According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a total of 4,679 machinery-related accidents in California in 2017. Of those accidents, Modesto had the ninth highest number with 73 reported incidents. This is a significant increase from the previous year, when only 47 accidents were reported in Modesto.
The most common type of accident was due to “contact with object or equipment,” which accounted for nearly 60% of all accidents. Other causes included “slip or fall” accidents and “struck by object” accidents. The vast majority of accidents resulted in minor injuries, but there were also a significant number of fatalities. In 2017, there were a total of 21 fatal machinery-related accidents in California, and Modesto had two of those fatalities.
These statistics show that machinery-related accidents are a concern in Modesto and the surrounding area. If you have been involved in such an accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately and then contact an experienced attorney who can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
Modesto is home to many different types of manufacturing companies, including food processing plants, automotive parts suppliers, and steel fabricators. Some of the more well-known companies located in Modesto include
Crystal Creamery, Inc
Gallo Glass Company
Basic Resources, Inc.
Pacific Southwest Container, LLC
Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc.
Varni Brothers Corporation
|Mercer Foods, LLC
Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc.
Stanislaus Food Products Company
Foster Dairy Products Distributing
First Tactical, LLC
Vistech Manufacturing Solutions, LLC
George Reed Inc
The rate of machinery accidents in Modesto is higher per capita than the national average. If you work with machinery, it’s important to be extra careful and always follow safety protocols. If you have been injured in a machinery accident at any of these or other Modesto manufacturing companies, our experienced lawyers can help. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and work to hold the responsible party accountable. Contact us today for a free consultation.