In Orange California, there has been an increase in machinery accidents. This is likely due to the fact that many businesses are expanding rapidly and are using more machinery. If you are involved in an accident involving machinery, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can advise you of your legal rights and help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.
According to the OSHA, there were over 20 machinery-related accidents reported in Orange California for the years 2021 and 2020.
What types of machinery are involved in these accidents? The most common type of machinery involved in accidents is construction equipment. This includes things like cranes, scaffolding, and other heavy duty equipment. Other types of machinery that are commonly involved in accidents include agricultural equipment and factory machinery.
What causes these accidents? There are many different factors that can contribute to a machinery-related accident. Some of the most common include operator error, malfunctioning equipment, and poor safety procedures.
What are the consequences of these accidents? Machinery-related accidents can often be very serious, causing life altering injuries and even death. That’s why it’s important to work in a safe environment using equipment that is well maintained with emergency protocols in place.
According to the City of Orange website, there are over 1,000 manufacturing companies located in Orange, California. These companies range in size from small businesses to large corporations. Some of the industries represented include aerospace, automotive, electronics, food processing, and medical device manufacturing.
|Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc.
Don Miguel Mexican Foods, Inc.
Stir Foods, LLC
Opal Service, Inc.
Technicorp International II, Inc.
|Zettler Components, Inc.
Metrex Research, LLC
Fisher Printing, Inc.
Quality Aluminum Forge, LLC
Due to the nature of their work, manufacturing companies can be at a higher risk for workplace accidents. Injuries sustained in machinery accidents can be very serious, and even fatal. That’s why it’s important for these companies to have safety protocols in place to protect their employees.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a machinery accident at a manufacturing company in Orange, California, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options.
There have been a number of machinery accidents in Orange California over the years. Some of these have been very serious, resulting in injuries and even deaths.
There are many dangers that come with working with machinery, which is why it’s so important to be extra careful when operating them. Unfortunately, accidents can still happen even when you’re being cautious. If you or someone you know has been injured in a machinery accident in Orange California, it’s important to get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Here are some reports of accidents that have occurred in Orange California going back from 2021:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|01/10/2021||The Michaels Companies, Inc.||Port Orange||Fl||On October 1, 2021, an employee was cleaning a floor when he slipped on water and fell. The employee sustained a hip fracture and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Water|
|29/09/2021||Sienna Shipyards||Orange||Tx||An employee was standing on a 12-foot portable ladder on top of a float while sandblasting the side of a barge. The employee lost his balance and fell approximately 6 to 7 feet to the float below. The employee sustained injuries to his left femur.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Thigh(s)||Fall on water vehicle||Raft, floating dock|
|27/09/2021||Deep South Cleaning & Rigging||Orange||Tx||An employee was attempting to access the front of a third-party trailer to prepare to land a motor for a site. The employee stepped onto the passenger-side drop axle with his left foot and the drop axle was raised, causing it to roll. The employee lost footing and fell 46 inches to the ground. The employee's left ankle was fractured.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Trailers||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|30/08/2021||Walmart - Store #0777||Orange||Tx||An employee was loading pallets on a pallet truck. The pallets fell and landed on the employee's right hand, amputating the index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Skids, pallets|
|30/08/2021||Tom Thumb||Orange Beach||Al||An employee was leaving a store when a gust of hurricane-level wind picked her up and tossed her to the ground. She suffered a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|25/08/2021||Crothall Healthcare||Orange City||Fl||On August 25, 2021, an employee slipped on liquid on an operating room floor, fell, and suffered a broken right femur. She was hospitalized.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Liquids|
|17/08/2021||Modern Roofing||Orange||Tx||After unloading metal roofing materials on a roof, an employee fell through a skylight to the ground. The employee was hospitalized with multiple fractures. Fall protection was not connected at the time of the incident.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Fall through surface or existing opening||Skylights||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|28/05/2021||Corefx Ingredients LLC||Orangeville||Il||An employee was assisting in cleaning out the baghouse in the spray dryer room when the blades of the rotary valve amputated four fingers on their right hand.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|27/05/2021||Launch Credit Union||Orange City||Fl||On May 26, 2021, an employee was using an 8-foot A-frame ladder to clean the building's awning when he slipped and fell off the ladder. He broke his right ankle and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|24/05/2021||Kleinfelder, Inc.||East Orange||Nj||An employee was taking groundwater samples from a monitoring well and became ill. The employee was diagnosed with chemical pneumonitis due to exposure to volatile organic chemicals (VOCs).||Pneumonitis, n.e.c.||Lung(s), pleura||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Chemicals and chemical products|
|21/04/2021||Vecta Environmental Services - Louisiana Office||Orange||Tx||An employee was inspecting a pipeline after hydroblasting. The employee was blasted with a sudden burst of high-pressure steam, suffering burns to the shoulders, hands, and knees.||Heat (thermal) burns||Upper and lower limb(s)||Contact with hot objects or substances||Steam, vapors-nonchemical|
|09/03/2021||ST. BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER||West Orange||Nj||An employee was on a ladder repairing a light fixture. The fixture shorted, and he suffered an electrical shock and burns to both hands.||Electrical burns||Hand(s)||Direct exposure to electricity||Lamps, light fixtures|
|20/10/2020||Chromalloy Gas Turbine LLC||Orangeburg||Ny||On October 20, 2020, a maintenance employee was cleaning a machine pit. The employee was lifting a wooden box and it slipped out of his hands. When he tried to grab the wooden box, he pinched his left middle finger between the wooden box and a metal corner on the machine resulting in amputation of his left middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|14/10/2020||Ferber Sheet Metal Works, Inc.||Orange Park||Fl||On October 14, 2020, an employee was installing ductwork from the third rung of an A-frame ladder. He fell to the floor 4 feet 9 inches below, landing on his back and suffering a cracked vertebra in his back. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Thoracic region||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|12/10/2020||USA DeBusk, LLC.||Orange||Tx||An employee was running a line moling machine to clean the inside of pipe. When the employee went to pressure up the system using a 20-k water line, water from the hose injected into the pinky finger on his left hand.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Pressurized water-blast||Hoses|
|06/10/2020||All Phase Roofing||Orange Beach||Al||An employee was applying ice and water shield to roof decking when he stepped on a piece of plastic and fell off the roof approximately 20 feet to the ground. The employee sustained broken bones and internal injuries. Fall protection was not worn at the time.||Fractures and other injuries||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Roofs||Tarps, plastic or fabric sheeting|
|03/10/2020||Suez Wts Usa, Inc.||West Orange||Tx||An employee was inventorying drums of chemicals and assisting a forklift driver when the forks became stuck in an elevated position. While dislodging the mast chain, the employee's right hand became wrapped around the chain and was pulled into the pulley system as the chain realigned. The employee sustained lacerations, three broken fingers, and a partial amputation of the index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Drums, pulleys, sheaves|
|17/09/2020||Wilson Warehouse Company of Texas, Inc.||Orange||Tx||An employee was placing a lantern on the dock stairs when she was bitten several times on the right wrist by a baby copperhead snake. She was hospitalized.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Stings and venomous bites||Venomous snakes|
|17/09/2020||U-Haul Company of Connecticut||Orange||Ct||An employee was changing a blade on a utility knife/scrapper. As he was tightening the screw that holds the blade in place, the screwdriver slipped, causing his wrist to slide across the blade. He suffered a laceration and puncture wound on his wrist.||Multiple types of open wounds||Wrist(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Screwdrivers-nonpowered|
|18/08/2020||Charter Communications||Port Orange||Fl||A maintenance technician was inside the bucket of a bucket truck, which was on the side of the highway. The bucket was 20 feet in the air when the bucket truck was struck by a passing vehicle. The employee was thrown from the bucket to the ground and sustained a broken pelvis, fractured ribs, and a dislocated shoulder. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures and dislocations||Multiple body parts||Roadway collision-moving and standing vehicle on side of roadway||Highway vehicle, motorized||Boom truck, bucket or basket hoist truck|
|12/08/2020||R/J Group, Inc.||Port Orange||Fl||On August 12, 2020, a roofer was installing dry-in materials on the roof when he slipped and fell off of the roof onto the ground. He suffered cracked vertebrae and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/06/2020||Enbridge Energy||Orange||Texas||An employee lacerated his left pinky finger on a toolbox. The laceration became infected, and his pinky fingertip had to be surgically amputated on June 26, 2020.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|29/04/2020||Firestone Complete Auto Care||Port Orange||Florida||On April 29, 2020, at 12:45 PM, an employee was walking to the back store room to check the level of the anti-freeze drum. Less then a minute later, an explosion occurred in the building. Two employees ran to the back room and found the employee with face and neck burns and singed hair. He was hospitalized.||Heat (thermal) burns||Head and neck||Explosion||Nonclassifiable|
|20/04/2020||Brett/Robinson Gulf Corporation||Orange Beach||Alabama||An employee was using a flat-bladed screwdriver to remove a screw out of a concrete wall in preparation to paint the wall. As he applied force to remove the screw, the screwdriver slipped and lacerated his left arm/wrist area, causing a vascular bleed that required surgery and hospitalization.||Cuts, lacerations||Wrist(s) and arm(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Screwdrivers-nonpowered|
|07/04/2020||Transform Holdco||Orange Park||Florida||While making boxes in the back room of the store, an employee tripped over the corner of a pallet that was on the ground and fell to the floor. He was hospitalized with a broken right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Skids, pallets|
|01/04/2020||Hoss Industrial LLC||Orange||Texas||On April 1, 2020, an employee was using a water hose to wash down a work area when he was either struck in the face by the water hose or fell to the ground and impacted his face. He was hospitalized with lacerations to his face and mouth.||Cuts, lacerations||Multiple face locations||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|23/03/2020||ECS Florida, LLC||Orange City||Florida||An employee was climbing a ladder. The employee slipped and fell to the concrete floor, suffering a broken right wrist, chipped teeth, and a broken jaw.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|04/03/2020||RTP Company||Orange||Texas||An employee's right middle finger was pinched between two grates in a piece of equipment. The fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Nonclassifiable|
|03/03/2020||US Foods, Inc.||Port Orange||Florida||A mechanic was investigating a possible hydraulic leak on the lift gate of a semi-trailer. A hydraulic line on the lift gate released pressurized hydraulic fluid which lacerated the mechanic's right middle finger and fluid was injected into the finger.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Lubricating greases, cutting oils||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|06/02/2020||PRINCE TELECOM LLC||Orange||New Jersey||An employee was hanging a cable TV drop on a customer's home. The employee fell onto the driveway and suffered broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Nonclassifiable||Street, road, driveway|
|18/01/2020||Spectrum Resorts, LLC||Orange Beach||Alabama||An employee was working on a standalone ice making unit in the maintenance area when he bent over the machine to move it into a better access point and heard a pop in his back. He was hospitalized with a compression fracture of the lower vertebrae.||Fractures||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Bending, crawling, reaching, twisting-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|11/01/2020||Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc.||Orange City||Florida||An employee was transferring a safe with a hand truck. While tilting the hand truck backwards, the safe door opened and fell backwards causing her left middle finger to be caught between the door and side of the safe. The employee suffered a fingertip amputation without bone loss.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cabinets, cases-display, storage|
|08/08/2019||Olive Garden||Orange||Connecticut||An employee climbed a ladder to the roof, opened a hatch door to the roof, and then opened a gate at the top of the roof hatch. When she opened the gate, her finger was caught and crushed in the gate hinge, causing a severe laceration and fracture of the right index finger.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Gates|
|03/07/2019||Advanced Disposal||Orange Park||Florida||A temporary employee had been picking up trash cans and dumping them in the rear loader of a garbage truck. At the time of the incident, he was helping the truck driver back up in the street. As the driver was backing up, the employee's right hand (finger) was caught between the rear loader and a 4 x 4 piece of wood, resulting in a finger amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in roadway||Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck|
|22/06/2019||Walmart Supercenter #5653||Orange Beach||Alabama||An employee was placing jars into a cashier's safe. Her left middle finger was caught in the closing safe door, amputating the fingertip to the knuckle.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cabinets, cases-display, storage|
|16/04/2019||Northwest Florida A/C, LLC||Orange Beach||Alabama||An HVAC service technician was responding to a service call at a customer's residential location. The employee was investigating a portion of the HVAC system in the backyard and fell from the elevated deck to the unpaved ground below. The employee suffered contusions and lacerations to the spleen and lower arms that required hospitalization.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Porches, balconies, decks, patios||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|11/04/2019||Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.||Port Orange||Florida||An employee was getting ready to open the department store when a gust of wind hit the front double doors, causing them to strike the employee's head. The employee suffered a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
|11/04/2019||Paragon Systems, Inc||Port Orange||Florida||A security officer working for Paragon was escorting a customer out of an office when the customer physically attacked him. He was hospitalized.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Other client or customer|
|09/04/2019||D&S Land Development LLC||West Orange||New Jersey||On April 9, 2019, an employee was cutting a piece of 6" pipe with a demo saw. The saw kicked back and cut the employee's face.||Cuts, lacerations||Face||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|05/03/2019||Waste Management||Orange||Texas||An employee was on the back of a waste management truck when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The employee suffered a broken ankle and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Roadway collision with other vehicle||Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck||Pickup truck|
|08/02/2019||Conrad Orange Shipyard||Orange||Texas||An employee was using a torch to cut a weld on an semi-trailer truck when the employee's coat caught on fire. The employee suffered burns to his chest and back and was hospitalized.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple trunk locations||Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source||Suits, coats, jackets||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|13/09/2018||DICHELLO DISTRIBUTORS, INC.||Orange||Connecticut||An employee was using an electric pallet jack to pick cases of beer on a warehouse floor. His jack came into contact with another one as he was stepping off it, and his left foot was pinched between the two pallet jacks, suffering bruising and swelling. He was wearing safety shoes.||Bruises, contusions||Foot (feet)||Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway||Pallet jack-powered||Pallet jack-powered|
|06/09/2018||Southern Atlantic Electric Company, Inc.||Orange Park||Florida||An employee was on a 12-foot ladder changing a light fixture. He lost his balance and fell to the tile floor, suffering a head laceration and fractures to his right elbow, his left wrist, three ribs, an eye socket, and his skull. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|01/09/2018||Ocean State Job Lot||Orange||Connecticut||An employee was on a 6-foot step ladder pulling a box out from under three other boxes on a shelf when she lost her balance and fell approximately 5 feet, hitting the shelves and floor. She was hospitalized with a head contusion, right hand laceration, right ankle sprain, and neck and back strain.||Sprains and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|26/08/2018||Sun Communities, Inc.||Port Orange||Florida||An employee was mixing chemicals for a pool when he breathed in fumes that burned his throat.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode||Multiple chemicals or chemical mixtures|
|15/08/2018||Target Corporation||Port Orange||Florida||An employee was cleaning and sharpening a deli slicer when the blade amputated her right index fingertip without bone loss. Cut-resistant gloves were not worn at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Food slicers|
|08/08/2018||Jr. Davis Construction Company, Inc.||Orange Park||Florida||An employee was helping crew members set up a hydraulic pump when he started to experience leg cramps. He was hospitalized due to possible heat-related illness.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|08/08/2018||Yarco Dry Wall & Painting||Orange Beach||Alabama||An employee fell off a 10-foot step ladder when he missed a step, falling on the concrete floor and impacting his back and head.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Head and trunk||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|18/07/2018||Jr. Davis Construction Company, Inc.||Orange Park||Florida||An employee was helping one of his co-workers move an extension ladder to another location when he felt a pain in his chest due to a possible muscle strain. He was hospitalized.||Strains||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Overexertion involving outside sources||Extension ladders|
|10/07/2018||International Paper Company||Orange||Texas||An employee was moving rolls of paper back onto a conveyor (roll may weigh up to 9,000 pounds) when his right little finger was caught between two rolls, resulting in an amputation of the first two sections.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones||Reels, rolls, spools, coils, cones|
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