Midland Texas is a city of about 190,000 people in west central Texas. It is the county seat of Midland County and the largest city in the metropolitan area which includes Abilene, Odessa, and Wichita Falls. Midland was founded in 1881 as a stop on the Chisholm Trail. The city’s economy is based on agriculture, oil production, and manufacturing. Midland also has a large machinery industry, and as a result, it has a high rate of machinery accidents. In recent years, Midland has made efforts to address the problem of machinery accidents by enacting new safety laws and by increasing funding for safety programs.
There are many manufacturing companies located in Midland Texas, including
|Don-Nan Pump and Supply Co., Inc.
Natural Gas Services Group, Inc.
Total Rod Concepts, Inc.
Black Star Energy Services, L.L.C.
Nitrogen Services LLC
Rack Industries, LLC
Charger Services, LLC
|Belvan Corp & Davis Gas Processing, A Joint Venture
Belvan Partners, L.P.
Steward Enterprises, Inc.
Ignition Systems & Controls, Inc.
Composite Lining Systems, L.P.
Aggietech Energy Services, LLC
Horizon Mud Co., Inc.
These companies create products that are used by consumers all over the United States and around the world.
A lot of machinery accidents happen in Midland Texas. In fact, it’s one of the top locations for industrial accidents per capita in the United States. There are a few reasons for this. One is that Midland is a major transportation hub, and there are a lot of industrial plants and warehouses nearby. If you have been injured in an accident with a machinery, contact a Midland Tx machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible. This will help protect your legal rights and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you file a claim and deal with the insurance company on your behalf.
In recent years, there have been a number of machinery accidents in Midland Texas. Here are a few examples:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|08/11/2021||Sunset Well Service, Inc.||Midland||Tx||An employee was performing maintenance on rig tongs. The rig tongs became energized and pinched the employee's gloved hand, and their left ring finger was amputated at the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|19/10/2021||SPM Oil & Gas||Midland||Tx||An employee was supervising the loading of trucks onto a trailer. He fell from the trailer, suffering a closed fracture to the left wrist and a fracture to the left upper femur.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level||Trailers||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/10/2021||Walmart||Midland||Tx||An employee had been changing a vehicle's oil. The employee fell to the floor and suffered a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall, slip, trip||Nonclassifiable|
|04/10/2021||Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC||Midland||Tx||An employee was cleaning a mud pump. A retaining cap dislodged from the pump and struck the side of his head, causing a laceration and a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Machine and appliance parts||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|01/10/2021||Pratt & Whitney Engine Services, Inc.||Midland||Ga||An employee was climbing down a 4-foot ladder, missed a step and fell to the ground. The employee suffered a left hip injury and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|22/07/2021||Agri-Empresa LLC||Midland||Tx||A temporary employee was cutting IBC bags of barite into a metal hopper to unload product. The employee's left hand was on the edge of the hopper as a forklift approached with a bag. The employee's pinky finger was caught between the hopper and the bag resulting in a partial amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|20/07/2021||Downing Wellhead Equipment, LLC||Midland||Tx||Employees were screwing a running tool into a wellhead assembly. The injured employee's finger was in the wellhead assembly checking alignment when the assembly was manually rotated and the running tool amputated the employee's left index fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|09/07/2021||Sand Revolution II||Midland||Tx||On July 9, 2021, employees were operating a mobile conveyor belt to load sand into a silo. The conveyor was experiencing belt issues and was being replaced with a new conveyor. The injured employee was operating the conveyor to fold it up so that it could be transported when the conveyor struck an overhead electrical line. The resulting arc flash burned the employee's left hand fingers.||Electrical burns||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Power lines, transformers, convertors||Conveyors-belt|
|09/06/2021||Lucky Services, Inc.||Midland||Tx||Employees were moving an oil rig's horse head out of the way so they could install a blowout preventer. As the operator picked up the winch lines, the two floor hands began moving the horse head to the side. The horse head flipped over, and an employee's finger was caught in the winch line and the horse head's bridle cable. The finger was lacerated and the fingertip was amputated above the nailbed.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|08/06/2021||SVT: Supply Chain Solutions||Midland||Ga||An employee was walking over to a forklift in order to talk with the forklift operator when the forklift backed out into the aisleway, striking the employee's right ankle. The employee sustained fractures to the right foot and toes as well as dislocations and was hospitalized.||Fractures and dislocations||Multiple foot (feet) locations||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|25/05/2021||HELMERICH & PAYNE, INC||Midland||Tx||An employee fell about 20 feet from an aerial lift while pulling cables.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Nonclassifiable|
|11/05/2021||Permian Basin Aire Serv, LLC||Midland||Tx||An employee was removing some equipment on a job site. While climbing a ladder, the employee fell 10 to 12 feet and landed on the left side of their back. The employee was hospitalized.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Ladders||Nonclassifiable|
|29/04/2021||Sand Revolution II||Midland||Tx||An employee was covering an area of frac sand with a tarp to prevent rain damage. A gust of wind pulled the tarp while he adjusting it, and he slipped and fell off a ladder to the ground. He landed on his left hand and elbow, suffering a broken ulna.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|07/04/2021||Advanced Stimulation Technologies, Inc||Midland||Tx||An employee was using an impact torque wrench on a fluid end cap when the wrench spun and crushed the tip of his right middle finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Impact wrenches-powered|
|26/02/2021||Noltex Truss||Midland||Tx||An employee had been moving a scrap bin. The employee was struck by a forklift, which ran over the employee's lower leg and broke it.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|19/02/2021||Akita Drilling USA Corp.||Midland||Tx||An employee was working on a drilling rig floor. A piece of ice that had frozen to the drilling mast melted and fell off, landing on the employee's back and breaking three vertebrae.||Fractures||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Ice, sleet, snow||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|10/02/2021||Circle 8 Crane Services, LLC||Midland||Tx||The sheaves of the crane were frozen due to ice and snow conditions, which caused a backlash with the auxiliary cable of the crane. The operator attempted to straighten out the backlash on the superstructure near the drum. The frozen sheave freed itself, allowing the cable to run, and the operator's right arm got tangled in the cable. The operator sustained an open fracture of the humerus and a dislocation of the radius.||Fractures (except rib, trunk fractures) and internal injuries||Multiple arm locations||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Cranes||Ice, sleet, snow|
|05/02/2021||The Bosworth Company||Midland||Tx||An employee was on a roof accessing a component of an HVAC system when they fell off the roof approximately 10 feet onto a brick walkway, resulting in a fractured pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Roofs||Sidewalk, path, outdoor walkway-paved|
|01/02/2021||Halliburton Energy Services||Midland||Tx||While performing pump maintenance at a well, an employee dropped a fluid end side cap on his left hand resulting in a laceration and broken bones.||Fractures||Hand(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Caps, lids, covers|
|25/01/2021||Dependable Well Service||Midland||Tx||An employee was running hot oil down tubing when his truck caught on fire. The employee sustained third degree burns to both hands.||Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns||Hand(s)||Vehicle or machinery fire||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|14/10/2020||Jones Brothers Dirt and Paving||Midland||Tx||An employee was struck by a reversing skid steer. The employee sustained a fractured left foot that required hospitalization and surgery.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Skid steer loaders, mini loaders|
|12/10/2020||MDV SPARTANNASH, LLC||Midland||Ga||An employee was operating a powered pallet jack as part of PIT training when the pallet jack struck a warehouse storage rack. His foot was caught between the pallet jack and the rack. The employee was hospitalized with fractures to two toes.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|05/10/2020||Thru Tubing Solutions-Downhole Tools & Service||Midland||Tx||Employees were disconnecting a motor tool with a pipe wrench. The pipe fell approximately 6 inches, pinning an employee's finger between the motor tool and the hand rails. The right pinky fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Nonclassifiable|
|27/08/2020||The Bosworth Company||Midland||Tx||Two employees were throwing away a toilet in a dumpster. One employee's left middle finger was lodged between the toilet and the dumpster rim, resulting in an amputation of the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Toilets, urinals||Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space|
|21/06/2020||Michelin Tire Corp.||Midland City||Alabama||The injured employee was showing a maintenance employee where a problem was on a piece of machinery when their right hand was crushed between the machine's frame and the transfer carriage.||Crushing injuries||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Machinery|
|07/05/2020||MDV SPARTANNASH, LLC||Midland||Georgia||On May 07, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., an employee was operating a powered pallet jack when a co-worker operating another powered pallet jack struck his pallet jack, causing him to lose control of his pallet jack. He crashed into a rack, pinning his ankle between his pallet jack and the rack.||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|
|01/05/2020||DS Services of America, Inc.||Midland||Texas||An employee was adjusting a forklift's fork extender chain. The chain lacerated three fingers on the employee's right hand. He was hospitalized, undergoing surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|25/04/2020||MDV SPARTANNASH, LLC||Midland||Georgia||On April 25, 2020, at approximately 2:00 a.m., an employee was being trained to use an electric pallet jack (PIT). While going in reverse, he lost control of the electric pallet jack and let go of the arm. As he let go of the arm, he stepped off the jack and his left leg was pinned against a rack. He suffered a lower left leg fracture.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|07/04/2020||Propetro Services Inc.||Midland||Texas||An employee was using a pressure washer to wash grease off of equipment. The employee was moving the power washer wand from side to side, when the wand went across his right foot. The pressurized spray cut through his boot and caused abrasions and lacerations to his right foot. The employee was hospitalized.||Cuts and abrasions or bruises||Foot (feet)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Pressurized water-blast||Power washers|
|22/03/2020||Cotton Patch Cafe||Midland||Texas||An employee fell from a roof while looking for a circuit breaker. The employee landed on the ground and suffered a traumatic brain injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/03/2020||Sam's Club||Midland||Texas||An associate was stabbed while trying to save customers from a person with a knife. He was stabbed in the leg and suffered hand injuries that required surgery.||Open wounds||Upper and lower limb(s)||Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing||Assailant, suspect||Knives or n.e.c.|
|27/02/2020||JTA Service, LLC||Midland||Texas||An employee was checking a pumping unit to see if the belt was loose. The pumping unit activated and the belt amputated this right pinky fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|21/02/2020||Universal Pressure Pumping||Midland||Texas||An employee was bending down to pick up a hose to connect to a pump to pressurize it when he felt pain. He was hospitalized and required surgery for a hernia.||Hernias due to traumatic incidents||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Bending, crawling, reaching, twisting-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|21/02/2020||G & M Electrical Contractors, LLC||Midland City||Alabama||An employee was working on the top section of a 4,160-volt switch gear. The employee's hat fell into the bottom section of the switch gear, and an arc flash burned the employee's face and left hand as he was retrieving it.||Electrical burns||Multiple body parts||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|21/02/2020||Lauren Engineers and Constructors||Midland||Texas||An employee's left index fingertip was caught in a folding cement chute, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Chutes|
|03/02/2020||Titan Petro Services||Midland||Texas||While exiting the doghouse of a nitrogen unit, an employee fell from a ladder to the ground, suffering a back injury.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|17/09/2019||Basic Energy Services||Midland||Texas||An employee was helping re-spool the winch line on a tubing tester truck when the line caught his right hand. Four fingers were amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|27/08/2019||Forza Pipeline Services||Midland||Texas||An employee was struck in the leg by a pipe and sustained a fracture.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by object or equipment||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|15/08/2019||A&T Stainless Midland||Midland||Pennsylvania||An employee was beginning to descend a three-step stairway when he lost balance and suffered a partially torn quadriceps tendon.||Major tears to muscles, tendons, ligaments||Thigh(s)||Climbing or stepping up or down-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker||Stairs, steps|
|07/08/2019||Tri-Point Oil and Gas LLC||Midland||Texas||An employee had climbed onto a plasma cutter table to retrieve cut-outs. While the employee was stepping off of the plasma table, part of the grate bent, causing him to fall and hit his head on the plasma track. He suffered a large laceration on top of his head.||Cuts, lacerations||Scalp||Other fall to lower level||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/08/2019||Loftin Equipment Company||Midland||Texas||An employee was opening a vessel's pump valve when hot pressurized water inside the vessel splashed out and sprayed the employee. The employee received second degree burns to the legs, chest, and arms.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Water|
|05/08/2019||Cowtown Materials||Midland||Texas||An employee helping to unload a telehandler had his hand caught between the telehandler's carriage and the wall board.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c||Wallboard, drywall, sheetrock|
|04/08/2019||Drilling Tools International, Inc.||Midland||Texas||An employee was washing a drill stabilizer (100 pounds per foot, about 8 feet to 10 feet long) when it fell, striking the employee on the right foot between the big toe and the second toe. The big toe was medically amputated.||Amputations||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Machine and appliance parts|
|01/08/2019||Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal Corporation||Midland||Pennsylvania||Two employees were replacing roofing panels from the platform of a lift. The lift made a sudden upward movement, causing one employee to hit a steel beam above. The employee suffered head injuries and was hospitalized.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Girders, beams, structural steel|
|28/06/2019||Endeavor Energy Resources - Roustabout Division||Midland||Texas||An employee was standing on a ladder trying to remove an anode when the anode struck him and he fell 4 feet off the ladder onto a dirt berm. He landed on his right waist area and was hospitalized with kidney and liver lacerations.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ladders||Electric parts, n.e.c.|
|16/06/2019||Buchannon Oilfield Services, LLC||Midland||Texas||An employee was teaching another employee how to operate a backhoe. He was standing on the top step by the cab when the other employee hit a rough area. He then fell off the backhoe to the ground, breaking his left upper femur just below the pelvis area.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Backhoes, trackhoes||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|05/06/2019||Endeavor Energy Resources, LP||Midland||Texas||An employee was sandblasting from a scaffold. The scaffold fell and the employee struck the ground, suffering broken vertebrae.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment||Scaffolds-staging||Ground, n.e.c.|
|29/05/2019||Pro Petro Services, Inc.||Midland||Texas||Employees were replacing a gasket on a well head that was tied to a crane. When they removed the bolts from the flange, the well head tipped over and fell onto the injured employee. Both of the employee's shoulder blades (scapula) were fractured as well as multiple vertebrae.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Struck by falling object or equipment||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|07/05/2019||Sand Box Logistics||Midland||Texas||An employee removed the radiator cap and was sprayed in the face by hot liquid. The employee suffered burns to the face.||Heat (thermal) burns||Face||Contact with hot objects or substances||Antifreeze||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|03/05/2019||Big E Drilling Co||Midland||Texas||The injured employee was standing next to the drilling piping, holding material over the pipe joint to channel residual mud downward, ready to swing the disconnected piping out of the way. Oil-based drilling mud came out under pressure and three employees got mud in their eyes when their hard hats and safety glasses were blown off. One employee was hospitalized for an eye injury. The eye was burning, swollen and the employee was unable to see.||Swelling, inflammation, irritation-nonspecified injury||Eye(s)||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Petroleum fuels, distillates, and products|
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