroke.||Heat stroke||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|16/06/2021||DHS Border Patrol||Laredo||Tx||A border agent developed heat exhaustion while tracking in brush.||Heat exhaustion, prostration||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|12/05/2021||Wilkinson Gary Iron & Metal, Inc.||Laredo||Tx||An employee was feeding strands of aluminum conductor steel-reinforced wire into a chopper machine. A strand tangled up in the machine, which jammed. The employee disengaged the feed rollers and was trying to free the tangled wire when the end of it sprung back, striking him in the left eye. He lost the eye.||Avulsions, enucleations||Eye(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|10/05/2021||Penske Logistics Warehouse 3544-00||Laredo||Tx||The injured employee was standing on the right side of his powered industrial truck (PIT), filling out a dock door checklist and using the PIT seat as a writing surface. His PIT was parked at an angle in front of a dock door. Another PIT was driving forward with two pallets loaded on its forks. The moving PIT struck the injured employee's stationary PIT which caused the injured employee to fall on the floor. The injured employee sustained a laceration above the left heel and a fractured left ank||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|24/02/2021||Energy Erectors Inc||Laredo||Tx||An employee had been grounding copper wire to the ground grid and was helping move cable jack reel stands out of the way. As the employee was tipping a reel stand onto its side, the adjustable roller head slid down and pinched the employee's right middle finger against the top of the stand. The fingertip was medically amputated about 1/4 inch from the end.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Jacks|
|26/01/2021||United States Cold Storage, LP||Laredo||Tx||At the end of her shift, an employee went to park and charge her forklift. She exited the forklift before it had completely stopped and the forklift pinned her leg against a concrete wall. She sustained broken bones in her foot and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Walls|
|14/10/2020||Department of Homeland Security||Laredo||Tx||An officer was conducting border watch operations in a train yard area. While walking down a creek, he fell and hit his head on a tree trunk. He sustained a cut to the head and a potential concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Fall on same level||Ground|
|12/10/2020||Star Holding LLC||Laredo||Tx||While climbing an external ladder on a rail car, an employee fell to the ground and sustained a broken right femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Other fall to lower level||Rail car(s)-unattached to locomotive||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|23/08/2020||UNITED STATES COLD STORAGE||Laredo||Tx||An employee was retrieving two cargo airbags for loading a truck. While driving a powered industrial truck (PIT) down the dock, the PIT collided with a bollard by a door. The employee sustained a left thumb amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Posts, bollards, moorings|
|13/06/2020||United States Cold Storage||Laredo||Texas||An employee was driving a forklift down an enclosed corridor when the forklift struck a steel rack. The employee's left foot was crushed between the forklift and the steel rack.||Crushing injuries||Foot (feet)||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|
|15/05/2020||QFS Electric, INC||Laredo||Texas||An employee fell down from the third rung of an 8-foot ladder while installing electrical wiring, sustaining a bump and laceration that required stitches to the head.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|21/03/2020||Schneider National Carriers Incorporated||Laredo||Texas||An employee was replacing a bumper on a semi-trailer. While aligning the bolt holes, the bumper slipped and the employee's finger was pinched inside a bolt hole. The employee sustained a left index finger amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts|
|06/03/2020||Brokers Logistics||Laredo||Texas||An employee was loading a trailer using a forklift. The truck moved forward and the forklift fell to the ground. The employee suffered a cut or pinch to the right thumb/palm.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Ran off driving surface, nonroadway||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|19/02/2020||AC-DC Inc||Laredo||Texas||An employee was installing wiring for new screens inside a canopy. An access door gave way and she fell through it, landing 17 feet below and suffering facial and arm trauma that required surgery.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet||Doors, except garage and vehicle||Nonclassifiable|
|23/09/2019||Davila-Zertuche JV LLC||Laredo||Texas||An employee was laying out hardware and preparing to lay out doors. Several doors came down and fell on his lower left calf area, breaking his tibia. He was hospitalized, undergoing surgery.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Doors, except garage and vehicle|
|20/08/2019||D&J Alexander Construction LP||Laredo||Texas||An employee was caught/struck by a backhoe bucket while attempting to open a storage container. The employee sustained injuries to both lower legs and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lower leg(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Backhoes, trackhoes|
|13/08/2019||Allied Universal Security||Laredo||Texas||An employee was doing a security patrol when a vehicle struck him, injuring his lower body.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lower extremities||Pedestrian vehicular incident||Vehicle|
|04/07/2019||TP Cocina LLC||Laredo||Texas||An employee was removing a jammed tortilla from a tortilla machine. The machine grabbed and cut his hand.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|27/06/2019||Prolamsa, Inc.||Laredo||Texas||An employee was working near a machine. His left hand was caught in the machine and lacerated in the metacarpal area. The employee also suffered a torn tendon and a fractured pinky.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Machinery|
|19/03/2019||Gallegos Paving LLC||Laredo||Texas||An employee was cutting a 6-inch fire hydrant pipe with a handheld circular saw. The saw blade came up and struck the employee in the chin and chest, causing lacerations.||Cuts, lacerations||Head and trunk||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|09/03/2019||Dept. of Homeland Security, Border and Protection Svcs.||Laredo||Texas||An employee was trying to apprehend a fleeing subject, who fell on the employee's right leg. The employee's leg was broken.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Injured by physical contact with person while restraining, subduing-unintentional||Person, other than injured or ill worker|
|27/02/2019||Marten Transport. Ltd.||Laredo||Texas||An employee was sliding the tandems on a transport truck and caught his left middle finger in a pinch point resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|25/02/2019||US AutoLogistics, L.L.C.||Laredo||Texas||A truck driver was unloading an auto from the lower level of an auto transport trailer. He fell about 40 inches to the asphalt, suffering lacerations to his left hip and elbow and a fractured pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|25/01/2019||Aftermath Roofing Construction & Renovations Inc||Laredo||Texas||An employee was working on a flat roof with a 2-foot parapet. He was laying a roll of tar paper when he stumbled and fell over the parapet onto an adjacent scaffold and then fell down to the ground. The 30-foot fall caused a head fracture and a broken arm.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 26 to 30 feet||Roof edges||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|17/07/2018||Trinidad Drilling USA Ltd||Laredo||Texas||An employee was holding bushing pullers while attempting to set bushings when he was struck on his lower back area with a bushing puller (an approximately 1 inch X 2 feet metal device connected to a hoist for lifting). He suffered a spleen injury that required surgery and hospitalization.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by object or equipment||Overhead hoists|
|14/06/2018||Department of Homeland Security- Customs and Border Patrol||Laredo||Texas||An employee sustained a back injury during an ATV training event. The employee was operating the ATV up a berm, lost control and was ejected backwards off the ATV onto the ground as the nose of the ATV continued in a forward motion.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||ATV, all terrain vehicle|
|31/05/2018||Wilkinson Gary Iron & Metal, Inc.||Laredo||Texas||An employee was checking in the back of a trailer when metal debris fell and struck the employee's right hand, fracturing it.||Fractures||Hand(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Scrap metal||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|09/05/2018||Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection||Laredo||Texas||While tracking a group of individuals, an employee experienced difficulty breathing, pain in his right shoulder, and black-out sensations.||Multiple symptoms||BODY SYSTEMS||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|26/03/2018||Aftermath Roofing Construction & Renovations Inc||Laredo||Texas||An employee fell from the roof of a residential construction project.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|21/03/2018||Prolamsa Inc.||Laredo||Texas||The injured employee was placing a wooden 4"x 4" stud under a metal roll and the load slipped pinching his left index fingertip.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Dimensional lumber: 2x4, 2x3, etc.||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones|
|15/03/2018||Martinez Paving Co., Inc.||Laredo||Texas||An employee was preparing a road for asphalt paving when a nearby forklift operator put a forklift in neutral and exited the cabin. The forklift started to move forward and struck the employee, pinning him between it and a pile of soil. He injured his lower back and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lumbar region||Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Dirt, earth|
|07/03/2018||Hugo Garcia Electric||Laredo||Texas||An employee was installing a ground rod, slipped and fell impaling himself on the ground rod. The rod entered his left thigh.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|01/03/2018||Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection||Laredo||Texas||An employee was preparing for a training course and developed symptoms of heat stress and a muscle injury.||Multiple effects of environmental conditions||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|14/01/2018||H-E-B Grocery Company, LP||Laredo||Texas||An employee was on a ladder cutting a tree branch with an electric saw when the branch swung and struck the ladder, causing him to fall to the ground and strike his head on the concrete curb. He suffered a head injury, sprained right shoulder, and broken neck vertebrae.||Fractures||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Limbs, branches-unattached|
|28/07/2017||UNITED STATES COLD STORAGE||Laredo||Texas||An employee was operating a forklift when another forklift ran into the injured employee, causing a laceration to the foot.||Cuts, lacerations||Foot (feet)||Nonroadway collision with other vehicle||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|27/07/2017||Zepeda Steel Erectors||Laredo||Texas||An employee was conducting steel roofing work and fell approximately 17 feet from the roof, breaking the hip and arm.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Roofs|
|06/06/2017||SER Construction Partners, LLC||Laredo||Texas||An employee was cutting 2x4's on sawhorses when the circular saw possibly kicked back and struck the employee's left ring finger, severely lacerating it and requiring overnight hospitalization.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|03/05/2017||Powell Watson Motors GMC||Laredo||Texas||An employee pulling a shipment pallet from a freight delivery truck, slipped and fell onto the truck lift resulting in fractured ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall, slip, trip||Nonclassifiable|
|08/08/2016||Cal Ark International, Inc.||Laredo||Texas||An employee was opening the door of his truck when a roll of material weighing more than 400 pounds knocked him down. He fractured his lower back.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones|
|28/07/2016||Interamerica Forwarding Company Inc||Laredo||Texas||An employee amputated the right index fingertip when his finger was caught in a moveable platform hinge.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Scaffolds-staging|
|27/07/2016||Discount Tire||Laredo||Texas||An employee was changing a customer's tire when the tire was punctured, inducing rapid expansion and causing the tire to blow up and strike/break the employee's right arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire||Tires, except bike|
|08/07/2016||Gateway Community Health Center||Laredo||Texas||An employee was closing an iron entrance/exit gate to the property. While the employee was sliding the iron gate to a close, the safety mechanism that prevents the iron gate from derailing broke from the support column. At this time, the iron gate derailed and fell on the employee, fracturing her left collarbone and left wrist. She required hospitalization and surgery.||Fractures||Multiple upper extremities locations||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Gates|
|14/06/2016||C.V. Lath & Plastering||Laredo||Texas||An employee and a coworker were applying stucco from a scaffold to the exterior of a building. When the employee and his coworker stepped off the scaffold onto a canopy awning, the canopy came off, causing them to fall. The employee suffered a broken left ankle and tailbone, requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall through surface or existing opening||Structural elements|
|12/03/2016||Staffmark Investment LLC||Laredo||Texas||An employee was moving a pallet with a pallet jack when he fell from the platform of the semi-trailer he was unloading. He fell head-first to the ground, suffering a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|26/01/2016||International Bank of Commerce||Laredo||Texas||An employee was walking to her desk when she stumbled on a rug, lost her balance, and fell face forward to the floor. She injured her head, left shoulder, right wrist, and right knee, requiring hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Floor coverings- nonstructural|
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