Newark is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States for machinery accidents. In 2021, there were a total of 11 reported accidents in Newark. This is more than the number of accidents that occurred in 2015. The main cause of these accidents is failure to comply with safety regulations. The most common violations are lack of safety guards, improper maintenance, and not following safe work practices. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the dangers that they face when working with machinery. If you or someone you know has been injured in a Newark machinery accident, please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
When you think of New Jersey, most likely the first thing that comes to mind is the city of Newark. With a population of over 420,000 people, Newark is one of the largest cities in New Jersey. It is also home to a number of major manufacturing companies, including
|Schiffenhaus Industries, Inc
Fabuwood Cabinetry Corp.
Deb El Food Products LLC
U.S. Wire & Cable Corporation
Shamrock Technologies, Inc.
Kobo Products, Inc.
Safer Holding Corp.
|E & G Roman Corp
Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.
Bell Container Corp.
Ruggiero Seafood, Inc.
Lps Industries, Inc
Allied Plastics Holdings, LLC
In addition to these well-known names, there are several smaller manufacturers located in Newark, including CTS Corporation and Lenox Industrial. Whether you’re looking for industrial machinery or medical supplies, there’s probably a Newark manufacturer that can help you meet your needs.
There are many things to keep in mind when working with machinery. It’s important to use the correct safety equipment, and understand the hazards involved. When something goes wrong, be sure to know what steps to take to prevent injury or damage. Here are examples of machinery accidents that occurred in Newark, New Jersey
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|09/11/2021||Food Lion, LLC||Newark||De||An employee was moving a trash can on a dolly to a dumpster. The dolly wheels caught on an object, causing the employee to fall to the ground and suffered fractures to the left hip and leg.||Fractures||Hip(s) and leg(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|02/11/2021||Fabuwood Cabinetry Corp||Newark||Nj||An employee was explaining issues with feeding plywood into a live edge bander machine to a co-worker when the machine turned on and pulled the employee's glove into the machine. Her fingers contacted the routing blades and the employee sustained amputation of a finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Boring, routing, notching machines||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|04/10/2021||Atlantic Plant Maintenance, Inc.||Newark||Ar||On October 4, 2021, at 8:20 a.m., two employees were using a hand pallet jack to move a trash dumpster to a crane bay. At the base of the trash hopper, there are two slots and a skid that allow a forklift to move the dumpster. Between the slots is a small metal pedal that allows the dumpster to slide forward. The employees attempted to insert the pallet jack under the skid, but the metal pedal was obstructing the forks of the pallet jack. Employee 1 reached down to lift and hold the pedal into p||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by rolling object or equipment being pushed by another person||Pallet jack-nonpowered||Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space|
|17/09/2021||Quantum Polymers Corporation||Newark||De||An employee was assisting in unjamming the forks on the forklift when their hand was caught between a pallet and the forks resulting in a middle finger amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|23/08/2021||Fabuwood Cabinetry Corp||Newark||Nj||An employee slipped on a wet lawn, fell, and suffered a broken ankle. The employee was hospitalized and underwent surgery.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Ground||Liquids|
|12/07/2021||Consumer Support Services, Inc.||Newark||Oh||An employee was carrying dirty laundry to a laundry room when the lid to the clothes basket came off and fell to the tiled floor. The employee slipped on the lid, fell forward, and suffered a broken lower tibia and contusions to the head and knees.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Container caps, lids, covers|
|04/07/2021||Allied Extruders, Inc.||Newark||Nj||An employee was feeding film into a separator machine when their hand got caught in the rollers, resulting in the removal of skin from their fingers and hand.||Avulsions, enucleations||Hand(s) and finger(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|24/06/2021||Universal Production Corporation||Newark||Oh||An employee was cleaning veneer debris from a conveyor on a slicing machine and sustained lacerations on his left wrist and hand that required hospitalization. The machine was running at the time.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s) and wrist(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|12/03/2021||Owens Corning Fiberglass, LLC||Newark||Oh||An employee hooked up a high vac to perform routine housekeeping tasks. The employee was walking to turn the high vac on when they fell to the ground and contacted the furnace deck, resulting in a fractured left femur that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|05/03/2021||Delaware Supermarkets||Newark||De||An employee was bailing cardboard and started feeling ill. The employee was hospitalized for a heart attack.||Myocardial infarction (heart attack)||Heart||Multiple types of overexertion involving outside sources||Cardboard|
|25/02/2021||PACKAGING CORPORATION OF AMERICA||Newark||Oh||An employee was pulling a scrap cart out of a machine. The employee fell backwards to the floor, suffering a broken ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|05/10/2020||Port Newark Container Terminal||Newark||Nj||An employee was pinned between the crane stairs and the left front bumper of a van. The employee sustained a bone fracture.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Cranes||Passenger van|
|17/09/2020||Tamarack Farms Dairy||Newark||Oh||An employee was using a walk-behind floor foamer/scrubber when the employee slipped and fell to the floor. The employee was hospitalized with a broken left femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|22/07/2020||DMM Dry Wall , LLC||Newark||Delaware||An employee was sanding drywall while standing on a 6-foot step ladder. She fell and sustained a fractured left ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/07/2020||Star Wipers Inc.||Newark||Ohio||An employee was using a knife to cut sheets into rags when the knife cut their right thumb. The laceration resulted in amputation of the thumb tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|01/07/2020||Brightview Landscape Services||Newark||Delaware||An employee tripped on a path between an office area and a garage. The employee fell to the ground, suffering a herniated disk in the lower back.||Herniated discs||Lumbar region||Fall on same level due to tripping||Sidewalks, paths, outdoor walkways|
|24/06/2020||United Parcel Service||Newark||New Jersey||After her shift, a driver was hospitalized due to dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|01/06/2020||United Cocoa Processor||Newark||Delaware||An employee was walking from one cocoa processing machine to another when she slipped on a grated platform. The pulley belt on a husker machine amputated three fingers on her right hand.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|28/05/2020||Port Newark Container Terminal||Newark||New Jersey||An employee was driving a checker vehicle when it collided with a truck that was backing up. The employee suffered a right superior articulating facet fracture of the C6 vertebra, a fracture of the left posterior tubercle at the C5 vertebra, a grade IV blunt cerebrovascular injury with distal reconstitution, abrasions to the left ear and left elbow, and decreased sensation in the right thumb and index finger.||Fractures||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Moving in opposite directions, oncoming, nonroadway||Automobile||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|27/05/2020||Hope Timber Pallet & Recycling, LLC||Newark||Ohio||On May 27, 2020, an employee was operating an automated trim saw. When the employee tried to remove a piece of wood, the saw blade caused an amputation to the employee's right thumb, index finger, and middle finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|22/05/2020||Christiana Care Health Systems||Newark||Delaware||An employee was struck by a patient and knocked to the floor, requiring hospitalization and surgery on her neck and back.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Neck and back||Intentional injury by other person||Patient|
|12/05/2020||Diamond Materials, LLC||Newark||Delaware||An employee was climbing a 6-foot step ladder to access the back of a flatbed crash truck. He realized he needed to move the ladder and climbed down. As he stepped down to the first step, he lost his balance and fell to the concrete floor, twisting and landing on his hip. He suffered a fracture at the top of a femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|30/04/2020||U.S. Postal Service||Newark||Delaware||On 4/30/2020, at approximately 2:00 PM, an employee was delivering mail to residents when he stepped backwards onto a stone or brick that came loose and twisted his left ankle. The employee then fell to the ground, suffering two fractures and a dislocation of the left ankle. The employee was hospitalized and had surgery.||Fractures and dislocations||Lower extremities||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Stairs, steps-outdoors||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|13/03/2020||Potts Welding and Boiler Repair Co., Inc.||Newark||Delaware||An employee was helping move a bundle of metal tubes. A couple of the tubes came loose and fell onto the employee, pinning him against another bundle and breaking his right shin.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Metal pipes, tubing|
|10/03/2020||AMG Resources||Newark||New Jersey||On March 10, 2020, an employee was working on an alligator shear when it activated and lacerated the employee's left middle and ring fingers.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Shearing machines|
|03/03/2020||BEAR INDUSTRIES, INC||Newark||Delaware||The injured employee was supervising another employee who was cutting grooves into a piece of pipe. When the injured employee reached to grab a pipe, his right hand was caught in the roll groover machine and two fingers were amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|18/02/2020||Fabuwood Cabinetry Corp||Newark||New Jersey||On February 18, 2020, an employee was using a biscuit joiner cutter for cabinet frames. The cutter lacerated his left index finger and thumb.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Boring, routing, notching machines|
|07/01/2020||Schindler Elevator, Corp.||Newark||New Jersey||An employee was on a fixed ladder in an elevator pit performing elevator testing and maintenance when the employee slipped on the third rung and fell 3 feet. The employee was hospitalized with a knee injury and fractured tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ladders-fixed||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|02/01/2020||CBRE, Inc||Newark||Delaware||An employee was servicing an elevated heating unit. The platform the employee was standing on came loose and the employee fell to the floor, suffering a broken right arm and a head injury.||Fractures and other injuries||Multiple body parts||Fall through surface or existing opening||Scaffolds-staging||Floor, n.e.c.|
|12/09/2019||SMUCKER COMPANY||Newark||Delaware||On 9/12/2019, at approximately 11:30 AM, an employee was carrying a piece of drywall from a stock pile to hand to an installer on a scissor lift. As the installer was lowering the lift, the employee's right ring finger was pinched and crushed between the lift and the piece of drywall, resulting in a finger amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Wallboard, drywall, sheetrock|
|12/09/2019||Saia Motorized Fright Line LLC||Newark||New Jersey||An employee fell from a trailer and suffered a broken leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Trailers||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|03/09/2019||El - Vi Farms||Newark||New York||An employee fell from a ladder while working on the tailgate of a dump truck. The employee landed on the ground and suffered a broken pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|21/08/2019||Viacom, Inc.||Newark||New Jersey||An employee was setting up a stage for a television event when he fell 5 feet off the stage and struck his chest on the edge of the stage, sustaining fractured ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-self-supporting staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|12/08/2019||National Construction Rentals||Newark||Delaware||An employee was removing fencing panels from the back of a truck. After pushing a panel off the top of the pile, the employee moved to get down off the truck, slipped, and fell between the fencing panels and the stands that held the fencing up. The employee suffered injuries to the back, left shoulder, and right arm.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Nonclassifiable||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|01/08/2019||Port Newark Container Terminal||Newark||New Jersey||An employee was struck by a truck's rear wheel while directing traffic. The employee suffered a broken shoulder and severe abrasion to the back and neck.||Fractures||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Pedestrian vehicular incident||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|29/06/2019||R. Brooks Mechanical, Inc.||Newark||Delaware||An employee was installing sheet metal when a panel of the metal slipped out of his hands and cut his left arm, lacerating an artery. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Arm(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Sheet metal|
|13/05/2019||Christiana Care Health System||Newark||Delaware||An employee was moving a gurney past a mounted sink and pinched his right pinky finger between the gurney and the laminate support for the counter top resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by rolling object or equipment being pushed by injured worker||Stretchers, backboards, wheeled cots, stair chairs||Counters, counter tops|
|08/04/2019||Harmony Construction, Inc.||Newark||Delaware||An employee had reached down to pick up debris from a milling operation. A dump truck rolled over his right hand as it backed up, causing compound fractures of two fingers.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Dump truck|
|23/03/2019||PORT NEWARK CONTAINER TERMINAL, LLC||Newark||New Jersey||An employee was securing a line from the vessel to the dock when a line struck him in the lower leg, causing a compound fracture that required surgery.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Ropes, ties, chains|
|19/03/2019||Toyota Logistics Services, Inc||Newark||New Jersey||An employee entered a restroom, tripped over the raised threshold, and fell on the floor. The employee injured his lower back.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Floor irregularity|
|14/03/2019||Christiana Care Health Systems||Newark||Delaware||An employee was walking down a corridor when he slipped on the wet floor, and fractured his left kneecap.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Liquids|
|02/03/2019||Flying Food Group LLC||Newark||New Jersey||On March 2, 2019, at 2:30 a.m., an employee was on a ladder attaching screws to a plywood board when he lost balance and fell to the ground. He sustained a fracture to the right arm in the elbow area.||Fractures||Elbow(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|07/02/2019||Kessel Paving & Concrete, Inc||Newark||New Jersey||An employee was repairing a forklift when a fork fell and injured the employee's right leg.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|30/01/2019||United Airlines||Newark||New Jersey||On 01/30/2019, at 0855, an employee was moving luggage from a cart to a belt loader when he twisted and felt his knee pop. He sustained a dislocated knee and torn ligaments.||Multiple traumatic injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, etc.||Knee(s)||Bending, crawling, reaching, twisting-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|19/01/2019||Christiana Care Health System||Newark||Delaware||An employee was pushing a patient in a wheelchair and developed chest pain. The employee was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Overexertion in pushing, pulling, or turning-single episode||Wheelchairs-nonpowered|
|08/01/2019||Phelps Construction Group||Newark||New Jersey||An employee fell 16 feet to the lower floor while pulling electrical wire and sustained back, neck and hip injuries.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Nonclassifiable||Floor, n.e.c.|
|24/09/2018||United Continental Holdings, Inc.||Newark||New Jersey||An employee was inspecting baggage handling belts. The employee's hand was caught between the rollers on a belt, causing the degloving of two fingers. The employee was hospitalized.||Avulsions, enucleations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Conveyors-belt|
|19/09/2018||Fed Ex||Newark||New Jersey||An employee was offloading pallets from an aircraft onto a dolly when his right index finger was caught between a pallet and the dolly lock, resulting in an amputation of his fingertip. He was hospitalized.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Skids, pallets||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|05/09/2018||Darling Ingredients, Inc||Newark||New Jersey||On 09/05/2018, at 10 a.m., an employee was putting together crates when a piece of thin metal fell or came in contact with his left arm, lacerating it.||Cuts, lacerations||Arm(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Metal materials-nonstructural|
|04/09/2018||City Window Cleaning, Inc.||Newark||Delaware||An employee was scrubbing an aluminum panel while a coworker was pressure washing nearby when the water jet from the coworker's pressure washer lacerated the employee's finger. He was hospitalized and required stitches.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Pressurized water-blast||Power washers|
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As machinery becomes more sophisticated, it is important to be aware of the dangers that can come with operating equipment incorrectly. In Newark, New Jersey, there have been a number of machinery accidents that have resulted in serious injuries. If you are responsible for the safety and welfare of people who are working on or around machinery, it is essential that you take the time to learn how to operate it safely. If you have been involved in a machinery accident in Newark New Jersey, don’t wait to contact a lawyer. An experienced attorney can help you understand the law and what steps you need to take to protect your rights.