In Los Angeles, California, machinery accidents are a common occurrence. The reason for this is that the city has a lot of industrial and commercial areas. This means that there are a lot of machines and equipment that are used in these areas. Because of this, it is important for people who work in these areas to know how to safely operate these machines. One way that people can protect themselves from machine accidents is by using safety equipment. This includes things like hard hats, glasses, and gloves. It also means knowing how to operate the machines safely. If someone is injured in a machinery accident, they should seek legal advice of a lawyer as soon as possible.
Los Angeles is home to many different types of manufacturing companies. These businesses provide a variety of products and services to the community. Some of the most popular products that are manufactured in Los Angeles include: clothing, electronics, automotive parts, and aerospace components. Many of these companies have been in business for many years and have a solid reputation for providing quality products and services.
|Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc.
Guess , Inc.
Transom Capital Group, LLC
Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc.
Stone Canyon Industries LLC
J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds LLC
|Rehrig Pacific Holdings, Inc.
Rehrig Pacific Company
Stone Canyon Industries Holdings LLC
App Winddown, LLC
C. R. Laurence Co., Inc.
CJ America, Inc.
Cvr Nitrogen, LP
There have been a number of machinery accidents in Los Angeles California over the years. Some of these have been due to operator error, while others have been due to faulty equipment. If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Los Angeles, contact a Los Angeles California machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and potential compensation.
Here are some of the most notable machinery accidents that have occurred in Los Angeles:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|08/03/2021||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE - LOS ANGELES||Los Angeles||Ca||An employee fell while walking through a parking lot, suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level||Parking lot|
|01/10/2020||Nordex USA Inc||Los Fresnos||Tx||An employee was checking a safety valve in a wind turbine hub. The valve separated from the mechanism and struck the employee's hand, causing a 2 1/2-inch laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Valves, nozzles|
|07/08/2020||U.S. Postal Service||Los Angeles||Ca||An employee delivering mail on a route was attacked by a dog from the property.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Animal and insect related incidents||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|23/08/2019||U.S. Postal Service||Los Angeles||California||An employee was unloading a truck at the loading dock when the employee fell backwards off the dock to a lower level, striking his head on concrete. He sustained a head laceration requiring stitches, and blood on the brain. He was hospitalized.||Cerebral and other intracranial hemorrhages||Brain||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Parking lot-paved|
|13/07/2019||Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa||Lost Pines||Texas||An employee was at the ironing machine making adjustments to the machine's performance. She used a hammer to press down on a belt inside the machine. While pressing down on the belt, it moved and caused the employee's hand to strike a sharp edge on part of the ironing machine. The employee's left index fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Fabric pressers and ironing appliances|
|04/06/2019||Hydro Recovery LP||Blossburg||Pennsylvania||On June 4, 2019, at approximately 11:45 AM, an employee was judging the weight of a piece of metal (solid slag metal for centrifuge) by lifting it. The metal piece slipped and fell catching the employee's left index finger between the metal and the ground or pallet jack and caused a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Molten or hot metals, slag|
|18/04/2019||Dragon Products, LTD||Los Fresnos||Texas||On April 18, 2019, an employee was removing a dent in a tank using a hydraulic jack and pipe assembly with a saddle. The pipe at one end came loose and fell on the employee's left hand, causing a crushing injury. The employee was hospitalized and required surgery.||Crushing injuries||Hand(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Pipes, ducts, tubing||Jacks|
|15/04/2019||Hogar Construction||Los Fresnos||Texas||An employee was using a circular handsaw to cut a wooden board at ground level. The blade ricocheted and cut the toes on the employee's right foot, causing an amputation. The safety guard was not in place at the time.||Amputations||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|04/03/2019||United States Postal Service||Los Angeles||California||An employee slipped on a step while exiting a building. The employee fell to the ground, landing on their knees and suffering a broken knee cap. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Stairs, steps-outdoors||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|22/02/2019||Schlumberger Technology Corporation||Blossburg||Pennsylvania||An employee was performing rigging operations at a well pad. He was walking on a containment pad walkway that was slippery from a recent rain/snow event. He slipped and fell. He attempted to catch himself during the fall and fractured his left wrist. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Oil drilling rigs and machinery||Multiple weather and atmospheric conditions|
|21/08/2018||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE||Los Angeles||California||On August 21, 2018, an employee was operating a riding pallet jack when his foot slipped off the equipment. His right ankle was then crushed between a column and the pallet jack.||Crushing injuries||Ankle(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|07/08/2018||Federal Bureau of Investigations||Los Angeles||California||An agent was wounded after an exchange of gunfire during an attempted arrest.||Gunshot wounds||Nonclassifiable||Shooting by other person-intentional||Suspect not yet apprehended||Pistol, handgun, revolver|
|31/07/2018||Seville Farms Inc||Los Fresnos||Texas||An employee was being lifted by a forklift to place plastic sheets on a greenhouse. The forklift slipped, and the employee was caught between it and a piece of the greenhouse.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|31/01/2018||U.S. Postal Service||Closter||New Jersey||An employee was delivering mail when he slipped on snow and ice and fell to the ground, cutting the left side of his head.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|11/01/2018||Federal Bureau of Investigations||Los Angeles||California||An employee became dehydrated and suffered a muscle injury after conducting physical training and was hospitalized.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|22/08/2017||Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America||Los Indios||Texas||An employee was walking to a table when her step locked and she fell to the floor, breaking her left arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|05/07/2017||U.S. Postal Service - Los Angeles||Los Angeles||California||An employee was bitten by a dog while delivering mail, suffering puncture wounds and lacerations to the head, neck, hand, and arm.||Multiple types of open wounds||Multiple body parts||Other animal bites, nonvenomous||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|16/03/2017||U.S. Postal Service - Los Angeles||Los Angeles||California||A worker was on a break below the dock and was struck by a trailer backing up. The employee sustained a crushed pelvis.||Crushing injuries||Pelvis||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|09/03/2017||U.S. Postal Service - Los Angeles||Los Angeles||California||An employee was attacked by a dog on his delivery route resulting in a wrist/hand injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s) and wrist(s)||Animal and insect related incidents||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|10/01/2017||U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System||Los Angeles||California||An employee was stabbed in the abdomen by another employee with a sharp object.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing||Co-worker or work associate of injured or ill worker|
|12/10/2016||Jones Lumber Gloster, LLC||Gloster||Mississippi||An employee was cleaning up under the chipper. The machine was live and the belt caught his glove, pulling his arm into the belt and fracturing it.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Chippers||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|15/06/2016||Jones Lumber Gloster, LLC||Gloster||Mississippi||An employee was stepping up to access his work station at the trim saw when his left foot slipped/skidded and he fell into the running trim saw blade. His lower left arm was amputated and required reattachment surgery.||Amputations||Forearm(s)||Fall onto or against object on same level, n.e.c.||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|22/02/2016||US Post Office||Los Angeles||California||An employee was standing at the rear of their vehicle, sorting mail to be delivered. An approaching truck struck a nearby car, causing the car to veer and strike the employee's vehicle and right leg. The force of the impact caused the vehicle to be pushed up on the sidewalk. When it rolled back towards the street, it ended up on top of the employee. The employee was hospitalized with a right leg injury and possible left leg injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle on side of road||Automobile||Pickup truck|
|26/12/2015||U.S. Postal Service - Hollywood||Los Angeles||California||On December 26, 2015, an employee was in the box section of the Post Office, tripped over some boxes on the floor, and fell fracturing a hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|23/12/2015||U.S. Postal Service - Los Angeles||Los Angeles||California||A USPS employee was struck by a car while crossing a street on foot. The employee suffered a fractured wrist and knee.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway||Automobile|
|20/12/2015||Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Inc.||Palos Park||Illinois||An employee was installing u-verse equipment in a customer's home. When he stood up he felt a pop in his back. He was hospitalized for a pinched nerve.||Pinched nerve||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Standing, standing up-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|10/08/2015||Ward Manufacturing LLC||Blossburg||Pennsylvania||An employee was severely burned (first and second degree burns) on his thigh and genital area by a lancing rod while attempting to remove slag on the cupola system. The lancing rod dropped and ignited a flame burning the employee.||First degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Molten or hot metals, slag||Cutting handtools-powered, n.e.c.|
|07/08/2015||U.S. DEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - VA HOSP W LOS ANGELES||Los Angeles||California||While exiting an elevator, an employee tripped on weather stripping and fell to the ground resulting in injury to the head and spine requiring inpatient hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Head and trunk||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Floor||Sealants, waterproofers, n.e.c.|
|27/02/2015||Amige Mite||Gloster||Mississippi||An employee performing maintenance on a palletizer slipped and fell backwards hitting his head on the concrete floor.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|08/02/2015||VA MEDICAL CENTER - LOS ANGELES||Los Angeles||California||Employee was pushing a tall, tin cart filled with dishes off the truck lift gate to the dock. An employee was on the loading dock helping maneuver the carts. As the cart was pushed from the lift gate to the dock, it tipped forward and fell on the employee crushing his shins/feet. He is currently in the hospital.||Crushing injuries||Foot(feet) and leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
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