Miami Gardens Florida is a city located in Broward County, Florida. The city has a population of about 207,000 people. It is home to the University of Miami. Miami Gardens is known for its tropical climate and spas. In recent years, the city has been involved in several machinery accidents. In fact, one in four work-related injuries is due to a machinery accident. This is because many people are not properly trained to operate machinery. If you are injured in a machinery accident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
In Miami Gardens, Florida there have been a total of 12 reported accidents in the last five years. This is a pretty high number when you compare it to other cities of the same size in the United States. It’s not clear why there is such a high rate of accidents in Miami Gardens, but it’s something that needs to be looked into. Hopefully, by learning more about these accidents, we can prevent them from happening in the future.
There are a number of manufacturing companies located in Miami Gardens Florida. Some of these companies include
|ICO Companies Inc.
In Gear Fashions, Inc.
Spirit LLC ,
Cube Care Co.
E US Investment, LLC
|Miami Tees, Inc.
Hurricane Graphics, Inc.
Quantum Creations LLC
These companies all produce a variety of machinery and equipment that is used in the production process of various products.
In Miami Gardens Florida, there have been a number of machinery accidents that have occurred. Some of these accidents have resulted in serious injuries or even fatalities. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a machinery accident in Miami Gardens Florida, it is important that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|16/11/2021||G & E Florida Contractors, LLC.||Miami||Fl||An employee was taking panels off a column with a come-along tool. The tool snapped out and hit the employee on the leg, causing an open wound.||Open wounds||Leg(s)||Struck by object or equipment||Drums, pulleys, sheaves|
|11/11/2021||Earl W. Colvard, Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee was standing and talking to a co-worker when a stack of mounted industrial tires fell over and struck the employee, resulting in a fractured pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Struck, caught, or crushed in other collapsing structure or equipment||Containers-variable restraint|
|10/11/2021||Raircon Corp.||Miami||Fl||Employees were demolishing a garage door. The torsion spring broke and struck and employee in the face, chest, and arms, causing lacerations.||Cuts, lacerations||Multiple body parts||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Machine and appliance parts||Garage doors|
|02/11/2021||WEST KENDALL BAPTIST HOSPITAL, INC.||Miami||Fl||An employee was transporting gift shop materials on a metal cart. The cart veered off a walkway, then fell on the employee's foot and broke it.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|29/10/2021||Southeastern Grocers Inc dba BiLo||Miami Gardens||Fl||An employee was picking up a plastic trash bag. A sharp object protruded through the bottom of the bag and cut the employee's finger and palm.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s) and finger(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Bags, sacks|
|11/10/2021||Rivera Services Group, Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee was trying to descend from the first story of a building under construction. He fell to the ground about 12 feet below and suffered a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall to lower level||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|01/10/2021||CPC LOGISTICS INC.||Miami||Fl||An employee was unloading freight when his right thumb was caught in a trailer's lift gate. The thumb was broken.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Trailers|
|01/10/2021||Covanta Dade Renewable Energy, LLC||Miami||Fl||A crane operator was resetting a limit switch on an overhead crane. A cable and/or drum caught the operator's left leg, causing the operator to fall about 10 feet from the crane bridge. The employee's leg got entangled in the crane cables resulting in amputation of their left leg at the thigh. The employee was hospitalized.||Amputations||Leg(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Cranes|
|22/09/2021||Gateway Concrete Forming Services, Inc.||Miamitown||Oh||An employee was driving a forklift. The forklift skidded on wet concrete while turning and stuck a skid of material. The employee's left arm was caught and fractured between the forklift and the skid.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Skids, pallets|
|16/09/2021||Nextran Corporation||Miami||Fl||A mechanic was assisting another employee to tow a forklift that needed repair. He grabbed a chain and was about to insert it on the forks when his left middle finger got caught between the chain and a fork. The finger was medically amputated at the first bone.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Chains, n.e.c.|
|09/09/2021||D & D Welding & Fabrication, LLC||Miami||Fl||The injured employee was unloading a truck and staging materials while flagging/directing a forklift. As the operator shifted the load, the forks of the forklift bumped a steel beam that was staged on top of wood dunnage. The beam shifted and fell onto the injured employee's left foot. The employee sustained 15 fractures to his foot that required hospitalization and surgery.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Beams-unattached metal||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|03/09/2021||Holiday Inn Port of Miami||Miami||Fl||At about 10:00 p.m. on September 3, 2021, an employee was climbing down an approximately 6-foot A-frame ladder after painting air conditioning vents on a ceiling. One of his feet got caught and the other left the ladder at the third or fourth rung, resulting in a compound fracture to the left ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Nonclassifiable|
|31/08/2021||A. M. Best Roofing Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee fell from a roof to the cement driveway below, suffering a broken wrist and cuts to the chin and elbow.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level||Roofs||Street, road, driveway-paved|
|26/08/2021||Baptist Health System Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee slipped while picking up a food tray and fell to the floor. The employee suffered an injury to the right knee.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|25/08/2021||Curaleaf Florida LLC||Miami||Fl||An employee's right hand and fingers were caught between a tablet press and a lid. The employee suffered a laceration and an open fracture to the little finger.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Special process machinery|
|25/08/2021||UPS, Co.||Miami||Fl||An employee was loading and offloading and was struck by a forklift operated by a vendor resulting in amputation of the employee's leg and hospitalization.||Amputations||Leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|24/08/2021||DHL Express Hub||Miami||Fl||An employee was loading a cargo plane. The employee's right index finger was caught between a railing and a pallet, and the fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Skids, pallets|
|12/08/2021||Sprinklermatic Fire Protection Systems, Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee was removing a grooved cap when the cap came off under pressure and struck the employee in the face, resulting in a contusion.||Bruises, contusions||Face||Struck by discharged object or substance||Caps, lids, covers||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|09/08/2021||Covanta Dade Renewable Energy, LLC||Miami||Fl||An employee was hitting a socket with a hammer to loosen it while a second employee monitored. The second employee grabbed the socket to keep it from falling to the ground and was struck by the hammer, suffering an amputation at the end of the left index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by other person||Hammers, except sledge-nonpowered|
|03/08/2021||Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation||Miami||Ok||An employee was doing preventive maintenance on a mold on a work table. One of the pin actuators on the mold was not functioning properly. The employee was using a handheld air hose with a rubber nozzle tip attachment to actuate the pin in and out. The pin would actuate in but not out; while the employee was trying to manually slide the pin, the air hose attachment activated. The pin caught the employee's left middle finger, partially amputating it.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Dies, molds, patterns||Pressurized air-blast|
|29/07/2021||Estes Express Lines Corp.||Miami||Fl||An employee was loading pallets of merchandise inside a parked trailer using a forklift. An operator attached his mule to the parked trailer and drove about 10 to 15 feet from the bay deck at the same time as the forklift operator was placing a pallet of merchandise inside the trailer. The employee and the forklift fell to the ground and the employee was hospitalized for a back strain.||Strains||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Nonroadway noncollision incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|26/07/2021||Gold Coast Beverage Distributors LLC||Miami||Fl||An employee was reaching out to place merchandise on shelves. His middle and ring fingers got caught on a shelf and both fingertips were amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Contact with objects and equipment, n.e.c.||Shelves, shelving|
|26/07/2021||CA LINDMAN OF SOUTH FLORIDA, LLC||Miami Beach||Fl||An employee was working on a two-tier frame scaffold when they fell to the ground, resulting in a laceration to the middle and back of the head.||Cuts, lacerations||Scalp||Other fall to lower level||Scaffolds-self-supporting staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|08/07/2021||Titon Builders Inc.||Miami||Fl||The injured employee had spilled some gas on his pant leg while handing a chop saw to a co-worker. The co-worker began to cut a piece of steel and a spark from the chop saw ignited the employee's pant leg. The employee was hospitalized for burns to the leg.||Heat (thermal) burns||Leg(s)||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|06/07/2021||Oracle Elevator Holdco, Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee was using an extension wand and sprayer to apply oil to the chains on a moving walkway. While sitting on the threshold of the moving walk's pit, the employee's left foot contacted a pallet (step) and became lodged between a pallet and the turnaround crossbar. The employee suffered fractured bones in his foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Moving walkways|
|01/07/2021||JC & A Electrical Contractors, Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee was working on a crane's power. He went to turn on the disconnect and it backfired. He sustained an electric shock and burns to his abdominal area and left elbow.||Electrical burns||Multiple body parts||Direct exposure to electricity||Cranes|
|29/06/2021||Estes Express Lines||Miami||Fl||An employee was closing a trailer door when the door closed on their index finger, resulting in a partial amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|22/06/2021||Hector & Hector Inc||Miami||Fl||An employee was using a cutting machine. As he put a wood stick on the machine, his right ring finger was caught in the cutter, which amputated the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|16/06/2021||Car Wash & Quick Oil Change Inc||Miami||Fl||An employee was cleaning cars when a door shut on his index finger, resulting in the loss of skin near his finger that required hospitalization.||Avulsions, enucleations||Hand(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Automobile|
|14/06/2021||Weller Workforce LLC||Miami Beach||Fl||An employee was checking why a fire exit door was not closing properly. When he moved a protruding piece of metal hardware, the door closed on his right thumb and amputated the tip at the nail.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle|
|12/06/2021||G2 Secure Staff, LLC||Miami||Fl||An employee was helping to relocate a cart when their arm became caught between the cart and a concrete column, resulting in a broken bone in the right forearm.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Struck by rolling object or equipment-other than powered vehicle||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered||Structural elements, n.e.c.|
|08/06/2021||ITG Communications LLC||Miami||Fl||An employee was connecting a service drop to a pole from a 28-foot ladder. A strand came loose and the employee fell to the concrete, suffering fractures to a hip and ribs.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|04/06/2021||DOMINO'S PIZZA, FLORIDA DISTRIBUTION CENTER||Miami||Fl||At about 3:30 a.m. on June 4, 2021, an employee fell from the back of a delivery truck while unloading it. The employee landed on the ground and suffered a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Delivery truck or van||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|01/06/2021||Publix Super Market Store #1017||North Miami Beach||Fl||An employee was stocking product in his work area when a family member entered the store and stabbed the employee in the neck with a knife. The employee was hospitalized and required surgery.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing||Relative or domestic partner of injured or ill worker||Knives or n.e.c.|
|25/05/2021||RC Home Showcase, Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee was installing an exterior window from a swing stage. As the employee was climbing down through the scaffolding to a lower level, his hand slipped and he fell to the ground, resulting in four broken ribs, a punctured lung, liver damage, and a head laceration.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level||Scaffolds-suspended staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|25/05/2021||Archer Western Construction / de Moya JV||Miami||Fl||On May 25, 2021, an employee was walking toward his work area when a rubber-track mini excavator backed into him. The track ran over his right foot, causing an open fracture. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Mini excavators|
|22/05/2021||CARMA CINCO LLC||Miami||Fl||An employee was dumping garbage and was struck by a car. The employee suffered two open wounds on the head and the right leg.||Open wounds||Multiple body parts||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Automobile|
|20/05/2021||Publix Super Markets, Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee's left little finger was caught in a door jamb as the door closed. Her fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle|
|19/05/2021||Swissport North America Ground Handling||Miami||Fl||A Swissport employee bumped into another employee while standing up after picking up aircraft wheel chocks and fell to the ground. The injured employee sustained a broken left arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Injury by other person-unintentional or intent unknown, n.e.c.||Co-worker or work associate of injured or ill worker|
|05/05/2021||JF Acquisition, Inc.||Miami||Fl||Employees were removing fuel from an underground containment sump at a gas station. The fuel vapors flashed, burning two employees. One suffered first- and second-degree burns to the face and neck; the other suffered first- and second-degree burns to his arms.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Head and neck||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Petroleum fuels, distillates, and products|
|27/04/2021||Publix Supermarkets||Miami||Fl||An employee was washing down the production area floor in a meat department. He tripped and fell over a drain, suffering a dislocated shoulder and an injury to his vertebrae. He was hospitalized.||Dislocation of joints||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Grates and drains in floor surface|
|27/04/2021||W.A. Chester LLC||Miami||Fl||An employee was loading a metal plate onto a trailer. The plate fell out of the trailer, landing on the employee's foot. The employee suffered a broken metatarsal and four dislocated toes.||Fractures and dislocations||Multiple foot (feet) locations||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Metal plates, metal panels||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|12/04/2021||City Contracting||Miami||Fl||An employee jumped about 6 feet into a gravel area and broke his leg. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other jump to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Nonclassifiable||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|12/04/2021||Hunt Inc., 4333 NW 27TH AVE||Miami||Fl||A technician was inspecting the belts on a machine when it started unexpectedly, catching his left index finger in the belts and resulting in an amputation at the first joint.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Refrigerators, freezers, ice makers|
|08/04/2021||BREFARO'S NOBILE FOOD, LLC||Miami Gardens||Fl||An employee was servicing industrial manufacturing equipment. His left hand became caught in one of the mixer's paddles and his entire left arm was amputated.||Amputations||Arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Mixers, blenders, whippers-food and beverage|
|08/04/2021||Kendall Car Wash, Inc.||Miami||Fl||An employee was about to move a vehicle that was exiting the car wash for drying and detailing. When the vehicle was started, it raced forward, crossing the property and then six lanes of traffic, and crashed into a structure across the street. The employee suffered a head injury and concussion when the air bags deployed.||Concussions||Brain||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Highway vehicle, motorized||Structures and surfaces|
|08/04/2021||Bulk Express Transport||Miami||Fl||While waiting next to a truck to load it with trash, an employee was stung by a bee. The employee's hand got infected and swelled, requiring hospitalization.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Stings and venomous bites||Bees, hornets, wasps|
|07/04/2021||Performance Food Group, Inc.||Miami||Fl||A delivery driver was getting ready to deliver food. While attaching a trailer to the truck, the employee's foot got caught on the hitch trailer. The employee was hospitalized with a broken ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Trailers|
|06/04/2021||Lehman Hyundai||Miami||Fl||An employee was taking auto parts out of a storage room when he fell down to the first floor, injuring his right elbow.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Elbow(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Floor||Floor, n.e.c.|
|05/04/2021||Atlantic Coast Enterprises, LLC||Miami||Fl||An employee was standing at the shop when the employee was hit by a customer's car, sustaining broken ribs and punctured lungs.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Automobile|
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