Lubbock, Texas is a city with a population of about 237,000 people. It is the fourth largest city in the state of Texas and is located in the southwestern corner of the state. Lubbock has had quite a few machinery accidents. This is because the area is known for its oil and gas production. The machines used in the production process are very dangerous and can cause serious injuries if they are not used correctly. Some of the most common causes of machinery accidents in Lubbock are incorrect installation, improper maintenance, and human error. To avoid these types of accidents, it is important to have a qualified contractor do the work. Also, make sure to keep your machinery well-maintained so that it operates safely and without problems.
Lubbock is home to several industries, including oil and gas production, agriculture, and manufacturing. Some of the more notable manufacturers in Lubbock include
|Pyco Industries, Inc.
Tyco Fire Products, LP
X-Fab Texas, Inc.
Industrial Molding Corporation
Sun-Star Electric, Inc.
Fram Group Operations LLC
Csjb Holdings, Inc.
|Scott Manufacturing, Inc.
Basileia Investments, Inc.
Panhandle Packing & Gasket, Inc.
Humdinger Equipment, Ltd.
Raider Manufacturing, Ltd.
Kimbell Gin Machinery Company
Alamo Dynamic, LLC
Machinery accidents can happen at any time, and they can cause serious injury or death. In Lubbock, Texas, there have been a number of machinery accidents over the years, which has led to some serious injuries and even deaths. Injuries sustained from machinery accidents can be devastating and often result in long-term consequences. If you or someone you know has been harmed as a result of a machinery accident, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Here are examples of machinery accidents that have occurred in Lubbock:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|02/11/2021||Lubbock I Enterprises||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was moving a patient to the shower room when she slipped and fell to the floor, resulting in a broken left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|28/10/2021||SIMFLO, LLC||Lubbock||Tx||At about 3:00 p.m. on October 28, 2021, an employee was on a work platform, which had been raised by a forklift 8-10 feet off the floor so he could access the control box for an overhead door that had stopped working. A door on the platform swung open and the employee fell backward to the floor, landing on the back left side of his body. He suffered six broken ribs on the left side and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Floor, n.e.c.|
|20/10/2021||O'Hair Shutters. Ltd.||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was assisting in unjamming a tilt log moulder when her left glove got caught in the machine, resulting in amputation of the left little fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Boring, drilling, planing, milling machinery||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|05/10/2021||WALMART INC.||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was watering plants in the Garden Center when he slipped on a puddle of water and fell to the ground, resulting in a fractured hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Water|
|03/08/2021||West Infrastructure Construction, LLC||Lubbock||Tx||A front end loader's bucket was rotated while an employee's hand was on it. The employee suffered a laceration to the little finger.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Bucket, front-end, end, and pay loaders|
|19/07/2021||Diamond Plastics Corporation||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was moving a section of PVC pipe to a pipe rack when their left hand was caught and crushed between the section of pipe and the rack.||Crushing injuries||Hand(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Plastic, PVC, or rubber pipes and tubing||Racks-garment and other|
|31/05/2021||Covenant Children's Hospital||Lubbock||Tx||While cleaning the operating room, an employee tripped over a cord and fell fracturing her ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Power cords, electrical cords, extension cords|
|27/05/2021||Covenant Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock, LLC||Lubbock||Tx||While leaving work and heading to a vehicle, an employee fell forward in the parking lot hitting her face and head on the concrete. The employee was hospitalized with a laceration to the left brow, a broken nose, and a spinal fracture.||Fractures||Head and trunk||Fall on same level||Parking lot|
|17/05/2021||Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was servicing a conveyor belt. After greasing the ports and gears, the employee restored energy to the machine. The employee's left hand was then caught between the bottom belt and the pressure roller. The employee suffered a fracture and a tendon injury to the left little finger and a forearm burn.||Fractures and burns||Hand(s) and arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|15/05/2021||Bubba's 33||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was using a bun slicing machine and amputated a fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Food slicers|
|30/04/2021||Anthony Mechanical Inc.||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was assisting two co-workers with unloading an air handler from a semi-truck using a forklift and a crane. The equipment fell from the crane while being unloaded from the forklift, hitting the employee and resulting in a fractured right leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances||Cranes|
|15/03/2021||X FAB TEXAS, INC.||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was walking toward a clean room exit when she tripped on the edge of a floor tile and fell to her knees, suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Floor irregularity|
|11/03/2021||AT&T Garage||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was installing wire from a utility pole to a house. He became nauseated and began climbing down, but as he was descending he got dizzy and fell, landing on the ground 14 feet below and suffering a broken heel.||Fractures||Heel(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Utility and telephone poles||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|23/02/2021||Brinker International, Inc.||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was opening a bag of guacamole using a knife. The knife slipped and amputated the tip of the employee's left index finger.||Cuts, lacerations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|16/10/2020||Sue Trucking||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was hauling cotton seed and arrived on-site for a load. When one of the bins would not drop cotton seed, the employee opened the back gate to the trailer and stood on the cotton seed to poke the seed. The cotton seed fell, engulfing the employee. The employee was hospitalized.||Asphyxiations, strangulations, suffocations||BODY SYSTEMS||Engulfment in other collapsing material||Field crops|
|28/09/2020||PYCO INDUSTRIES||Lubbock||Tx||Employees were unbinding a gondola cart door using a front-end loader. The gondola cart door sprung open and struck the employee in the upper back and neck area.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Neck and back||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered||Bucket, front-end, end, and pay loaders|
|15/09/2020||Master Halco, Inc.||Lubbock||Tx||An employee was taking down warehouse racking when a piece of the racking fell down and amputated the tip of the employee's index finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Racks-garment and other|
|29/06/2020||JII Lonestar Industries LLC||Lubbock||Texas||Employees were working from a non-stop scaffold. The scaffold's planks had moved; an employee was walking across the planks to correct them when he fell to the ground about 16-18 feet below. He suffered an upper back fracture and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Thoracic region||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Scaffolds-self-supporting staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/06/2020||Walmart Store #0945||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was performing an audit of the cash in the safe when their right thumb was caught and amputated by the safe door as it was closing.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cabinets, cases-display, storage|
|09/06/2020||Beck Steel, Inc.||Lubbock||Texas||Two employees were in a fabrication shop, working on opposite ends of a 30x150 steel beam. One of them reached out to push/stop the beam as he was trying to move out of its path, but the bottom flange caught his left foot, causing a laceration and broken bones. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Lower extremities||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Beams-unattached metal|
|02/06/2020||1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc.||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was moving a scaffold when his thumb was caught between the I-beams. He broke his thumb and required surgery.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Scaffolds-staging||Girders, beams, structural steel|
|27/04/2020||Costco Wholesale||Lubbock||Texas||An employee scraped a hand on a bent safety steel slat while stocking, receiving a laceration that required surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Struck against stationary object or equipment||Racks-garment and other|
|07/04/2020||Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc.||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was using a water hose to add water to cement in a cement mixer. The mixer pulled in the hose and the employee's hand, and the paddles amputated his index and middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Agitators, mixers-earth, mineral||Hoses|
|06/04/2020||Walmart Supercenter #6898||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was walking to a cash register when he tripped on a trash can and fell on the floor. He sustained a broken femur that required surgery.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Cans|
|02/04/2020||Chain Electric||Lubbock||Texas||Employees were using a front-end loader to load equipment onto a trailer when the equipment shifted, striking an employee's hand and trapping it between the equipment and the trailer. The employee sustained a broken right pinky finger that required surgery and received stitches on the right ring finger.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Nonclassifiable||Trailers|
|17/03/2020||POLK MECHANICAL COMPANY, LLC||Lubbock||Texas||While descending a ladder, an employee fell from the third or fourth rung to the concrete floor, suffering a broken right leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|11/03/2020||Overhead Door of Lubbock||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was repairing a garage door opener while standing on an adjustable A-frame ladder. A cable snapped and the employee fell to ground. The employee suffered a fractured wrist and leg.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Wire, cables-nonelectrical|
|20/02/2020||H Construction Systems, Inc.||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was working on drywall trim from a platform about 3 feet above the ground. The platform collapsed and the employee fell, suffering a broken right tibia and fibula.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/01/2020||X Fab||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was changing out of his smock and tripped, falling to the floor and fracturing a hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floor|
|11/01/2020||AFCO STEEL||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was picking up a steel beam with two gantry cranes. As the employee was moving the beam towards himself, he tripped over the wheel of the crane and fractured his foot, requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Cranes-gantry, overhead, monorail, container|
|20/09/2019||Covenant Health Systems||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was changing a fan belt on an HVAC unit when his left hand got caught up in the belt. The tip of his index finger was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances|
|20/09/2019||SOUTHERN COTTON OIL CO., DIV OF ADM||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was repairing the drive unit on a lint beater. The machine was reactivated and its belt caught the employee's right ring finger, causing the amputation of the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Picking, carding, combing machinery|
|27/08/2019||Anthony Mechanical Inc.||Lubbock||Texas||While working inside an air handling unit, an employee's right hand was caught in the fan belt resulting in a middle fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances|
|31/07/2019||Custom Pipe & Fabrication Inc.||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was using an overhead crane to pick up a discharge head. His right hand was caught between the lifting apparatus and the discharge head; his right thumb was crushed and bone was broken.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Cranes|
|27/07/2019||Goodwill Industries of NW Texas||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was assisting another driver in loading a couch onto the company truck. As the employee was stepping into the truck he slipped off the tail gate, fell backwards, and hit his head on the ground. He was hospitalized with contusions to the head, right shoulder and right ribs.||Bruises, contusions||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|21/07/2019||Hydrite Chemical Company||Lubbock||Texas||An employee felt symptoms of a heart attack and was admitted to hospital with heat stress.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|26/06/2019||Lubbock Electric Co., Inc||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was performing maintenance on a MCC bucket. The fuses went phase-to-phase and shocked the employee. The employee suffered first and second degree burns to the right forearm.||Second degree electrical burns||Forearm(s)||Direct exposure to electricity||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|20/06/2019||Quest & Sons, Inc. Mfg. Co.||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was on a ladder installing a canvas cover for a customer when he fell off the ladder and hit the ground, breaking his ankle and wrist.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/06/2019||Distribution International||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was walking from the back of a warehouse to an office when a bundle of rolled insulation fell and struck her, knocked her down, and rolled on top of her. She suffered a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Struck by falling object or equipment||Bundles, bales|
|04/06/2019||DWS Building Supply||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was struck by a forklift and suffered fractures.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|01/06/2019||Gene Messer Ford||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was caught in between a vehicle and tool boxes when a van came off the lift.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable||Passenger van|
|29/05/2019||Llano Logistics||Lubbock||Texas||An employee's left foot was caught in the load wheel on a forklift causing a crushing injury and a laceration to the big toe.||Crushing injuries||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|21/05/2019||United Supermarkets LLC||Lubbock||Texas||An employee received a fingertip amputation while pushing meat through a blade after it was shut down.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|21/05/2019||Custom Pipe & Fabrication Inc||Lubbock||Texas||An employee tried to catch a discharge head. It slipped while he tried to catch it and pinched his finger between the strap and the discharge head causing a laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Parts and materials|
|21/05/2019||Hubcity Plumbing||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was working on a ladder when a forklift struck the ladder causing the employee to fall and fracture the left wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Pedestrian vehicular incident, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Ladders|
|25/04/2019||Fed Ex||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was climbing a ladder and fell to the floor.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|01/04/2019||Discount Tire||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was guiding a customer's vehicle as it reversed. His right arm was caught between the vehicle and another, stationary vehicle. The forearm was broken.||Amputations||Forearm(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|06/03/2019||Plains Yazoo Cotton Oil||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was working on a delinting machine when a newly added belt caused the machine to begin wobbling. The employee turned off the machine and tried to remove the belt, which caught and broke the employee's right ring finger.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Picking, carding, combing machinery|
|13/02/2019||Walmart 3075||Lubbock||Texas||Employee was walking to her car when another car struck her, breaking her leg. She was hospitalized.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Automobile|
|18/01/2019||UniFirst Holdings, Inc.||Lubbock||Texas||An employee was investigating a problem with a pants press when it trapped his hand, damaging tendons. He was hospitalized.||Traumatic injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, etc.||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Fabric pressers and ironing appliances|
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