In the world of machinery, accidents can happen at any time. Whether it’s a tractor-trailer crashing into a construction zone or a power saw cutting through metal, accidents can happen with alarming frequency.
Palm Bay, Florida is a city located in Brevard County, Florida. It has a population of approximately 113,700 people. There are an estimated 2,500 businesses in Palm Bay. The city is home to the Palm Bay Airport and the Palm Bay Convention Center.
The city has a history of mechanical accidents. In 2021, there were over 30 reported accidents in Palm Bay. This represents a 36% increase from 2019. The most common type of accident was an accident involving falls (43%), followed by accidents involving construction equipment (20%). There were 7 fatal accidents in 2021, which represents a 25% increase from 2020. The most common type of victim was a pedestrian (45%), followed by motorists (21%).
Injuries associated with mechanical accidents in Palm Bay increased from 2019 to 2020 by 21%. This represents an 8% increase from 2018. The most common type of injury was an arm or hand injury (27%), followed by head or neck injury (14%).
Palm Bay Jacksonville machinery accidents can happen to anyone and result in serious injury or death. If you are the victim of a machinery accident in Palm Bay, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Below is a list of some of the larger manufacturing companies located in Palm Bay:
|AAR Airlift Group, Inc.
Syncron Ems, LLC
Aviation Worldwide Services, LLC
Shapes Group Ltd Co.
Far Research, Inc.
Beta Max, Inc.
Group E Holdings Inc
|Consumer Engineering, Inc.
Frc Electrical Industries Inc
Art-Kraft Sign Co., Inc.
Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc.
Jaycon Systems LLC
Aero Decals, Inc.
Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District
Palm Bay Florida machinery accidents are not an uncommon occurrence. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), they account for 3% of all fatal occupational injuries. Machinery accidents can happen to anyone, regardless of their experience or skill level. If you are ever involved in a machinery accident, do not hesitate to contact an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and protect them, as well as guide you through the process of recovering damages from the party responsible for your injuries.
The following is a list of machinery accidents that have been reported in Palm B:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|15/11/2021||Academy Bus, LLC||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was working in the engine compartment of a bus. The bus was turned on and the employee's hands were caught in a pulley. The employee's left hand was injured.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Bus|
|04/11/2021||Cape Leisure Corporation||Palmdale||Fl||An employee was using a pressure washer to clean a garbage can. The can started to fall over; when he moved to catch it, the pressure spray lacerated the top of his hand.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s), except finger(s)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Pressurized water-blast||Power washers|
|01/11/2021||Global Sign & Awning||Palm Harbor||Fl||An employee was walking across a 10-foot-high awning and fell through the awning, suffering a broken foot bone.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet||Structural elements||Nonclassifiable|
|28/10/2021||Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Inc.||Palmetto||Fl||An employee tripped and fell to the ground outside a building. The employee suffered injuries to both shoulders and the right arm.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Shoulder(s) and arm(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|15/10/2021||HUMANA INC||Palm Bay||Fl||An employee fell down uneven concrete steps while leaving a home. She suffered a broken knee and foot and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Foot(feet) and knee(s)||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps-outdoors||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|15/10/2021||Sunshine Roofing, LLC||Palm City||Fl||An employee lost his balance while securing a ladder to the roof of a one-story house. He fell backward, hitting the back of his head on the asphalt ground and suffering a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/10/2021||Sunshine Land Design, Inc||Palm City||Fl||An employee was throwing bricks out of a hole. One of the bricks bounced back off the silt fencing and fell back into the hole. It struck and lacerated the employee's head.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Struck by thrown object-unintentional injury||Bricks and pavers|
|01/10/2021||SERVICE ELECTRIC COMPANY||West Palm Beach||Fl||Employees were removing electrical cables for replacement. When one employee cut a cable, the employee was shocked in the abdominal area.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Direct exposure to electricity||Electric parts|
|01/10/2021||DuraServ Corp. dba Overhead Door of South Florida||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was on a lift when he released a lift control. The lift fell and struck his right elbow. The employee suffered a contusion and musculoskeletal injury to his right elbow, and bacterial infections on his right elbow and forearm.||Bruises, contusions||Elbow(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Elevators, hoists, aerial lifts, personnel platforms-except truck-mounted|
|24/09/2021||Peak Structural PolyLevel Warehouse||Palmer Lake||Co||An employee was installing helical pipe. His left index finger was inside a helical pipe extension when the drive head attached to the extension was activated. The extension spun and the employee's left index finger was caught between it and another helical extension. He suffered an amputation to the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Pipes, ducts, tubing||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|17/09/2021||Atlantic Southern Paving and Sealcoating, LLC||Palm Bay||Fl||An employee was shoveling hot asphalt while standing behind a paver. He collapsed and fell face down into the asphalt sustaining burns to the face, ears, and both hands.||Heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Paving asphalt, asphaltic cement|
|08/09/2021||Resource Partnering Group Inc.||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was replacing high hats when he was shocked by electricity and fell from the second step of a ladder to the ground. In addition to being shocked, the employee sustained a leg injury and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Electric parts|
|27/08/2021||Pike Electric, LLC||Palm Beach Gardens||Fl||A crew was setting a utility pole when it contacted a primary power line. Two employees were holding the bottom of the pole. One of them suffered first- and second-degree burns to the right toe and heel.||Second degree electrical burns||Multiple foot (feet) locations||Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Utility and telephone poles||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|13/08/2021||Edison Power Constructors, Inc.||Palm Springs||Fl||An employee was working on a cut-out when their shoulder contacted an overhead powerline, resulting in second and third degree burns to their left arm.||Third or fourth degree electrical burns||Arm(s)||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|21/07/2021||Ceco Concrete Construction||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee stepped onto a mason scaffold that collapsed. The employee fell with the scaffold, sustaining a head laceration, and fractures to the ribs, clavicle, and thumb.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment||Scaffolds-self-supporting staging||Structures and surfaces|
|16/07/2021||Total Comfort Heat and Air Conditioning, Inc.||Palm Coast||Fl||Employees were on the roof to install a generator. The injured employee went into the attic and fell through the attic landing on a table and then falling to the floor. The employee sustained back injuries.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Fall through surface or existing opening||Ceilings||Floor, n.e.c.|
|12/07/2021||SYSCO WEST COAST FLORIDA, INC.||Palmetto||Fl||An employee was changing a fan pulley when the fan blade injured their right index finger resulting in an amputation to the finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Machinery|
|13/06/2021||Medical Depot, Inc.||Palmetto||Ga||An employee was operating a forklift when their left foot was caught between the reach truck and racking. The employee sustained a broken and dislocated foot.||Fractures and dislocations||Foot (feet)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|01/06/2021||St. Mary's Medical Center||West Palm Beach||Fl||While trying to avoid being hit by a patient, a nurse tripped on tubing/wiring and fell to the floor. The employee sustained a fractured left knee.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Power cords, electrical cords, extension cords|
|28/05/2021||Ernesto Alvarez & Associates||Palm Beach Gardens||Fl||An employee was on a ladder installing a gutter and fell from the ladder onto the ground. The employee sustained a fractured foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|26/05/2021||Allied New Technologies||Palmetto||Fl||An employee was disconnecting a plant process hose carrying 32% liquid sodium hydroxide. The employee was exposed to the chemical under his face shield. The lower part of his face was exposed and he suffered a rash/burn.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Face||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Sodium and potassium hydroxide, potassium carbonate|
|18/05/2021||ORIJE SERVICES & MAINTENANCE LLC||Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was carrying a large piece of glass during a demolition job. The glass slipped out of his hand and cut his right arm above the elbow. He lost consciousness after receiving the laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Upper arm(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Construction debris|
|15/05/2021||Frederico Demolition, LLC||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was helping remove a tree stump. Another employee was using a chainsaw, which bounced back and severely lacerated the first employee's right lower leg.||Cuts, lacerations||Lower leg(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by other person||Chainsaws-powered|
|13/05/2021||Beyond the Reef, Inc.||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee suffered a strained back while pulling a 44-gallon drum that was half filled with water.||Strains||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Overexertion in pushing, pulling, or turning-single episode||Barrels, drums-except pressurized|
|12/05/2021||Thatcher Chemical of Florida, Inc.||Palmetto||Fl||An employee was carrying a 5 gallon bucket of 50% hydrogen peroxide solution when the handle broke or he dropped the bucket and the solution splashed onto him. He experienced chemical burns on his left arm, chest, left shoulder, and just above the left eye. He was hospitalized for burns as well as inhalation of vapors and ingestion of liquid solution.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Multiple body parts||Exposure to other harmful substance-multiple routes of exposure||Oxygen and oxygen compounds|
|11/05/2021||Five Star Quality Care-FL, LLC||Palm Harbor||Fl||An employee was riding a bicycle. While still on the property at a crossroad, she was struck by a car. The employee sustained fractured ribs, a fractured clavicle, a fractured nose, and bleeding in the brain.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple body parts||Pedal cycle collision in nonroadway area||Bicycle, pedal cycle||Automobile|
|04/05/2021||U.S. Postal Service||Palmyra||Pa||A mail carrier stepped over a railing between two properties that was 26 inches high. The employee's foot became caught in the railing and they fell to the ground, resulting in a broken rib.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Other structural elements|
|01/05/2021||BON VIVANT OF FLORIDA, INC.||Palm Beach Gardens||Fl||One employee struck another employee in the head, causing a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Co-worker or work associate of injured or ill worker|
|24/04/2021||JRI family LLC||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was leading a horse and the horse turned and kicked him in the abdomen, resulting in bruises.||Bruises, contusions||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Kicked by animal||Horses and other equines|
|21/04/2021||HERTZ Corporation||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee tripped while walking away from his vehicle and fell to the asphalt ground in a parking lot. He struck his head and suffered a scalp laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Scalp||Fall on same level due to tripping over self||Parking lot-paved|
|20/04/2021||Molamark Construction, Inc.||Palm Coast||Fl||At 3:55 p.m. on April 20, 2021, an employee fell down an elevator shaft from the second-floor level in a residence under construction. The employee suffered lower leg injuries and was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lower leg(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening||Elevator shafts||Nonclassifiable|
|16/04/2021||FEDERAL MARINE TERMINALS, INC.||Palmetto||Fl||An employee was crossing from one side of a vessel to the other. He tripped and fell from the roof of a catwalk, landing on a shipping container 15 feet below and suffering a broken left femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on water vehicle||Barge|
|06/04/2021||Smithco West Palm Beach||North Palm Beach||Fl||An employee scratched his left eye on a stationary exterior metal panel of an ice machine.||Abrasions, scratches||Eye(s)||Struck against stationary object or equipment, n.e.c.||Refrigerators, freezers, ice makers|
|05/04/2021||Big Y Foods, Inc.||Palmer||Ma||An employee was in a trailer checking the temperature of perishable goods when they tripped over a pallet and fell backward onto the concrete dock. The employee sustained a fractured wrist and two fractured fingers.||Fractures||Hand(s) and wrist(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Skids, pallets|
|25/03/2021||Prestige Gunite||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was moving an empty water tank. A finger on his left hand was caught and fractured between the water tank and a stationary surface. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery to the finger.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space|
|23/03/2021||Raytheon Technologies Corp Pratt & Whitney Division||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was working on an electrical panel. An arc flash burned the employee's left arm.||Electrical burns||Arm(s)||Direct exposure to electricity||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|22/03/2021||ALDI (FLORIDA) L.L.C.||Royal Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was operating a stand-alone pallet tugger. The tugger ran into a pallet of toiler paper, and a piece of cardboard in the way cut her right thumb severely.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c||Skids, pallets|
|11/03/2021||Nautical Ventures - Fort Lauderdale||North Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was replacing a non-functioning fuel sender on a boat. After installing the new part, he was using a small torch to seal the heat shrink connectors when fumes ignited, causing an explosion. The employee suffered burns on the left side of his face, as well as shoulder and rib pain.||Heat (thermal) burns||Face||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Petroleum fuels, distillates, and products||Welding and heating handtools-powered|
|10/03/2021||Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.||West Palm Beach||Fl||A customer got into a physical altercation with a store manager, hitting them with a hand basket and stabbing them in both arms using a knife. A customer who tried to help the store manager was also stabbed.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Arm(s)||Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing||Other client or customer||Knives or n.e.c.|
|04/03/2021||Tibbetts Lumber Co. LLC||Palm Bay||Fl||On March 4, 2021, employees were carrying a roof truss when one of them tripped over lumber and fell to the ground. He suffered a broken hip and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Wood, lumber|
|25/02/2021||Walgreens||Palm Beach Gardens||Fl||An employee went to crush a bug with her foot when she fell to the ground, sustaining a fracture to the right ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|23/02/2021||BRP US INC.||Palm Bay||Fl||A test pilot was testing a jet ski in the water when he came into contact with a wave, resulting in a closed fracture on his leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Water vehicle incident, n.e.c.||Water vehicle, n.e.c|
|20/01/2021||SIW Solutions, LLC||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was opening a box containing glass. The glass slipped and struck his left leg, breaking it.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Glass building materials|
|19/01/2021||Manor Care Health Services, LLC||Palm Harbor||Fl||An employee was walking to the end of a resident's bed to use the controls for a lift when her feet got tangled with the cord for the air mattress pump, causing a trip and fall. The employee suffered a broken right hip that required surgery.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Power cords, electrical cords, extension cords|
|08/01/2021||United States Postal Services||West Palm Beach||Fl||At about 6:30 on January 8, 2021, an employee was working on the dock, pulling up a dock plate, when he fell off the dock surface to the roadway. He suffered a broken lower right arm and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Street, road, driveway|
|06/01/2021||Sikorsky Aircraft||West Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was struck by a shipping van while providing directions to the driver, resulting in an injured shoulder.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Delivery truck or van|
|13/10/2020||Air Products and Chemicals, Inc||Palmetto||Fl||An employee was using a 4-inch angle router to remove residual weld from a tooling-removal area on an aluminum ring. The angle router kicked and its blade came into contact with a finger on the employee's left hand, causing an open fracture.||Fractures||Hand(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Routers and molders-powered|
|08/10/2020||PDC Development Corporation||Palm Beach||Fl||An employee was loading trash into the back of his truck when he slipped on a trash bag on the ground and fell onto his left hip. The employee sustained a fractured hip requiring surgery.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Trash, garbage|
|28/09/2020||Reed's Weeds and Flower Farm Inc||West Palm Beach||Fl||A coral snake bit an employee. He was hospitalized.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Stings and venomous bites||Venomous snakes|
|21/09/2020||The Talbots Inc||Palm Beach Gardens||Fl||An employee was walking through a store backroom when she slipped and fell on her knee. She was hospitalized for a fractured knee cap that required surgery.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
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