In Montgomery, Alabama, there were 27 machinery-related accidents in 2019. Of those, 1 resulted in a fatality and 8 were considered catastrophic by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The reasons for these accidents can vary, but the most common ones involve errors by the employees. These errors can include not following safety protocols or not being properly trained. If you have been injured as a result of a machinery accident in Montgomery, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. They can help you get the compensation you deserve.
According to the Alabama Development Office, Montgomery is home to a number of large manufacturing companies, including
|Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC
Mobis America, Inc.
Mobis Alabama, LLC
Kyungshin-Lear Sales and Engineering, LLC
Das North America, Inc.
Pha Body Systems, LLC
Smith Industries, Inc.
|Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Southeast Wood Treating, Inc.
Thermasys Group Holding Company
Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Ltd.
Sylvest Farms, Inc.
These companies employ thousands of workers in the area, and with such a large workforce comes the potential for accidents.
Industrial accidents can have devastating consequences for both the workers involved and their families. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident at work, it is important to seek experienced legal help as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.
There have been a number of machinery accidents in Montgomery, Alabama over the years. Some of these have been fatal, while others have resulted in serious injuries. Here are some examples of machinery accidents that have occurred in Montgomery:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|11/11/2021||Koch Foods of Alabama, LLC||Montgomery||Al||The injured employee was talking to another employee. When the employee turned to leave, they twisted their left ankle and fractured it.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Slip or trip without fall||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|10/11/2021||Premier Tech||Montgomery||Al||An employee was cleaning a rotator shaft with sandpaper. The employee's gloves got caught in the rotating shaft, pulling his right hand into the machine. Two of the employee's fingers were amputated, and two were reattached.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|01/11/2021||Kinpak, Inc.||Montgomery||Al||An employee was operating a blow molding machine and amputated their right index fingertip while removing a piece of plastic.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Extruding, injecting, forming, molding machinery|
|31/10/2021||United Natural Foods, Inc.||Montgomery||Ny||An employee was riding a double pallet jack. The employee jumped off the jack, and their leg was caught between the jack and a pallet. The leg was lacerated and broken.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Pallet jack-powered|
|30/10/2021||Skyline Emissions, Inc.||Montgomeryville||Pa||A machine operator was feeding wire into a plate bending machine when their right hand made contact with in-running rollers resulting in crushing injuries that led to surgical amputation of the second and third digit fingertips.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Rolling mills, rolling, calendering machinery|
|26/10/2021||DAS North America, Inc.||Montgomery||Al||An employee was working in a test booth that tests the noise quality of automobile seats. The conveyor line stopped moving. The employee looked through the test booth doors, leaned over and placed their left hand on the chain and sprocket that drives the conveyor. The conveyor system began moving, resulting in amputations to the left index, middle and ring fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Conveyors-powered|
|04/10/2021||Seoyon E-HWA Interior Systems Alabama, LLC||Montgomery||Al||An employee was lining up 200-pound racks on a production line. His little finger was crushed between two of the racks, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Racks-garment and other||Racks-garment and other|
|20/07/2021||Chicago Flameproof and Wood Specialties||Montgomery||Il||An employee made lumber adjustments and got onto a forklift when they noticed more adjustments were needed. The employee leaned forward while on the forklift when a lever caused the lumber to move, causing a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|16/07/2021||Sabel Steel Service, Inc.||Montgomery||Al||An employee was putting wood under a 500-pound steel cutout that had been raised by a magnet crane. The cutout fell from the crane and hit the wood, which flew up and struck the employee in the face. The employee suffered a broken front jaw and several broken teeth.||Fractures||Multiple face locations||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Wood, lumber||Scrap metal|
|09/07/2021||Kroger # 142||Montgomery||Tx||An employee tripped over a trash bag tied to her product-stocking cart. She fell and suffered a broken hip. She was hospitalized.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|01/07/2021||Hyundai Power Transformers||Montgomery||Al||An employee was operating a lathe when coolant got onto his face. He was hospitalized, suffering from a bacterial infection.||Cellulitis and abscess||Face||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Lubricating greases, cutting oils|
|23/06/2021||United Natural Foods, Inc.||Montgomery||Ny||An employee was parking a double pallet jack forklift and collided with a parked reach truck, resulting in a laceration to her left foot.||Cuts, lacerations||Foot (feet)||Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|10/06/2021||United Sugars Corporation||Montgomery||Il||An employee was being trained on using a spotter truck to connect a loaded trailer. The spotter truck backed into the trainer, breaking their left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility, n.e.c|
|09/06/2021||Maxwell AFB DAF||Montgomery||Al||An employee was trying to stop a forklift that was rolling back. The forklift ran off the edge of a ramp and flipped onto its side, crushing the employee. He suffered a broken femur and a crushed ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Struck by other falling powered vehicle||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|01/06/2021||Dixie Electric, Plumbing and Air||Montgomery||Al||A crew drilled a hole in the ground for a power pole. While the auger was being lifted, the sling snapped and struck an employee on the right arm, resulting in a fractured elbow.||Fractures||Elbow(s)||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Slings||Drilling machines, drilling augers|
|12/04/2021||C. Hager & Sons Hinge Manufacturing Company, Inc.||Montgomery||Al||An employee was loading a part into a gang mill. When the clamping mechanism was activated, it caught his right index finger, causing the amputation of the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Milling machines|
|29/03/2021||Ariel Lopez||Montgomery||Tx||An employee was painting from a scaffold when they fell approximately 5 feet to the ground. The employee was hospitalized with a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|10/03/2021||JET Polymer Recycling, Inc.||Montgomery||Al||An employee was attempting to unclog a machine when the machine cycled and a rotating metal wheel inside the machine cut her right index finger that resulted in an amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|25/02/2021||C. Hager & Sons Hinge Manufacturing Company, Inc.||Montgomery||Al||An employee was placing hinges on a fixture. A blade activated and came down while her right hand was on a hinge, amputating three of her fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Machinery|
|24/02/2021||Mobis Alabama, LLC||Montgomery||Al||An employee was lifting and moving a 22-ton mold using a 50-ton overhead crane. The crane moved and the employee was caught between the suspended mold and another, stationary mold behind him. He suffered lacerations to the liver and spleen, a broken rib on the right side, and a collapsed right lung.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Cranes-gantry, overhead, monorail, container||Dies, molds, patterns|
|14/09/2020||Guyoung Tech USA, Inc.||Montgomery||Al||An employee was operating a projection welder when the electrodes closing action was activated while his finger was between the electrodes. His left index finger was caught in the welder, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Welding machinery|
|06/09/2020||Federal Bureau of Prisons - Montgomery||Montgomery||Al||An employee was using a meat slicing machine. The blade amputated the palmar surface of his right fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Food slicers|
|03/09/2020||Chick-fil-A||Montgomery||Al||An employee was brushing the inside of a cooker. The lid of another, nearby cooker came open; hot peanut oil and steam sprayed out and caused second-degree burns to the employee's arms, neck, and face.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Fats, oils, cooking greases||Heating and cooking machinery and appliances|
|18/08/2020||Ridley Block Operations||Montgomery||Al||An employee fell while walking down a flight of stairs, suffering a broken right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|02/07/2020||Hyundai Power Transformers||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was assisting a crane operator in positioning a conservator when his left ring finger was crushed by the conservator, resulting in hospitalization.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Electric parts|
|27/05/2020||Glovis America, Inc.||Montgomery||Alabama||A tractor trailer pinned an employee against a loading dock as it backed up. The employee suffered fractures to the ribs, hip, and back, as well as a liver laceration.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple trunk locations||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|14/04/2020||Rheem Manufacturing Co. Inc.||Montgomery||Alabama||A machine operator was completing a setup to run another sheet metal part on an automatic straight side press. The machine cycled and the employee's hand was caught by the die. He sustained amputations of the left index and middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Presses, except printing|
|09/04/2020||Capstone Logistics, LLC.||Montgomery||New York||An employee sustained a crushing injury from an electric pallet jack. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured tibia and fibula.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Nonclassifiable||Pallet jack-powered|
|03/04/2020||People Ready||Montgomery||Alabama||A temporary employee was adjusting dunnage under a lifted load of corrugated metal decking when he signaled the forklift operator to let the boom out. During this process, a piece of decking slid off and hit his lower leg. He was hospitalized with a right ankle fracture and a fractured right tibia and fibula.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Structural metal materials||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|25/03/2020||W&W AFCO Steel, LLC||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was heating a tub girder when he fell to the ground, suffering a cut to the head that required stitches.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Fall, slip, trip||Nonclassifiable|
|13/03/2020||Southern Shutter Company, Inc.||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was cleaning wood dust from a molder after running the machine. The blades snagged the tips of his gloves, pulling his right hand under the guard and into the splitting head. The employee suffered amputations to the ring and little fingers above the knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Boring, drilling, planing, milling machinery||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|25/02/2020||UPS Ground Freight Inc.||Montgomery||New York||The injured employee was standing beside a forklift going through paperwork. The forklift operator moved the forklift and it struck the injured employee resulting in a broken left fibula.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|25/02/2020||Carriage Hills Animal Clinic & Pet Motel, P.C.||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was closing the cage door after walking the dog and the dog jumped up on door. As the employee went to close the door to prevent the dog from escaping, the dog bit her hand through the cage bars. The employee's left middle fingertip was amputated and required surgery.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Other animal bites, nonvenomous||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|14/01/2020||Glovis Alabama, LLC||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee got off a forklift to adjust the forks. An electric tugger with four dollies attached turned the corner and one of the dollies pinned the employee against the forklift. The employee was hospitalized with bruising to the buttocks.||Bruises, contusions||Buttock(s)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|21/08/2019||Hope Enterpises, Inc.||Montgomery||Pennsylvania||An employee was standing on a chair in a restroom while opening a paper towel dispenser when he fell to the floor and fractured his hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Chairs||Floor, n.e.c.|
|18/07/2019||Glovis Alabama, L.L.C.||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was preparing to shrink-wrap a tote for shipment. She got a roll of wrap from the floor and was carrying it when an unknown insect bit her in the abdomen area. She was hospitalized.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Bites and stings||Insects, arachnids, mites|
|16/07/2019||Rheem Manufacturing Company, Inc||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was walking on a concrete walkway, heading to a designated break area. The employee stumbled on the walkway and fell on their knee, resulting in a fracture of the left lateral tibial plateau.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Sidewalks, paths, outdoor walkways|
|15/07/2019||United Natural Foods, Incorporated (UNFI)||Montgomery||New York||An employee was operating a pallet jack to move pallets when his leg was pinned between a guardrail and the pallet jack. The employee sustained a compound fracture to his leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Guardrails, road dividers|
|11/07/2019||United Natural Foods Incorporated||Montgomery||New York||An employee was operating a mobile pallet jack and moving product in a warehouse. When he stepped off the pallet jack, it struck the employee's foot and lacerate the lower left leg.||Cuts, lacerations||Lower leg(s)||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Pallet jack-powered|
|26/06/2019||Feldmeier/Alabama Equipment, Inc.||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was rolling backer plates using a 5' plate roller. Their glove was caught between the bottom roller and the underside of the plate resulting in amputation of the right index fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Rolling mills, rolling, calendering machinery||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|03/06/2019||Troon Golf, LLC.||Montgomery||Alabama||One employee struck another during a physical altercation, breaking the second employee's jaw. The injured employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Jaw, chin||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Co-worker or work associate of injured or ill worker|
|28/05/2019||DAS North America, Inc||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was moving a rack of product to the staging area when the employee's left hand was caught in between the racks at the staging area, resulting in an amputation to the left ring fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Racks-garment and other|
|24/05/2019||U. S. Geological Survey||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was bitten by a rattlesnake while measuring stream flow, requiring hospitalization.||Poisoning, including poisoning-related asphyxia||BODY SYSTEMS||Stings and venomous bites||Venomous snakes|
|17/05/2019||United Natural Foods, Inc.||Montgomery||New York||An employee was operating an electric power jack in an aisle and lost control of the jack when it went through a milk spill on the floor. The operator jumped off the jack and was pinned between the jack and pallet racking. The employee sustained a compound fracture to his lower leg/ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Pallet jack-powered||Dairy products|
|09/05/2019||W. L. Petrey Wholesale Company||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was reaching up to close a trailer door from the loading dock when his foot slipped off the dock plate and the employee fell into the trailer breaking his right arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|07/05/2019||Sabel Steel Service, Inc.||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was tossing old light fixtures into a scrap bin when he felt pain in his lower left quadrant. He was admitted to the hospital for surgery to repair a hernia.||Hernias due to traumatic incidents||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Overexertion in throwing-multiple episodes||Lamps, light fixtures|
|01/05/2019||Baptist Health||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was walking when their toe caught on the floor causing the employee to fall and fracture their wrist and hip.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floor|
|28/04/2019||PHA Body Systems, LLC||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee had been working at his desk. While getting up from his chair, he tripped on a torn piece of carpet and fell backwards. The employee was hospitalized with a bruised back.||Bruises, contusions||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Floor irregularity|
|16/04/2019||Allied Universal Security, LLC||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was closing a vehicle gate when her hand was caught in the gate, smashing three fingers on her left hand and amputating her left middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Gates|
|12/04/2019||Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc||Montgomery||Alabama||An employee was using a core drilling machine to take samples from larger concrete samples. The drill bit became stuck in the concrete, causing the drill base to swing around and strike the employee's leg, breaking it.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Drilling machines, drilling augers|
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
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These are just a few examples of the many machinery accidents that have occurred in Montgomery over the years. If you or someone you know has been involved in such an accident, it is important to seek legal assistance from a lawyer as soon as possible.