In Long Beach, California, machinery accidents are common. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, one out of every five workplace deaths is due to a machine injury. This is why it’s important to have a machinery safety plan in place. A plan will help you identify potential hazards and take steps to prevent accidents from happening. A good way to start your plan is by checking the manufacturer’s safety guidelines. These guidelines will tell you what types of inspections and maintenance are necessary on your equipment. You should also make sure that all employees are aware of the plan and understand their responsibilities. Finally, keep your machinery safe by following all the safety guidelines that your manufacturer provides. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a machinery accident, you need to know about your legal rights. An experienced Long Beach California personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Long Beach is home to a number of different manufacturing companies. These companies produce a variety of products, ranging from medical devices to aircraft parts. While most of these companies are large and well-known, there are also a number of smaller businesses that contribute to the local economy.
Some of the more notable manufacturing companies located in Long Beach include
|Pioneer North America, Inc.
Pbf Energy Western Region LLC
Epson America Inc
The Beauty Health Company
Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc.
Intex Properties South Bay Corp.
Sanders Industries Holdings, Inc.
Rocket Lab Usa, Inc.
Neill Aircraft Co.
Western Tube & Conduit Corp
Redbarn Pet Products, Inc.
These businesses provide a significant number of jobs to the local community, and their products are used all over the world.
There have been many machinery accidents in Long Beach California over the years. Some of these accidents have been minor, while others have been very serious. In some cases, people have even been killed as a result of these accidents. Here is a look at some of the most notable accidents that have occurred in Long Beach California.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|17/11/2021||C W Sheet Metal Inc.||Long Island City||Ny||A saddle washer snapped while a piece of metal was being lowered. The piece of metal struck an employee in the face, causing facial injuries.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Face||Struck by object or equipment||Structural metal materials||Nails, brads, tacks, nuts, bolts, washers|
|13/10/2021||PRIMORIS T&D SERVICES, LLC.||Longview||Tx||An employee was securing a guy wire. Voltage from a 19,000-volt circuit traveled down the wire and shocked the employee, whose heart stopped. The employee was resuscitated and hospitalized.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Wire, cables-nonelectrical||Electric parts|
|07/10/2021||SAFE ZONE LLC||Longboat Key||Fl||An employee was looking through a stack of sliding glass panels. The stack of panels fell onto him and pinned him against the ground. He suffered a broken right wrist and right leg and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Struck, caught, or crushed in other collapsing structure or equipment||Containers-variable restraint|
|06/10/2021||RHE HATCO INC.||Longview||Tx||An employee was trying to unjam a press machine when his left glove became caught in the machine. The employee used his right hand to pull his left hand out, and both of his arms were caught in the machine resulting in amputation of both hands.||Amputations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Special process machinery||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|07/09/2021||Brightview Landscaping Services, Inc.||Longboat Key||Fl||An employee was standing in a bike lane, using a backpack leaf blower to blow grass off a street onto the sidewalk. A passing car struck the employee, who suffered a broken left arm and left foot.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway||Automobile|
|05/09/2021||Boucher Brothers Management, Inc.||Longboat Key||Fl||An employee who works on the beach renting personal water craft (PWC) and kayaks sustained heat stroke.||Heat stroke||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|22/08/2021||LMMM Dallas #20, LTD||Longview||Tx||An employee was cutting beef shanks with a saw. The sawblade amputated his right middle fingertip to the nail.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|12/08/2021||Joy Global Longview Operations LLC.||Longview||Tx||An employee was using a hoist to place gears in a pallet box. After setting a gear down on the pallet, the employee unhooked the chain sling and was moving the gear into the box by hand; the gear slid toward him and pinched his right ring finger against the box causing an avulsion injury.||Avulsions, enucleations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Gears||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|10/08/2021||Hiab USA||Longview||Tx||An employee climbed a ladder to work on the boom of a crane. The employee was striking the boom with a pry bar when he fell off the ladder and struck the ladder on the way down, resulting in a skull fracture, ruptured ear drum, multiple rib fractures, and other scrapes and bruises.||Fractures||Head and trunk||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Nonclassifiable|
|09/08/2021||Eastman Chemical Co., Inc.||Longview||Tx||An employee was installing a pipe in a pipe rack using a mobile crane. The pipe moved and crushed the employee's left index finger. The fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|30/07/2021||Partner Industrial, LP||Longview||Tx||An employee was placing a barricade around a work area with an active hot water discharge that created steam and standing water. The employee stepped into a depression containing hot water, resulting in second degree burns to their foot.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Foot (feet)||Contact with hot objects or substances||Water|
|27/06/2021||LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL INC||Longmont||Co||An employee was installing a ramp weighing approximately 500 pounds from the sidewalk to the back of a trailer when his left ring finger became pinched between the ramp and the sidewalk, resulting in amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Sidewalks, paths, outdoor walkways|
|24/06/2021||Sunrun||Longwood||Fl||On June 24, 2021, an employee was pulling wires through the conduit in an attic when he stepped off a rafter and fell 8 feet through the sheetrock ceiling onto the garage floor. The employee suffered a facture to his cheek bone and was admitted to the hospital.||Fractures||Cheek(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet||Ceilings||Floor, n.e.c.|
|22/06/2021||Joe Coffee Company||Long Island City||Ny||An employee was cleaning a coffee grinder when it activated and amputated her left thumb.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|16/06/2021||ROYAL CREST DAIRY INC.||Longmont||Co||An employee was walking though the washroom when a barrel that was being filled with caustic liquid overflowed. The employee slipped on the caustic liquid, resulting in chemical burns to their left wrist and right leg.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Upper and lower limb(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Chemicals and chemical products|
|09/06/2021||Kiewit Infrastructure Company||Long Island City||Ny||An employee was crossing a street when a vehicle struck him, causing multiple fractures to his left leg/ankle. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in roadway||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|27/05/2021||East Longmeadow Management Systems, Inc.||East Longmeadow||Ma||An employee was sanding an elevator door and fell striking their head on the elevator doorway.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall on same level||Floor|
|03/05/2021||Jouffre Inc.||Long Island City||Ny||An employee was cutting a slat of pinewood on a table saw. The sawblade cut the employee's right thumb.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|23/03/2021||Doggett Machinery Services||Longview||Tx||An employee was trying to move a pallet with a roll cage on top of it. The roll cage moved slightly and pinched the tip of his thumb against the roll cage. The thumb tip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Skids, pallets|
|22/03/2021||Turner Industries||Longview||Tx||Two employees were setting a metal pipe in place for installation on a metal rack. When one employee pushed on the pipe, the other employee's left index fingertip was pinched between the pipe flange and a conduit. The employee's left index fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingernail(s), nailbed(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Metal pipes, tubing|
|15/03/2021||Legend Energy Services, LLC||Longview||Tx||An employee was dumping a mini dumpster, mounted on a forklift, into a large trash container. When the mini dumpster tipped, the employee's finger was caught between it and the forklift's forks. The employee's fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|11/03/2021||Fairfield Gourmet Food Corp.||Longwood||Fl||On March 11, 2021, an employee poured cake mix into a baking pan and then stepped onto a ladder when he slipped and fell to the ground, resulting in a bruised head and tailbone that required hospitalization.||Bruises, contusions||Head and trunk||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|09/03/2021||Weld Worx, LLC||Longview||Tx||At 1:27 p.m. on March 9, 2021, two employees were troubleshooting a welder that would not start. An explosion occurred on the welder that blew out the side of the gas tank. One of the employees suffered burns to the body and was hospitalized.||Heat (thermal) burns||Trunk||Explosion, n.e.c.||Welding machinery|
|05/03/2021||Construction Barbora LLC||Long Branch||Nj||An employee was climbing up a ladder and fell from the fourth step to the ground, resulting in hospitalization for a sore back.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|23/02/2021||Amaya Utility Inc.||Longview||Tx||An employee was pulling cable while standing in front of a directional drilling machine when the machine struck an electrical pole riser. The electrical pole riser clamp had a power cord that contacted the drilling machine. The employee was shocked and sustained burns to the right hand.||Electrical burns||Hand(s)||Indirect exposure to electricity||Electric parts||Drilling machines, drilling augers|
|20/02/2021||Good Shepherd Medical Center||Longview||Tx||An employee slipped on ice in a parking lot, suffering a broken femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Ice, sleet, snow|
|30/01/2021||Lowes Home Center LLC||Longview||Tx||An employee was on top of a low-profile trailer helping a customer load material. The employee fell off the trailer and sustained a broken right tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Highway vehicle, motorized||Parking lot-paved|
|29/01/2021||J.M. Smucker LLC||Longmont||Co||An employee was transferring a 55-gallon drum to a secondary containment pallet. The employee slipped and fell, causing the drum to also fall. The drum fell on the employee's hand, resulting in the amputation of the right index fingertip and the right middle finger at the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Barrels, drums-except pressurized|
|28/01/2021||ETR heat transfer service||Longview||Tx||An employee was assisting a forklift operator with unloading 10-inch and 4-inch pipes when the employee's ring and middle fingers were caught underneath a 4-inch pipe, resulting in a partial amputation of the tips of their ring and middle fingers.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|06/01/2021||Thirteen-Two Hospitality, Inc.||Longview||Tx||An employee was placing chicken into a shredder and amputated their right middle finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|09/10/2020||Magella Consdtruction Corp||Long Island City||Ny||An employee was levelling a formwork post when a wood beam (4" x 4" x 6') fell and hit her head and shoulder. The employee's shoulder was injured.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Wooden beams|
|24/09/2020||Papa Johns International Inc||Longwood||Fl||A delivery driver was on a ride-along with a fellow employee. The driver fell down some steps as they were leaving an address resulting in a left leg injury and an broken ankle that required surgery.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|17/09/2020||Schlumberger Company||Longview||Tx||An employee was operating a forklift at a well site and was hospitalized for heat stress.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|09/09/2020||CEFCO LLC||Longview||Tx||An employee had been dealing with a trespasser and had the police onsite. She also had a verbal altercation with a vendor. The employee then suffered cardiac distress.||Ischemic heart disease||Heart||Exposure to traumatic or stressful event, n.e.c.||Bodily conditions of injured, ill worker|
|05/09/2020||Cartamundi, LLC||East Longmeadow||Ma||While wrapping a bundle of board games on a pallet an employee jumped up to tap a box into position. The employee landed on their feet, but fell to the concrete floor and sustained a broken right femur and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|31/08/2020||DG Distribution of Texas LLC||Longview||Tx||An employee was driving a motorized pallet jack. The jack struck a stopped maintenance cart, and the employee's left ankle was crushed.||Crushing injuries||Ankle(s)||Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway||Pallet jack-powered||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|23/08/2020||Railserve, Inc.||Longview||Tx||An employee had been helping to switching cars. The employee began to feel ill and was hospitalized with dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|18/08/2020||Ace Granite Florida||Longwood||Fl||An employee was loading marble slabs onto a delivery truck using a forklift. A slab fell off the truck and struck the employee in the back of the neck/shoulders. The employee then fell forward and struck their head on a slab that was stored adjacent to the truck. The employee was hospitalized for a laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Stone, marble, granite slabs||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|14/08/2020||Air Cybernetics Inc.||Longview||Tx||After working on an HVAC system on top of a warehouse office, an employee was descending a ladder when it started to slip. He then jumped down a couple of feet and dislocated his ankle.||Dislocation of joints||Ankle(s)||Other jump to lower level less than 6 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|31/07/2020||SSA Containers Inc||Long Beach||California||On July 31, 2020, an employee's hand was crushed in a swing load rigged to a crane, after the load tightened during a lift. The employee suffered crushed fingertips, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Cranes|
|26/07/2020||Norris Cylinder Inc||Longview||Texas||An employee was troubleshooting limit switches using an electrical meter. One of the switches tripped and activated a magnet to retract, which caught his finger between the magnet and a switch bracket. His left pinky finger was partially amputated, below the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|21/07/2020||Konecranes||Longview||Texas||An employee was stepping off a truck crane and fell from the ladder to the ground fracturing an ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Cranes-truck-mounted||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|15/07/2020||Stream-Flo USA LLC||Longview||Texas||An employee was throwing away scrap. In the scrap bin, the employee moved a mandrel hanger to an empty spot and his right little finger got caught against another mandrel resulting in amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Scrap, waste, debris||Scrap, waste, debris|
|02/07/2020||Acevedos Construction||Longmont||Colorado||An employee was lowering the metal chute of a concrete truck when it crushed the tips of his left middle and ring fingers. The fingertips were medically amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Cement truck, concrete mixer truck|
|01/07/2020||MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL OF QUEENS||Long Island City||New York||An employee was moving a patient's walker out of a hospital aisle. The employee tripped over the walker, fell, and was injured.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Canes, crutches, walkers|
|01/07/2020||Patriot Process Equipment Inc.||Longview||Texas||An employee was installing a 10-foot long pipe to a new separator. The pipe came loose and struck the employee's thumb against a support bracket. The thumb tip was medically amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by object or equipment||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|30/06/2020||Thomas Company||Longport||New Jersey||An employee was cutting a piece of wood with a circular saw when it bound up in the wood. The employee pulled the saw up and it released, cutting the fingers on his left hand and resulting in an amputation of his left ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|23/06/2020||Qa 2 Inc.||Longmont||Colorado||Two employees were assaulted by a customer in a cell phone store, suffering bruises.||Bruises, contusions||Nonclassifiable||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Other client or customer|
|10/06/2020||Precise Cables, Inc.||Longmont||Colorado||An employee was attempting to unclog a heat shrink machine when the machine's blade amputated the employee's right middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Special process machinery|
|03/06/2020||U.S. Department of the Army - Sierra Army Depot||Herlong||California||An employee was cleaning his work area when the strap holding a container rotator in a vertical position failed. The container rotator, and the container roll-in/out platform it was attached to, swung and struck the employee on the right upper torso and hip area. He suffered broken and dislocated ribs, a pelvic fracture, and fractures to lower-back vertebrae.||Fractures and dislocations||Multiple trunk locations||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Material and personnel handling machinery|
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If you have been injured in a machinery accident, don’t hesitate to contact a Long Beach California machinery accident lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and can provide expert advice on how to best protect your interests.