Memphis Tennessee is known for its high number of accidents. Many of these accidents involve heavy machinery, like construction equipment and bulldozers. One reason for this increase in accidents is that many people are not aware of the dangers posed by machinery. They don’t understand how to properly use the machines and end up getting injured. Another reason is that people are not following safety guidelines when operating machinery. They don’t wear safety gear or use proper restraint techniques. This can lead to serious injury or death.
If you are injured in an accident caused by a machine, you need to get help as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer or operator of the machine. You may also be able to sue the person who was driving the machine at the time of the accident. If you have any questions about your legal rights, talk to a lawyer.
Memphis Tennessee is home to some of the largest and most well-known manufacturing companies in the United States. Some of the larger companies located in Memphis include
|International Paper Company
ABB Installation Products Inc.
Evergreen Packaging LLC
Accredo Health, Incorporated
Sylvamo North America, LLC
Trugreen Limited Partnership
|Monogram Food Solutions, LLC
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Bulab Holdings, Inc.
Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc.
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
American Snuff Company, LLC
These companies are responsible for producing a wide variety of products and services, including automobiles, telecommunications, and engineering.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to machinery accidents in Memphis Tennessee. For example, workers may not have the proper training or experience when using the equipment, or they may be working with outdated or improperly maintained equipment. In addition, some machines may be unsafe due to defective design or construction.
The consequences of a machinery accident can be devastating for both individuals and businesses. For individuals, injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries that can lead to permanent disability. Injuries also often mean lost wages and decreased productivity at work. Businesses can also suffer from significant damages caused by equipment failure, loss of revenue due to missed sales opportunities, and damage to property.
If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Memphis, TN, contact a machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible. A skilled lawyer can help you determine the best course of action to take based on the facts of your case.
The following are a list of accidents that have occurred in Memphis from 2015-2021
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|26/10/2021||Cincinnati Incorporated||West Memphis||Ar||An employee was replacing springs in a counter balance unit on a shear machine when something shifted in the machine and his left hand was caught in the machine, resulting in amputation of the left ring fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Shearing machines|
|02/09/2021||FAMILY DOLLAR DISTRIBUTION CENTER||West Memphis||Ar||An employee was mounting a tugger and engaged the throttle. The tugger spun backward in a circle and pinned her left leg against a short beam and desk which resulted in fractures to the leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c||Desks|
|18/08/2021||U.S. Postal Service||Memphis||Tn||An employee had just delivered mail to a house and was going down the steps when two dogs came out of the house and attacked her. One of the dogs jumped at her and bit her right arm while she lay on the ground. She suffered severe puncture and bite wounds to the forearm and biceps area.||Multiple types of open wounds||Multiple arm locations||Other animal bites, nonvenomous||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|15/07/2021||Qualiwash Holdings||West Memphis||Ar||An employee was preparing to clean a chemical tanker when a pressure release occurred, spraying the employee with acrylic acid and resulting in chemical burns to their legs and abdomen.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Multiple body parts||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Acids|
|03/03/2021||F&M MAFCO, INC.||West Memphis||Ar||An employee was removing a track bolt on a crane using a pry bar and a wrench. As he loosened the wrench, the pry bar slipped, causing the chain to fall and pinch the employee's left thumb between the chain and the bolt. The employee sustained an amputation to the left thumb tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Crowbars|
|08/06/2020||Family Dollar Stores, Inc.||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee drove a forklift into the aerosol room with a pallet of product on the forks. She drove down the back driveway to the aisle of racking she needed to turn into. The forklift drove through salt brine that was on the floor and slid into a concrete bollard at the end of that aisle. The employee's left foot got caught between the bollard and the forklift. The employee was hospitalized with four broken toes and a laceration to the left foot.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(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|
|14/01/2020||Dollar Tree, Inc.||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was struck by a falling pallet of cat food that a forklift operator pushed off an overhead rack. The employee suffered a fractured C7 vertebra in the spine.||Fractures||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Skids, pallets||Racks-garment and other|
|14/08/2019||West Memphis Steel & Pipe, LLC||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was forming pieces of material at a press brake. Two fingers on his right hand were crushed between the material and the punch of the brake.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Brake presses|
|26/04/2019||PRAIRIELAND FS INC.||Memphis||Missouri||An employee had been filling anhydrous tanks when a valve released anhydrous ammonia liquid and vapor. The employee's googles were blown away from their face and the employee sustained burns and blisters to the face, eyes, and mouth.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Multiple face locations||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Ammonia, anhydrous ammonia|
|20/03/2019||A T & T||Memphis||Tennessee||An employee slipped and fell from a ladder to the walking surface, suffering a broken pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|29/01/2019||U S Postal Service||Memphis||Tennessee||An employee was descending stairs while carrying a flat mail tray when the employee missed the last two steps. The employee fell and fractured an ankle. The handrail was not used at the time of the incident.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Stairs, steps||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|28/01/2019||U.S. Postal Service||Memphis||Tennessee||An employee was riding a maintenance tricycle in the facility when he fell from the tricycle, striking the back of his head on the concrete floor.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Transportation incident||Vehicle|
|29/05/2018||Langston Companies, Inc||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was troubleshooting a sewing machine's feeder belt that was not moving when his right ring and middle fingers went between the belt and the pulley and the machine started, amputating his right ring fingertip. The machine was not locked/tagged out at the time.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Sewing, stitching machinery|
|09/01/2018||CS3 Inc.||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was standing on a 6-foot ladder making repairs to an approximately 25' tall x 10' wide x 15' deep air rotation unit when an explosion occurred and knocked him from the ladder. Flames erupted from the unit, causing third degree burns to his face. He was hospitalized.||Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns||Face||Explosion, n.e.c.||Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances|
|05/10/2017||Miya Masonry||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was coming down a crank-up scaffold when he fell approximately 25 feet to the sandy ground below. He broke his upper back shoulder bone and some ribs.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet||Scaffolds-self-supporting staging|
|12/09/2017||Ellis Processing & Material Handling LLC||Memphis||Tennessee||Employees were unloading a barge into a charge truck on the scrap dock. The crane operator was stepping out of the cab to relay a message to a dockhand. When he returned to the cab of the crane his shirt caught on one of the joysticks and pulled the grapple toward the machine. The grapple struck the charge truck driver resulting in a head laceration and contusion resulting in hospitalization.||Cuts and abrasions or bruises||Head||Struck by object or equipment||Cranes||Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts|
|09/01/2017||Americold Logistics||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was working on a dock when she stepped out from between two pallets and was struck by a clamp truck. She was knocked to the ground and suffered a compound fracture to her left wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|25/08/2016||U.S. Postal Service||Memphis||Tennessee||An employee was on the street delivering mail when she reported numbness in her hands due to heat-related illness.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|02/08/2016||Stateside Steel & Wire, LLC||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was pinning fence material together when he began experiencing cramps. He was hospitalized with a heat injury.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|18/07/2016||U.S. Postal Service||Memphis||Tennessee||An employee left work not feeling well and was later admitted into the hospital for a heat related illness.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|02/05/2016||ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was picking up materials from the work floor with a forklift and lost control. The forklift went beneath a gravity conveyor machine catching his lower left leg between the forklift and the gravity conveyor machine causing bruises. The employee was hospitalized.||Bruises, contusions||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Conveyors-gravity and nonpowered|
|01/02/2016||Stateside Steel & Wire, LLC||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was adjusting the weaving machine, which was de-energized, when his right pinky finger was caught in the sector gear. His fingertip was amputated (no bone loss).||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|07/10/2015||AMERICOLD LOGISTICS||West Memphis||Arkansas||An employee was picking frozen product from a freezer and placing it on a pallet. The employee was stuck by a coworker operating a lift truck, and his leg got pinned between the lift truck and the pallet. He suffered a lower left leg fracture, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|24/09/2015||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE||Memphis||Tennessee||An employee's right calf was bitten by a dog while delivering mail to a residence.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Lower leg(s)||Other animal bites, nonvenomous||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|09/08/2015||U.S. Postal Service||Memphis||Tennessee||The employee was supervising the outbound dock. A PIT operator passed by her towing two over the road (OTR) containers. As the PIT passed, the door of one of the OTRs came open and hit another OTR that was staged near where the employee was standing. That OTR struck the employee causing her to fall to the floor and fracture her hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Containers-nonpressurized, n.e.c.|
|29/07/2015||U.S. Postal Service||Memphis||Tennessee||An employee was delivering a package to the door of a residence. When he walked up the steps of the residence, he felt something pop in his hip. He sustained a hairline fracture on the neck of his hip and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Climbing or stepping up or down-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker||Stairs, steps-outdoors|
|25/06/2015||CORPS OF ENGINEERS||Memphis||Tennessee||On or about June 25, 2015, an employee working at the Army Corp of Engineers Ensley Engineering Yard located at 2915 Riverport Rd in Memphis, Tennessee, was injured and hospitalized. The employee was operating a forklift to move an air conditioning unit up a ramp when it began to fall backwards. The employee was injured when he was caught between the forklift and the wall of the dry dock, resulting in a severe laceration to his left wrist.||Cuts, lacerations||Wrist(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Structures, n.e.c.|
|26/05/2015||Labor Force||West Memphis||Arkansas||Employee was roll forming steel when his left hand and arm were caught in the rollers. Employee underwent emergency surgery and was hospitalized overnight.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s) and arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Bending, rolling, shaping machinery|
|07/03/2015||Brimhall Food Company Inc||West Memphis||Arkansas||The employee slipped on ice and fell while working in the loading and receiving area of the store.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
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