Mesquite is a town in Dallas County, Texas, United States. The population was recorded at 98,815 as of the 2010 census. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area. Mesquite is known as the “Hub City” of the North Texas region because it is the location of many business and industrial establishments.
Mesquite is also known for its natural resources and agriculture. However, it is also home to many heavy machinery and construction companies. This has led to an increased number of machinery accidents in Mesquite. Many of these accidents are caused by human error, but some can also be attributed to defective equipment. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a Mesquite Texas machinery accident, you should contact a lawyer today.
Mesquite is located in southern Dallas County, and has a population of around 140,000. It is the largest city in the county and the fifth most populous city in the state of Texas. Mesquite is known for its oil production, and it is also a hub for manufacturing companies.
Some of the largest manufacturing companies in Mesquite include
|H & K International Inc.
Fritz Industries, Inc.
Display Source Design & Factory, Ltd.
Accura Systems, Inc.
Dallas Plastics LLC
Associated Truss Company
Gracon Construction, Inc.
|Paragon Industries, L.P.
Dhaliwal Pharmaceuticals Laboratories, LLC
Revolution Commercial Solutions (tx), LLC
Trumed Technologies Inc.
Pepsi Bottling Group
Cox Industries, Inc.
The Pickle Juice Company
Machinery accidents occur all the time, even in Mesquite Texas. If you have been injured in a machinery accident, contact a machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options following the accident. Lawyers can also help negotiate a settlement with the other party or company involved in the accident.
Here are recent accidents in the Mesquite Texas area:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|04/11/2021||Ashley Furniture||Mesquite||Tx||An employee was wrapping product as it moved down a conveyor. Her left hand contacted the conveyor; a sensor detected it and caused the conveyor to move. Her hand was caught between the conveyor and the roller, causing multiple fractures to the hand and wrist.||Fractures||Hand(s) and wrist(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Conveyors-powered|
|04/08/2021||Rainstamp Manufacturing||Mesquite||Tx||An employee was cleaning a slitter machine when their hand got caught in the machine, resulting in lacerations and amputations to their right hand.||Amputations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Bending, rolling, shaping machinery|
|14/06/2021||JCPenney||Mesquite||Tx||An employee tripped over a security cord and fell to the ground, resulting in a fractured hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Power cords, electrical cords, extension cords|
|14/06/2021||UPS||Mesquite||Tx||An employee was moving packages from a conveyor to a cart. The employee suffered a hernia and was hospitalized.||Hernias due to traumatic incidents||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Multiple types of overexertion involving outside sources||Packages, parcels|
|21/01/2021||MORRISON PRODUCTS, INC.||Mesquite||Tx||An employee was resurfacing a tool on a milling machine. The machine bit caught his right-hand glove and pulled in his ring finger. The finger was amputated at the second knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Milling machines||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|24/08/2020||Senox Corporation||Mesquite||Tx||While working on a metal slitter machine an employee sustained an amputation to the right index finger and a laceration to the right middle finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Boring, drilling, planing, milling machinery|
|18/07/2020||UNITED PARCEL SERVICE||Mesquite||Texas||An employee climbed on a conveyor to unjam a box. While dismounting the conveyor, he was flipped and then fell on his arm. He sustained broken bones in his right forearm.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Other fall to lower level||Conveyors-powered||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|01/05/2020||Benjamin Moore & Company||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was washing out a paint filling machine. The filler head's automated valve closed on his left middle fingertip. About an inch of the finger was amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Bottling, canning, filling machinery|
|20/04/2020||2M Foundation Drilling, Inc.||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was standing at the edge of an approximately 48-inch diameter hole that was approximately 18 feet deep. The employee was using a winch cable off the back of a drilling rig with a hook on it, attempting to retrieve a shovel that had fallen into the hole, when he lost his footing and fell approximately 18 feet to the bottom of the hole. He broke his right leg in two places with possible additional injuries to the left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Confined spaces||Confined spaces|
|25/07/2019||Four Season Building Products||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was operating a punch press when his left middle and index fingers became caught in the press and were crushed.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Punch presses|
|20/08/2018||Fritz Industries, Inc.||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was de-clumping some material and feeding it through a chute when the chute's auger amputated part of his right index finger. The auger was unguarded at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Meat grinders|
|14/08/2018||Kapstone Container Corporation||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was picking paper up off the floor when a reversing clamp truck carrying a roll of paper struck the employee. The employee suffered a leg fracture.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|18/05/2018||Amazon Fulfillment Center||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was operating a stand-up forklift when his foot slipped. When he tried to correct himself, his hand came off the steering control and the forklift struck a guardrail. He suffered a foot fracture.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Guardrails, road dividers|
|02/04/2018||M-Co Construction, Inc.||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was attempting to remove a pipe from a waterline when the pipe moved and caught his foot, fracturing it.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|28/03/2018||EmployBridge||Mesquite||Texas||An employee needed to replace the wheels on a sliding gate so he jacked up the gate with a hydraulic jack and was removing the wheel. The gate slipped off of the jack and lacerated his right ring finger, requiring hospitalization.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Gates||Jacks|
|01/03/2018||Pep Boys-Manny, Moe, & Jack of Deleware, Inc. a Delaware Corporation||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was moving a pallet jack when the employee's ankle was pinned and fractured between a rack system and the pallet jack.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|23/02/2018||ECS Refining Inc.||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was removing large magnets from a piece of equipment and placing them in a box. When the employee placed a magnet over another magnet, the magnets were attracted to each other and suddenly came together amputating the right index fingertip and cutting the middle finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Hooks, shackles, magnets, clamshells|
|12/02/2018||Avis Budget Car Rental||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was walking out of the facility, stepped off the curb, and onto a patch of ice. The employee slipped and fell fracturing a hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|03/01/2018||National Tire & Battery||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was working inside when an outside driver lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the building. The vehicle hit a wall and caused a toolbox to propel into the air and strike the employee, who suffered fractured legs.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Pedestrian vehicular incident, n.e.c.||Automobile||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|05/09/2017||UNITED PARCEL SERVICE||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was using an extendable conveyor and amputated his left index fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Conveyors-powered|
|10/08/2017||Camp Roofing, Ltd.||Mesquite||Texas||An employee working on a carport fell through a damaged section of decking and was hospitalized with a broken kneecap and shoulder.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening||Roofs|
|10/04/2017||J.B. Hunt Transport Inc||Mesquite||Texas||On April 10, 2017, approximately 2:00 p.m. an employee was cleaning the belt of a live bottom asphalt trailer when her cleaning device and glove were caught in the belt pulling her in and injuring her right hand and forearm requiring surgery and hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s) and arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|27/03/2017||Mesquite Tree Nursing Center||Mesquite||Texas||After dumping trash in a dumpster, an employee lost her balance and fell, fracturing her hip and requiring overnight hospitalization.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|20/09/2016||Fritztile||Mesquite||Texas||A lead person was adjusting the edge grinder. An employee walked to the back of the machine and placed his hand on the end of an adjustment rod sticking out of a pneumatic cylinder. The lead did not realize the employee's hand was on the rod, so he actuated the machine to test his adjustments. The employee's left index finger was then pinched and amputated between the cylinder housing and the rod end stop.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Grinders, abraders|
|29/08/2016||UNITED PARCEL SERVICE||Mesquite||Texas||The employee had climbed a fixed ladder to a platform in order to clear a jam on a conveyor. While climbing down from the platform, the employee lost their grip and fell off the ladder to the concrete floor.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Ladders-fixed|
|02/08/2016||Advanced Foundation Repair, L.P.||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was carrying a concrete cap when the cap slipped and struck the employee's left forearm, resulting in an open fracture.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Caps, lids, covers|
|13/08/2015||UPS||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was hospitalized with a heat-related illness.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|01/05/2015||Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC||Mesquite||Texas||An employee got his foot caught in a pallet on the truck that he was moving and fell to the ground breaking his right arm and wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s) and arm(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Highway vehicle, motorized||Skids, pallets|
|20/02/2015||Instaff||Mesquite||Texas||An employee handling/picking materials from a shelf was hospitalized after falling 6 feet from a step ladder.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Step ladders|
|30/01/2015||UPS||Mesquite||Texas||An employee was hospitalized after he got his hand caught between the conveyor belt and the T-Plate.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Conveyors-belt|
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