Recently, there have been a lot of machinery accidents in Pasadena Texas. In some cases, the accidents were caused by negligent operators. In other cases, the machines just broke down. Regardless of the cause, these accidents can lead to a lot of damage and injuries. It’s important to know how to protect yourself and your property from machinery accidents. If you are ever in a situation where you have been injured as a result of a machinery accident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
There are many manufacturing companies located in Pasadena Texas. Some of these companies include
|Bayport Polymers LLC
Chca Bayshore, L.P.
Kaneka North America LLC
American Acryl Na, LLC
American Acryl L.P.
Dixie Chemical Company, Inc.
|Albemarle Catalysts Company, LP
Control Solutions, Inc.
Nippon Chemical Texas Inc.
Athlon Solutions LLC
Trecora Chemical, Inc.
Recent Major Pasadena TX Machine Related Accidents
Date: March 22, 2023
Summary: A massive fire broke out at the INEOS plant located along Highway 225 in Pasadena. The incident was identified as a “bleve explosion” involving over-the-road tanker trucks used for transporting liquid petroleum gas. During the transfer of the chemical from a tanker to a storage tank, something went wrong, leading to the explosion. One person was hospitalized and was reported to be in stable condition. The fire was eventually extinguished. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting an investigation to determine the source of the fire.
Date: February 13, 2023
Summary: A collision occurred between an 18-wheeler truck and a Union Pacific train near Splendora and Cleveland, northeast of Houston. The crash resulted in the death of the truck driver and the derailment of more than 20 train cars. Union Pacific’s hazmat crews were on site to monitor air quality due to the presence of hazardous materials on the train. Approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel were released from the truck involved in the collision. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation, including whether the horn was blown at the intersection where the collision occurred.
Date: September 30, 2022
Summary: A chemical exposure incident took place at the W.A. Parish Generating Station near Richmond, resulting in six workers being hospitalized and another 100 workers evaluated. The initial reports of ammonia exposure were later corrected, revealing that an overly applied biodegradable cleaner and degreaser caused the exposure. The workers experienced symptoms such as dizziness and difficulty breathing but were released from the hospital the following day. The power plant’s owner, NRG Energy, confirmed that no hazardous materials were released, ensuring there was no danger to the area residents or the public. The specific cause of the incident is currently under investigation, and work in the affected unit of the plant remains suspended until the cause is determined and worker safety is ensured.
Date: February 21, 2020
Summary: A fatal accident occurred at the Bayport Container Terminal in Pasadena while a worker was operating a truck known as a “mule.” The truck is used for loading containers onto ships. Tragically, the entire truck was lifted off the ground by a crane when the container failed to detach, resulting in the worker’s death. The Port of Houston Authority Police launched an investigation to determine the cause of the incident. The identity of the worker has not been released, and multiple agencies were expected to be involved in the investigation.
Date: May 19, 2018
Summary: An explosion occurred at the Kuraray America EVAL facility in Pasadena, injuring 21 workers. The incident took place when a pressure safety valve released ethylene, causing a flash fire during a production process. Among the injured workers, 19 suffered burns and were transported by ambulance to local hospitals, while two others were flown to hospitals for treatment. Fortunately, none of the injuries were life-threatening, and no release of chemicals occurred into the community or atmosphere. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Chemical Safety Board reported no past violations at the site. The cause of the incident was being investigated, and the extent of the damage would require a few days to assess before resuming operations.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|06/11/2021||Multi-Chem Group, LLC||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was staging stainless steel totes on a loading dock ramp. He got off a forklift and walked in front to retrieve a cone when the forklift rolled forward, pinning him against the tote and resulting in a collapsed lung.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|03/11/2021||S& B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was disconnecting an air hose when it whipped around and struck the employee in the lower leg. The leg was broken.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Hoses|
|22/09/2021||Clariant Corporation||Pasadena||Tx||While walking on a designated walkway, a Clariant employee was struck by a construction forklift that was en route to pick up cylinders. The employee sustained soft tissue damage to their lower right leg.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Lower leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|23/08/2021||Suntex Marina Investors, LLC.||Pasadena||Md||An employee was sanding the bottom of a boat when he experienced pain in his chest and left arm. The employee was hospitalized for a cardiac event.||Ischemic heart disease||Heart||Overexertion and bodily reaction||Person-injured or ill worker|
|08/06/2021||Tellepsen Builders, L.P.||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was carrying a push broom down a ladder. The employee slipped and fell backwards, landing on the concrete floor and the push broom. The employee suffered bruised ribs, a broken right arm, and lacerations to the lower lip.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|18/04/2021||Saltgrass SteakHouse||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was cutting croutons and amputated his left index fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|07/04/2021||Trimac Transportation||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was using hot water to clean a vapor recovery line on a cargo tank trailer. As he removed the line, hot water sprayed his left foot, burning the top of the foot.||Heat (thermal) burns||Foot (feet)||Contact with hot objects or substances||Water|
|17/03/2021||EURECAT US, INC.||Pasadena||Tx||An employee tripped on a rug in a break room, falling to the floor and suffering a broken right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Floor coverings- nonstructural|
|05/03/2021||Waste Management||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was opening a door on a roll-off container using the chain. The chain broke and the employee slipped and fell to the ground below, suffering a broken leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Nonclassifiable||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|25/02/2021||JX Nippon Chemical Texas Inc.||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was descending stairs, slipped, and fell approximately four feet, sustaining a compound fracture of the left arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Stairs, steps-outdoors||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|22/02/2021||Sunbelt Supply Co.||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was repositioning a ball valve when the valve closed on the employee's finger, resulting in an amputation to the tip of the employee's right ring finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Valves, nozzles|
|18/02/2021||LMMM #43 Houston, Ltd||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was cutting pork with a meat bandsaw. The saw amputated the tip of his right index finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|06/10/2020||Austin Industrial||Pasadena||Tx||While descending from a crane's deck platform at approximately 68 inches in height, the employee lost balance and fell to the ground. The employee sustained two fractured ribs and a shoulder sprain.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Cranes||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|28/09/2020||Palmer Distribution Services||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was driving a forklift up a ramp. His right hand hit the ramp wall. The first four of his fingers were crushed, and the cutouts on a propane tank he was holding lacerated his hand. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Walls|
|03/09/2020||Trimac Transportation||Pasadena||Tx||An employee was being trained on transferring acid from one tanker truck to another. He was connecting hoses and fittings between the trucks when nitric acid from the open end of one of the lines splashed onto his right arm. The employee was hospitalized for third degree chemical burns to 2.5% of the employee's right arm.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Arm(s)||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Nitric acid|
|19/08/2020||Waste Management||Pasadena||Tx||An employee experienced cramping at the end of his shift. He was hospitalized for dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|25/07/2020||Tansform CO SR Holding LLC||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was placing items into a jewelry safe. When the employee closed the safe door, her left thumb was crushed and partially amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cabinets, cases-display, storage|
|06/07/2020||Palmer Logistics||Pasadena||Texas||An employee dismounted a forklift and the forklift continued to move. As he reached for the parking brake, his leg got caught in the right rear tire and was lacerated. The employee was hospitalized.||Cuts, lacerations||Leg(s)||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|26/06/2020||Walmart, Inc.||South Pasadena||Florida||An employee slipped on spilled hair lotion while stocking products on shelves. The employee fell to the concrete floor and suffered a broken right knee.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Chemical products|
|07/05/2020||Southeastern Grocers, Inc.||South Pasadena||Florida||While ringing out customers, an employee suffered an allergic reaction to latex from the gloves worn by customers.||Other or unspecified allergic reactions||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to other harmful substances||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|17/03/2020||J.D. Abrams, L.P.||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was guiding a suspended conveyor belt by hand as its tension was adjusted. The employee's right-hand fingertips were caught between a plate and the adjustment nuts on the conveyor. The ring and little fingers were partially amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Conveyors-belt|
|29/08/2019||PASADENA SKID & PALLET||Pasadena||Texas||An employee contacted a chain on the automatic nailing machine and it pulled his left middle finger into the sprocket amputating the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|22/08/2019||Kohls||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was walking and carrying pants inside the store when she tripped over another employee's foot. She fractured her left hip and elbow on the ground, requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Co-worker or work associate of injured or ill worker|
|31/07/2019||SER CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, LTD||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was in the center of the street applying marks to the pavement for placement of reflective buttons to mark the lanes. An SUV turned onto the street at a high rate of speed. It dragged the employee before running them over with the front and rear tires. The employee sustained injuries including: an open fracture to the left pelvis; fractured right pelvis; bilateral hip fractures; fractured bones near the eye and cheek bone areas; fractured nose; bruised right lung; bruised liver; and||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Head and trunk||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway||SUV, sports utility vehicle|
|14/07/2019||El Ahorro Supermarket #23||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was cutting meat with the saw machine when the bone slipped and the meat cutter lacerated his left index finger.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|10/07/2019||Schutz Container System||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was carrying two plastic drums/containers when the top one bounced. It pinched and fractured his left thumb between the two containers. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Barrels, drums-except pressurized|
|24/05/2019||Rescar Companies||Pasadena||Texas||Employees were installing a coupler in a rail car. The coupler got stuck to the forks on the forklift and as they were attempting to loosen the coupler, it fell onto an employee's right foot causing an open fracture to the big toe.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Clamps, couplings||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|24/05/2019||Qualawash Holdings LLC||Pasadena||Texas||While cleaning a liquid bulk tank truck, an employee made dermal contact with aniline and was hospitalized for methemoglobinemia.||Anemia and other diseases of the blood and blood forming organs||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Aromatics|
|12/04/2019||Roadway Construction, LLC||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was cleaning out concrete at the bottom of a concrete pump hopper. The pump turned over and caught his fingers, causing partial amputations to two of them. He was hospitalized.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Agitators, mixers-earth, mineral|
|27/03/2019||Schutz Container Systems Inc.||Pasadena||Texas||An employee suffered chemical burns to both arms and legs when her arm entered a container holding caustic residue.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Upper and lower limb(s)||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Chemicals and chemical products|
|21/03/2019||Qualawash Holdings, LLC.||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was flushing a transloading hose with cresylic acid into an intermediate bulk container. The hose slipped out of the tote and splashed residual product on the employee's face, causing burns to his face and eyes.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Multiple face locations||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Chemicals and chemical products|
|16/03/2019||The Lubrizol Corporation||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was about to walk into a control room when the door closed on his right middle finger. He was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle|
|09/03/2019||BMWC Constructors GulfCoast Inc.||Pasadena||Texas||BMWC employees were unloading 18-inch pipe from a trailer and placing it on the ground. The pipe began to roll, trapped an employee's foot, and rolled up onto his leg, breaking his tibia. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by object or equipment rolling freely||Pipes, ducts, tubing|
|07/03/2019||Alamo Concrete Products Company||Pasadena||Texas||An employee fell from the step of a truck to the ground, breaking his right leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|04/03/2019||PCI Nitrogen LLC.||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was checking equipment when he fell from a grating cover 18 feet above ground level. He was hospitalized for a fractured hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Nonclassifiable||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|31/01/2019||C&Y Global||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was working on a machine that crushes brass shells when a part became congested. He was attempting to remove it when the machine's conveyor belt caught his shirt and then his right arm. He was hospitalized with a fractured right arm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Special process machinery||Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts|
|07/01/2019||Performance Contractor Incorporated||Pasadena||Texas||A foreman and his crew were about to take a section of a crane hook and move it into position. The foreman stopped work, noticing something wrong, and the pipe shifted and struck his hands while they were on the handrail. He suffered amputation injuries to his left ring and little fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Nonclassifiable|
|04/01/2019||PPA Industries||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was attempting to remove a piece of cardboard from a conveyor when one of his left-hand fingers was pinched between the bars and the cross member.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Conveyors-powered|
|12/09/2018||Teadit North America, Inc.||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was loading a press machine when another employee suddenly started the machine. The injured employee's left hand was then caught between the press machine, fracturing fingers.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Presses, except printing|
|31/08/2018||Alpha Technical Services||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was testing the gun for a pressure washer when it shot high-pressure water into his hand. He suffered possible tendon damage, water under the skin of three fingers, and abrasions, requiring hospitalization.||Open wounds||Hand(s)||Struck by discharged object or substance||Pressurized water-blast||Power washers|
|07/08/2018||Turbex||Pasadena||Texas||An employee began experiencing cramps while working at a refinery, requiring hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|10/07/2018||Wood Group||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was working with another employee, torqueing the manways on a tower. He came down around 2:30 p.m. due to the weather and went back up around 3:30. Around 4:45 the two finished the job. They came down and walked back to the lunch tent to rest, at which point the employee began vomiting. He was hospitalized for heat-stress-related illness.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|14/06/2018||M&I Electric Industries, Inc.||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was performing maintenance on the load break switches of a 13.8 kV circuit when the employee came into contact with energized equipment and an arc flash occurred. The employee suffered third degree arc flash burns from the shoulders up to the head, requiring hospitalization.||Third or fourth degree electrical burns||Multiple body parts||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|31/05/2018||Mid America Pipeline Inc.||Pasadena||Texas||Employees were putting rebar together with chicken wire at a construction site when one employee became ill and dizzy, requiring hospitalization for heat exhaustion.||Heat exhaustion, prostration||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|23/03/2018||Kaneka North America, LLC.||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was cleaning a screw conveyor and when he lifted a lid to clean underneath it , the conveyor pinched his left-hand fingertips. His index, middle, and ring fingertips were medically amputated. The conveyor was in motion at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-screw, auger|
|15/03/2018||Dow Chemical||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was performing maintenance on a pump. While pressure testing the pump before returning it to service, he was splashed with 93% sulfuric acid, receiving chemical burns to his thigh area and requiring hospitalization.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Thigh(s)||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Sulfuric acid|
|05/03/2018||Affolter Contracting||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was spotting a dozer truck when it ran over the employee's legs, breaking the thighs and legs.||Fractures||Multiple leg locations||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Bulldozers|
|12/02/2018||The Mundy Companies,Inc.||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was cleaning resin from a surface of a 16" globe valve and valve body. The globe valve closed and severed three fingers on the employee's right hand.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Valves, nozzles|
|25/01/2018||Dow Chemical||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was helping to install an engine and screwing in a bolt when the engine slipped off its rigging and smashed his right index finger.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Engines, turbines, except vehicle|
|07/01/2018||SCHUETZ CONTAINER SYSTEMS||Pasadena||Texas||An employee was unjamming a grinder when the blades moved again, cutting and breaking the employee's left ring and middle fingers.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Grinders, abraders|
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