In the past few years, there has been an alarming increase in machinery accidents in Peoria Arizona. What is causing this increase? One reason may be the lack of safety training that many workers receive. Many workers are not familiar with how to properly use or repair machinery, and this can lead to accidents. Another reason may be the increasing use of computer-controlled machines. These machines are difficult to operate without proper training, and this can lead to accidents. If you have been injured as a result of a machinery accident in Peoria Arizona, speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
There are many different types of manufacturing companies located in Peoria, Arizona. These businesses produce a variety of products that are used by consumers and businesses all over the world. Some of the products that these companies produce include: electronics, medical devices, aircraft parts, and automotive parts. Peoria is home to many different manufacturers, and each one has its own unique process and specialization. Here is a closer look at some of the manufacturing companies located in Peoria, Arizona:
The Antigua Group Inc
Taronis Fuels, Inc.
Tyr Tactical, LLC
Younger Brothers Components, Inc.
Firman Power Equipment Inc.
Metal-Weld Specialties, Inc.
|Denmark Sausage Co., Inc.
Designer’s Choice Stainless IV, Inc.
Novembal USA Inc.
Clone Stone Manufacturing, Inc.
Innovative Creations, Inc.
Cohaco Building Specialties, Inc.
From 2020 to 2021, there were a total of 15 reported Peoria Arizona accidents. In each case, the victims suffered serious injuries as a result of the accidents. The most common types of injuries suffered in these accidents include hand injuries and amputations.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|11/10/2021||Liebovich Bros., Inc.||East Peoria||Il||On October 11, 2021, an employee was using a magnet to load a piece of 3/8-inch material onto the entry rollers of a machine. The load fell off the magnet and onto the employee's left foot, breaking multiple toes. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Parts and materials||Hooks, shackles, magnets, clamshells|
|14/09/2021||O'Brien Steel Service Co.||Peoria||Il||At about 3:30 p.m. on September 14, 2021, an employee was riding on the step used to access the cab of a powered industrial vehicle, observing the vehicle's operator for training purposes. The vehicle was traveling through an aisleway of a racking system used to store lengths of steel beams/poles. The employee's right arm struck the steel shelf arms of the racking system resulting in a fractured radius and ulna. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|13/08/2021||Texas Roadhouse||East Peoria||Il||An employee was draining a soak tank. The employee slipped on the back dock, fell into scalding water, and suffered burns to the right leg and foot. The employee was hospitalized.||Heat (thermal) burns||Foot(feet) and leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Tank, bin, vat interiors, n.e.c.|
|06/03/2021||Johnson Bros. Corporation, A Southland Company||Peoria||Il||An employee was standing next to staged formwork, about 3-4 feet high. The formwork shifted and fell on the employee's lower left leg, fracturing the ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Structural elements|
|13/02/2021||Caterpillar Inc.||East Peoria||Il||On February 13, 2021, an employee was using a grinder/sander on a part. The machine lacerated the employee's left wrist.||Cuts, lacerations||Wrist(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Surfacing handtools-powered|
|19/10/2020||Methodist Medical Center of Illinois||Peoria||Il||On October 19, 2020, an employee was cleaning kitchen pots. While emptying a vat, the handle dislodged and boiling water spilled onto the employee and the floor. The employee then tripped over a drain lip and fell onto his back in the hot water that had spilled on the floor. The employee was hospitalized for second degree burns to his legs and hands.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Upper and lower limb(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Grates and drains in floor surface||Water|
|24/04/2020||WILLIAMS BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, INC.||Peoria Heights||Illinois||On April 23, 2020, an employee was operating a demolition saw at a construction worksite. On April 24, 2020, the employee was hospitalized for a ruptured aorta and required surgery.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|14/04/2020||Roecker's, Inc. dba Roecker Cabinets||Peoria||Illinois||At about 9:30 a.m. on April 14, 2020, an employee was operating a table saw when it cut his hand. He was hospitalized.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|17/03/2020||CROSSMARK, INC.||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was carrying a tray with parts soaking in it when the employee slipped and fell on the concrete floor. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured hip that required surgery.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|27/02/2020||AAA Galvanizing - Peoria, Inc. dba AZZ Galvanizing||Peoria||Illinois||On February 27, 2020, at approximately 6:40AM, an employee was unhooking a load of galvanized steel from a crane when his right pinky finger was caught between the hook and the galvanized steel crushing the fingertip. The employee was hospitalized for surgery to remove the crushed fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cranes||Metal materials-nonstructural|
|21/02/2020||Dan Waibel Designer Builder, LLC||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was dismantling a scaffold while working on an elevated platform that was lifted on the forks of a telehandler forklift and was equipped with a steel guardrail system. The employee was working from one side of the platform and slid a 24-foot aluminum scaffold platform from the wall bracket onto the top of the guardrail. The scaffold platform pivoted on the guardrail and fell 12 feet to the ground below. The employee was holding onto the platform as it fell and was ejected from the pl||Fractures (except skull fractures) and concussions||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c||Scaffolds-staging|
|22/01/2020||Versa Press, Inc.||East Peoria||Illinois||On January 21, 2020, at around 3:00 PM, an employee was fixing a printing press when his right hand fingers were caught between the belt and pulley resulting in lacerations to the index and middle fingers. The middle fingertip was surgically amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Presses-printing|
|17/09/2019||Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was operating a machine when the ram brushed his gloved right hand. He was startled and extended his fingers. The fourth fingertip on his right hand was then run over by the roller wheel on the ram head, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Machinery|
|29/07/2019||Ameren Illinois||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was working on a portable sub-station with a battery and transformer when the employee suffered an electrical shock, burns, and a fall that required hospitalization.||Electrical burns||Nonclassifiable||Direct exposure to electricity||Electric parts|
|24/07/2019||Unity Point Methodist||Peoria||Illinois||On July 24, 2019, at 10:00 p.m., an employee suffered an anaphylactic reaction to honey while sitting next to someone eating honey-flavored cereal.||Anaphylactic shock, anaphylaxis||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to other harmful substances||Food products|
|22/06/2019||Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was using a scoop to clean grit from a lube box on a draw machine when his gloved left hand was caught by a running wire. He suffered a left middle finger injury and a left ring fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Extruding, injecting, forming, molding machinery|
|31/05/2019||P.J. HOERR, INC.||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was working on a scaffold 3 feet off the ground when the employee lost footing and slipped, causing the employee's arm to come down onto the frame of the scaffold. The underside of the employee's arm caught the scaffold pin, causing a 3- to 4-inch laceration that required sutures and hospitalization.||Cuts, lacerations||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|09/05/2019||Caterpillar, Inc.||East Peoria||Illinois||On May 9, 2019, an employee was performing a tool change on a quenching press and suffered multiple fractures to their left arm when their left arm was caught between the tooling on the hydraulic cylinder and the base plate.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Presses, except printing|
|05/04/2019||Advocate Aurora Health System||Peoria||Illinois||On April 5, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., an employee was walking to their car, tripped over a rolling computer bag and fell. The employee sustained fractures to the left foot, ankle, and lower leg.||Fractures||Multiple lower extremities locations||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Computer and laptop cases|
|07/02/2019||Superior Consolidated Industries, Inc.||East Peoria||Illinois||On February 7, 2019, an employee was operating a hoist controller to remove chain slack during hook storage. The employee's left hand held the hoist chain in place while the hook was secured to an I-beam. The employee attached the hoist hook to the storage bar and tightened the slack so the hook would not swing. While tightening the slack, the employee's left little finger was caught between the hoist chain and the I-beam, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Material and personnel handling machinery||Beams-unattached metal|
|15/01/2019||Professional Therapy Services, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||On January 15, 2019, at 8:45 a.m., an employee was walking into work from where she parked on the street when she slipped and fell, striking her head on the icy sidewalk. She was hospitalized with a fractured occipital bone.||Fractures||Skull||Fall on same level due to slipping||Sidewalk, path, outdoor walkway-paved||Ice, sleet, snow|
|02/09/2018||AECOM, Inc.||East Peoria||Illinois||An employee was using a hoist to change a cooling liquid bag filter on a machine when the strap broke, causing the filter's metal strainer to come down on the employee's left hand and amputate the left middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Machine and appliance parts||Overhead hoists|
|29/08/2018||CATERPILLAR, INC.||East Peoria||Illinois||On August 29, 2018, at 9:36 a.m., an employee had just returned a two-step stool to its storage location after using it. When she turned around, she tripped on the stool and fell on the floor. She was hospitalized with a bone fracture.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Step ladders|
|25/08/2018||Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was working on a slide gate at the bottom of a ladle. The employee was lancing the bottom of the ladle to open it up when the oxygen lance leaked oxygen into his glove. A spark then ignited the glove on the employee's left hand, burning it.||Heat (thermal) burns||Hand(s)||Nonstructural fire, n.e.c.||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|10/07/2018||PAR Electrical Contractors, INC||East Peoria||Illinois||An employee suffered heat-related illness while prepping a site for utility pole installations, requiring hospitalization.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|05/07/2018||CATERPILLAR, INC.||East Peoria||Illinois||On July 5, 2018, an employee was guiding a gear into a gearbox. The employee's right middle finger was caught between the gear and the gearbox, resulting in the amputation of the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Engine parts and accessories||Transmission-vehicle|
|27/06/2018||Envoy Air, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||An employee suffered a hernia rupture while loading bags from a conveyor onto a plane, requiring hospitalization and surgery.||Hernias due to traumatic incidents||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Overexertion in lifting-single episode||Suitcases, baggage, luggage|
|18/05/2018||Ameren Illinois Company||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was climbing out of an open air electrical vault. As the employee reached to gain access out of the vault, the manhole grate door became dislodged and fell onto the employee's right arm, fracturing it.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Manhole and cistern covers|
|17/05/2018||Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was adjusting a blow molding milk container machine when it closed on and smashed the employee's right pinky, resulting in hospitalization and surgery.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Plastic injection molding machinery|
|15/05/2018||CATERPILLAR, INC.||East Peoria||Illinois||An employee drove a tractor to a paint load station, stood up, and was about to begin sanding an area of the tractor when the employee tripped and fell approximately 2 feet to the tractor tracks, before rolling and falling approximately 4 more feet to the concrete below. The employee was hospitalized.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Tractor||Floor, n.e.c.|
|27/04/2018||O'Brien Steel Service Co.||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was using an overhead crane to stack steel beams in the beam yard when the employee's left ring and pinky fingers were smashed between two beams, requiring hospitalization and surgery.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Beams-unattached metal|
|27/02/2018||Superior Consolidated Industries, Inc.||East Peoria||Illinois||On February 27, 2018, at approximately 7:00 a.m., an employee was performing maintenance on a conveyor line when his fingers were caught between a pulley and belt, resulting in a left ring fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Conveyors-belt|
|01/02/2018||SMG||Peoria||Illinois||On February 1, 2018, two employees were unloading equipment from a truck. The injured employee was pulling the equipment while a coworker pushed from the other side. The equipment's casters were caught on the edge of the ramp and the equipment tipped over, falling on top of the injured employee, resulting in a back injury that required hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Nonclassifiable||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|28/08/2017||Caterpillar, Inc.||East Peoria||Illinois||An employee was flipping an approximately 100-pound part on a parts tub/table when his finger was smashed and partially amputated between the part and the table.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Parts and materials||Tables, worktables|
|19/08/2017||Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||After working a double shift in the mill, an employee felt ill and was hospitalized for dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|15/08/2017||Ameren Illinois Company||Peoria||Illinois||On August 15, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., an employee tripped over a computer mouse cord and fell, fracturing her left tibia. She was hospitalized.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Power cords, electrical cords, extension cords|
|03/07/2017||KOMATSU AMERICA CORP.||Peoria||Illinois||On July 3, 2017, at approximately 7:10 AM, in the welding area, an employee was pushing his toolbox to the desired work area. At the time the employee was pushing his tool box there was a prybar sticking out beyond the side of the toolbox. The employee ran into a crane rail structure, crushing the employee's left pinky and ring fingers.||Crushing injuries||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Boxes, crates, cartons||Cranes|
|19/06/2017||Langston Bag of Peoria, LLC||Peoria||Illinois||On June 19, 2017,around 6:45 p.m., an employee was adjusting a paper tubing machine when his left hand was caught and lacerated between two rollers. He was hospitalized and had surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Paper production machinery|
|09/05/2017||Dr. Pepper Snapple Group||Peoria||Illinois||An employee had walked out of a store where he was doing a product reset when he was shot in the parking lot by unknown assailants. He suffered gun shot wounds to the right arm, back, and buttock.||Gunshot wounds||Multiple body parts||Shooting by other person-intentional||Assailant, suspect||Firearm|
|08/05/2017||Wright Tree Service, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||On May 8, 2017, around 9:00 a.m., an employee was cutting tree limbs away from power lines. He was repositioning himself in the tree 45- to 60-feet high when the limb he was tied off to broke and he fell to the ground. He was hospitalized with a collapsed lung, pelvic injuries, and back injuries that required surgery.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Trees, logs, limbs|
|21/04/2017||Archer Daniels Midland||Peoria||Illinois||While installing a belt driven motor assembly an employee's finger was caught between a belt and the sheave resulting in a laceration to the little finger on his right hand. The employee was admitted to the hospital in preparation for surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Pumps|
|07/04/2017||Keystone Steel and Wire, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was attempting to repair the welding machine with a pair of pliers when the pliers became caught and pulled the employee's hand into the machine, partially amputating the left ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Welding machinery||Pliers, tongs|
|16/03/2017||UnityPoint Health - Proctor||Peoria||Illinois||An employee slipped on a large patch of ice in the parking deck and fell striking his head. The employee was hospitalized for a concussion and short term memory loss.||Concussions||Brain||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot-paved||Ice, sleet, snow|
|28/02/2017||O'Brien Steel Service Co.||Peoria||Illinois||The employee was using an air wand to spray off excess shot from the steel beam. The steel beam rolled over onto the tip of his right middle finger causing a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by object or equipment rolling freely||Beams-unattached metal|
|17/02/2017||Unitypoint Health Systems||Peoria||Illinois||An employee was called to provide assistance with controlling a patient. During the struggle, the employee suffered a heart attack.||Myocardial infarction (heart attack)||BODY SYSTEMS||Injured by physical contact with person while restraining, subduing-unintentional||Patient|
|06/01/2017||LIEBOVICH BROS., INC.||East Peoria||Illinois||While checking the surface quality of steel at the automatic blanking line, an employee fell into the shear bed area of the platform. The shear bed hold-downs then clamped onto the employee's left middle and ring fingers, fracturing them.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Fall, slip, trip||Nonclassifiable|
|14/09/2016||OSF Healthcare System||Peoria||Illinois||On or about September 14, 2016, an employee was a passenger in the company shuttle bus, commuting from the employee parking lot to the building. The company shuttle bus quickly braked to avoid another vehicle and the employee slid forward, striking her left abdomen on the seat in front of her.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Sudden start or stop, roadway||Bus||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|26/07/2016||Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.||Peoria||Illinois||On or about July 26, 2016, an employee was operating a crane magnet while moving four steel billets. The employee lifted two billets from the south end to connect the C-channel to the billets when the force of the magnet caught his hand between the C-channel and the 50-pound billets, fracturing his left thumb.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Structural metal materials||Metal sheets, ingots, bars-nonstructural|
|15/06/2016||CATERPILLAR, INC.||East Peoria||Illinois||On or about June 15, 2016, an employee was moving a nylon board to the assembly table and in the processed pinched her left index finger resulting in a partial amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Parts and materials||Tables, worktables|
|09/06/2016||Hinckley Springs||East Peoria||Illinois||An employee was entering a laboratory at a customer's location to deliver drinking water when a gust of wind and the pressurization of the laboratory caused the door to close on the employee's right pinky finger, amputating the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle||High winds, gusts, turbulence|
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Based on the above reports, it is clear that there are a number of dangers associated with machinery accidents in Peoria, Arizona. If you or someone you know has been involved in such an accident, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and options and fight for the compensation you deserve.