Norman Oklahoma is a town of about 45,000 people located in central Oklahoma. Norman has a population of about 125,000 and the GDP per capita is $48,000. Norman is an agricultural center and has a lot of machinery in use. Accidents involving machinery are frequent in Norman and there have been a number of accidents recently that have raised concerns.
Norman Oklahoma is home to a variety of manufacturing companies. Some of the most well-known companies that are located in Norman include:
|Southwestern Wire, Inc.
Hitachi Computer Products (america), Inc.
Avara Pharmaceutical Technologies, Inc.
Evans Enterprises, Inc.
Stonehouse Marketing Services, L.L.C.
Aztec Building Systems, Inc.
|Native Distributing LLC
Bergey Windpower Company, Inc.
Transcript Press, LLC
Quality Buildings Inc
Rentzel Energy Equipment Company
Arcosa Acg, Inc.
M3 Technology Solutions, LLC
These companies provide jobs and economic growth for the city of Norman.
In Norman, Oklahoma, machinery accidents can occur at any time. The city is home to a number of businesses, including manufacturing plants and agricultural operations, which can lead to accidents involving equipment.
If you have been injured as a result of a machinery accident in Norman, it is important to contact an experienced accident lawyer. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you determine whether you are entitled to any compensation and can represent you in court if necessary.
Here are some examples of machinery accidents that have occurred in Norman:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|07/07/2021||Silver Star Construction Company, Inc.||Norman||Ok||An employee collapsed at the end of the work day due to dehydration and heat-related illness.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|03/06/2021||Sprouts Farmers Market; Store 803||Norman||Ok||An employee was removing a 30-pound tray of salmon from a rolling tray rack when the tray became jammed in the rack. When it came unjammed, it impacted the employee's left middle finger, just after the nail bed, up to the first knuckle. The employee suffered a crush injury with the loss of skin.||Avulsions, enucleations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Pots, pans, trays||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|01/06/2021||P&K Equipment, Inc.||Norman||Ok||An employee was observing the installation of a boom mower which was being moved by a forklift. When the load was relieved from the forklift on the left side, the assembly shifted toward the forklift and out of alignment with the tractor. The forklift operator attempted to reposition the load balance; however, the load shifted forward and the right side of the assembly dropped off the forks to the ground, striking the employee's right foot. The right foot was crushed and the tibia, fibula, and h||Fractures||Foot(feet) and leg(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|07/05/2021||Southwestern Wire, Inc.||Norman||Ok||An employee had been running a weave machine which makes chain link. The employee made an adjustment by tightening a chain to a gear and then went to lunch. Upon returning from lunch, he turned on the machine and noticed the guard on the back of the machine was on the floor. The employee picked up the guard to put it back in place. The gear pulled in his gloved left hand and amputated the pads of the two middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|24/02/2021||CIMMARRON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY||Norman||Ok||The injured employee was rigging boring machine tracks. A chain was used to lift and reposition the tracks. While the tracks were suspended, the boring machine operator went to boom up and the injured employee's left thumb was caught between the tracks and the rigging chain, resulting in a partial left thumb amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Mining and drilling machinery|
|02/07/2020||CBA Rockcreek LLC||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was checking whether a car's fan was working when the fan partially amputated his left ring and index fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Automobile|
|20/06/2020||United States Postal Service||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was delivering mail to a residence when a dog came through the unsecured front door and bit the employee's legs and hand.||Open wounds||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other animal bites, nonvenomous||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|17/03/2020||Johnson Controls, Inc.||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was breaking loose a bundle of sheet metal parts. The bundle had been placed on a wood pallet on a table. The whole bundle of sheet metal parts slipped off the table, falling to the ground and landing on the employee's right foot. The employee sustained fractures to four toes.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Bundles, bales||Tables, worktables|
|13/02/2020||Johnson Controls, Inc.||Norman||Oklahoma||While holding a sheet metal part and bending it in a press brake, an employee's right ring fingertip was caught between the sheet metal part and the work rest. The right middle fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Brake presses|
|18/08/2019||OG & E||Norman||Oklahoma||A meter technician was replacing a CT meter loop that had been damaged during a storm; he had been working outdoors most of the day. He became ill, with blurred vision and disorientation. He was hospitalized for dehydration and/or heart-related issues.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|20/07/2019||Johnson Controls, Inc.||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee operating a press brake sustained partial amputations to the left index finger and the right middle finger when both of his hands were caught between the dies.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Brake presses|
|03/07/2019||Hamilton Growers, Inc.||Norman Park||Georgia||An employee had been picking squash in the fields all day. He sustained heat stroke and was hospitalized.||Heat stroke||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|19/04/2019||SiteOne Landscape Supply||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was tightening tie-down straps on a flatbed truck when he fell off the truck to the ground, suffering a broken right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|15/03/2019||JOHNSON CONTROLS||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was operating a press brake while forming parts when the employee's fingers entered the line of fire, resulting in three fractured fingers. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Brake presses|
|01/09/2018||HILAND DAIRY FOODS||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was taking inventory inside a truck when he fell out of the truck to the concrete floor, suffering a back injury and internal bleeding.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floor, n.e.c.|
|23/08/2018||SOUTHERN VALLEY FRUIT & VEGETABLE, INC.||Norman Park||Georgia||An employee passed out while having lunch in a packing shed, requiring hospitalization for dehydration.||Multiple effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|06/07/2017||Oklahoma Roofing and Sheetmetal Co.||Norman||Oklahoma||A temporary employee was admitted to the hospital with heat exhaustion/stroke.||Multiple effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|25/01/2017||Concrete Enterprises, Inc.||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was behind the dump truck trying to pull the dump gate up in order to drop it back against the truck and loosen gravel. The truck driver lowered the truck bed and the dump gate crushed the employee's right ring finger.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Dump truck|
|05/01/2017||Hamilton Growers, Inc.||Norman Park||Georgia||An employee was working at the shop running a 10-inch-long, 3-inch-wide piece of metal through a homemade roller machine. The employee was attempting to curve the piece of metal so that it would go on a wheel. While running the piece of metal through the roller, the employee's index finger was caught between the metal and the roller. The employee's right index fingertip was smashed and cut, resulting in a soft tissue amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Bending, rolling, shaping machinery|
|07/09/2016||HANSEN MASONRY Contractors, Inc||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was dismantling a scaffold when the pin from the toe board came out, lifting the guardrail up. The employee went to grab the guardrail as it was falling and fell with it. The employee fell approximately 20 feet to the ground below, fracturing an arm and cheekbones and suffering numerous contusions.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Scaffolds-staging|
|07/08/2016||U.S. Postal Service||Norman||Oklahoma||On 8/7/16, at about 3:30 p.m., an employee injured his back while re-arranging office furniture, requiring hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Overexertion involving outside sources||Furniture|
|22/06/2016||AAA Well Service, LLC||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was lifting power tongs from a tong cradle when his finger was caught between the tongs and tong cradle. His right middle fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|11/06/2016||SOUTHERN VALLEY FRUIT & VEGETABLE, INC.||Norman Park||Georgia||The employee was pushing boxes down the conveyor line when a box got stuck on the line. As the employee tried to release it from where it was caught, her finger became caught in the chain on the conveyor line resulting in a partial amputation of the fourth finger on her left hand.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-chain|
|15/04/2016||Bosworth Steel Erectors, Inc||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee in an aerial lift was pulling on a come-along to align a piece of steel. The chain broke and struck the employee's leg, knocking him to the floor of the lift. He suffered a broken tibia and fibula.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor||Chains, n.e.c.|
|15/03/2016||StoneHouse Marketing||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was operating a 75-ton die cutter and was having problems with the sensor position device. While he was attempting to adjust the sensor, his left index finger was crushed by the machine. The die cutter was running at the time of the incident.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Paper production machinery|
|03/03/2016||Carter Construction, Inc.||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee's fingertip was amputated while stretching a cable.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Wire, cables-nonelectrical|
|02/11/2015||Southwest Wire||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was on top of a weaving machine to view a counter. The employee slipped and fell. As the employee fell, the employee's right hand contacted an unguarded chain and sprocket. The employee's right pinky finger was severely lacerated and amputated at the hospital.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Other fall to lower level||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|15/10/2015||NORMAN PARK GIN & WAREHOUSE, INC.||Norman Park||Georgia||An employee's arm got tangled in tarp as he tried to keep it tightly rolled in the tarp equipment's roller. Both bones in his left forearm were fractured.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Entangled in other object or equipment||Machinery||Tarps, plastic or fabric sheeting|
|16/09/2015||A1 Electric Heat and Air||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee was walking in the attic to install HVAC equipment and fell between the studs to the concrete floor below resulting in a skull fracture.||Fractures||Skull||Fall through surface or existing opening||Roof trusses, joists|
|15/07/2015||Highland Dairy||Norman||Oklahoma||An employee working in the yard moving trailers with a spotting truck suffered heat stress and was hospitalized.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|04/05/2015||SHERWOOD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.||Norman||Oklahoma||A road construction crew was using a track-hoe to cover a hole in the roadway with a steel plate. The chain rigging used to suspend the plate slipped or otherwise failed, causing the plate to shift. An employee tried to prevent the plate from falling, which resulted in injuries to the right side of the employee's body, including a broken right pinky finger, lacerations to the right arm, a broken right tibia, and five broken bones in the right foot. The employee underwent surgery and was hospi||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Metal plates, metal panels||Overhead hoists|
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