Philadelphia machinery accidents can be seriously injurious to both workers and consumers. In some cases, the injuries sustained from these accidents can be life-altering, resulting in significant monetary losses. Philadelphia has experienced a high number of machinery accidents in recent years. In fact, the city ranks second in the nation for machinery accidents per 100,000 workers. This is likely due to the high concentration of industrial and manufacturing facilities in the city. If you are in a machinery accident, make sure to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. They can help you understand your rights and options.
The Philadelphia region is home to a number of manufacturing companies, including:
|The Kraft Heinz Company
United States Steel Corp
PPG Industries, Inc.
Crown Holdings Inc.
|Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
Te Connectivity Corporation
Niagara Holdings, Inc.
Machinery accidents can occur at any time and in any place. In Philadelphia, machinery accidents are not uncommon.
If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Philadelphia, contact a machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you file a claim and protect your rights.
Below is a list of some machinery accidents that have occurred in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|13/11/2021||Intelligrated Systems, LLC||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was performing preventive maintenance on a conveyor. It suddenly started while he was inside the belt, and the slats caused multiple fractures to his upper and lower leg.||Fractures||Multiple leg locations||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|12/11/2021||NAZARETH HOSPITAL||Philadelphia||Pa||On November 12, 2021, a nurse slipped on a wet floor, fell, and fractured her right wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Liquids|
|09/11/2021||Caliber Collision||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was stepping down from a framing machine when they fell from a step stool to the ground, resulting in a lower leg fracture.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|07/11/2021||University of Pennsylvania Health System||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee fell from a ladder onto the ground, resulting in broken ribs and contusions.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|01/11/2021||Samuels and Son Seafood Co.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was using a fish skinning machine. The machine caught the employee's left hand, causing ligament damage and partial degloving.||Avulsions, enucleations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Butchering machinery|
|23/10/2021||Thomas Jefferson University Hospital||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was coming down a 6-foot portable ladder. He fell from a lower rung and hit his head on the concrete floor 1 to 2 feet below, suffering a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Movable ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|21/10/2021||First Student||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was walking up steps into a school when she tripped and fell. At the same time, someone was opening a door to the school and she hit her face on the door. The employee suffered a shoulder injury and a neck fracture that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall on same level while climbing stairs, steps, or curbs||Stairs, steps-outdoors|
|05/10/2021||Penn Medicine Rittenhouse||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee extinguished a coffee pot fire and was later hospitalized for difficulty breathing and respiratory irritation.||Other respiratory system symptoms-toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Small-scale (limited) fire||Beverage heating and percolating equipment and appliances|
|24/09/2021||U.S. Facilities Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was exposed to sewage while removing and replacing a sewer pipe. The employee became ill and was hospitalized.||Influenza-novel||Lung(s), pleura||Exposure to other harmful substances||Sewage|
|18/09/2021||A.T. Chadwick Company, Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||A heat exchanger fell on top of an employee's legs resulting in a crushing injury.||Crushing injuries||Leg(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances|
|09/09/2021||Procacci Brothers Sales Corp.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was stepping onto an electric pallet jack when it activated, jerked, and pinned his leg against a stack of pallets. He suffered a compound fracture to the lower left leg, at the ankle, and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Containers-variable restraint, n.e.c.|
|27/08/2021||MTHT LLC||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was connecting steel while 20 feet above the ground when they fell off the beam, resulting in injuries that required hospitalization.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Girders, beams, structural steel||Nonclassifiable|
|06/08/2021||Independence Construction Co.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was using a chipper when it clogged with brush. The employee lifted the cover off the flywheel to clear the jam. The flywheel struck the cover and knocked it off its hinges. The cover then struck the employee in the head causing a concussion and facial lacerations.||Concussions||Brain||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Caps, lids, covers||Chippers|
|29/07/2021||TransForce, Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was removing the back gate of a flat bed truck fitted with a removeable fence. The employee fell from the loading dock less than 4 feet to the ground. The employee later collapsed in the parking lot when trying to leave for the day and was hospitalized.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|29/07/2021||Averitt Express, Corp.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was exiting his truck when he was struck by a vehicle, resulting in a fractured left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Pedestrian vehicular incident||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|22/07/2021||GoBrands Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was shot while on break.||Gunshot wounds||Nonclassifiable||Shooting by other person-unintentional||Person, other than injured or ill worker||Firearm|
|08/07/2021||Advance Auto Parts, Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was delivering parts in a customer's store when he tripped over a chair and fell to the floor sustaining a fractured hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Chairs|
|01/07/2021||Rite Aid||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was reaching for an item on an upper shelf when she fell to the ground, resulting in a leg fracture and head laceration.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|23/06/2021||Flowers Foods, Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was cleaning a baking machine with a water hose when their left index finger got caught within a chain and sprocket that was driving the machine's conveyor, resulting in amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Heating and cooking machinery and appliances|
|07/06/2021||Rite Aid Pennsylvania, Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was working at the main register when she fell to the floor and lost consciousness. There was an issue with the air conditioner at the time.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|25/05/2021||Tony Origlio, Inc||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was lowering a pallet from the second shelf of the warehouse storage rack using a forklift. The pallet struck the wire frame shelf that it was on and knocked the horizontal bar on the rack down. The employee was putting the bar back on the rack when it fell and amputated their finger against the wire frame shelf.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Shelves, shelving||Racks-garment and other|
|24/04/2021||Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia||Philadelphia||Pa||A casino cash box was dropped on an employee's left foot. The employee was hospitalized, suffering from foot swelling and the exacerbation of a pre-existing condition.||Swelling, inflammation, irritation-nonspecified injury||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Boxes, crates, cartons|
|11/04/2021||Sysco Philadelphia, LLC||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was moving a triple pallet truck near a concrete curb in a warehouse. When the truck reversed, it pinned the employee's right leg against the curb. The employee suffered fractures to the lower leg and was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Curbs|
|01/04/2021||McAllister Towing of Philadelphia, Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was using a tugboat to winch the barge. While the employee was winching the barge, the winch handle spun backward and struck the employee's right wrist, resulting in a compound fracture of the wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle||Tugboat, towboat||Drums, pulleys, sheaves|
|24/03/2021||NBC Philadelphia Merchants||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee suffered an open fracture to the right middle fingertip. The fingertip was partially amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|13/03/2021||Mitra QSR KNE, LLC.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was cleaning the floor with a bucket of water that contained oven cleaner instead of floor cleaner. Some of the water spilled onto the employee's feet, resulting in chemical burns.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Foot (feet)||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Drain and oven cleaners|
|12/03/2021||Deer Meadows Operating, LLC.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee fell to the floor in a deep freezer. The employee suffered a compression fracture to a lower-back vertebra.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Fall on same level||Floor|
|09/03/2021||Barry-Wehmiller Papersystems International, Inc.||Phillips||Wi||On March 9, 2021, a CNC machine operator suffered a laceration and fracture to the left hand/arm. The employee's little finger was surgically amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|04/03/2021||Urban Outfitters, Inc||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was on an A-frame ladder fixing an electrical wire on an HVAC unit in a ceiling. The employee was holding onto the unit with their left hand when the employee was shocked with 480V of electricity. The employee let go of the unit and fell 6 feet from the ladder. In the midst of falling, the employee hit their head on a metal work station. The employee was hospitalized for two skull fractures, burns to three fingers on their left hand and one finger on their right hand, and unspecified||Fractures and burns||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Step ladders||Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances|
|02/03/2021||Fairmount Behavioral Health System||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was attempting to calm a patient when the patient pushed the employee. The employee fell and struck their head on a door jamb. The employee was hospitalized.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Patient|
|18/02/2021||USPS||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was loading a postal truck in a docking area. His foot slipped on a wet piece of metal and he suffered a broken leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Water|
|09/02/2021||VICINITY ENERGY BOSTON, INC.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was moving a valve in the floor that had a handle wheel in the top. When he pulled it, the handle wheel spun and smashed his hand against a piece of metal angle iron, resulting in amputation of his right index fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Valves, nozzles|
|04/02/2021||GREENWICH TERMINALS LLC||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee attempted to make a U-turn while driving a yard horse when a reach stacker machine impacted the yard horse, resulting in an injury to the employee's right leg that required hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Nonroadway collision with other vehicle||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|02/02/2021||Bridgewater General Contracting||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was using a circular saw to cut a wood board. The saw partially amputated the employee's left ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|22/01/2021||VisionCorps Philadelphia - Independence Industries||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was lubricating a window punch machine. The machine activated and amputated the tip of his index finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Machinery|
|15/01/2021||AMERICAN AIRLINES||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee slipped in standing water and fell to the ground, suffering a broken femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Water|
|14/01/2021||Northeast Building Products LLC.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was assembling a window on a glazing table. His right little fingertip was pinched between two metal guide bars that met at a 90-degree angle. The fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|12/01/2021||Procacci Brothers Sales Corp.||Philadelphia||Pa||A temporary employee was struck by an electric pallet jack while walking in a hallway. The employee suffered leg and ankle injuries.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Pallet jack-powered|
|19/10/2020||Greenwich Terminals LLC||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was guiding a hoist to pick up a connex box. The twist lock came off the shipping container and struck the employee in the head causing a broken nose. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Nose, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Fasteners||Overhead hoists|
|16/10/2020||United States Postal Service||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was putting money into a safe. While closing the door, the locking mechanism amputated her thumb tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cabinets, cases-display, storage|
|15/10/2020||Southwark Metal Manufacturing Co.||Philadelphia||Pa||While walking to the lobby, an employee slipped and fell on a wet tile floor. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured kneecap.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor||Liquids|
|08/10/2020||The Able Group, Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was installing low-voltage electrical wiring and conduit from a scissor lift about 25 feet high. The overhead door was opened from outside and hit the lift, causing the employee to fall 20-25 feet and suffer possible broken bones.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Garage doors|
|28/09/2020||Dietz & Watson||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was standing on the forks of a ride-on electric pallet jack which were raised approximately 9-12 inches from the floor to retrieve a box that was approximately six feet from ground level. The employee's knee gave out and the employee fell to the ground hitting the forks of the pallet jack in the process. The employee sustained a possible pelvic fracture.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Pallet jack-powered||Floor, n.e.c.|
|28/09/2020||DRS||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was stung by a bee, lost consciousness, and fell, hitting their head.||Other or unspecified allergic reactions||BODY SYSTEMS||Stings and venomous bites||Bees, hornets, wasps|
|24/09/2020||Dietz & Watson||Philadelphia||Pa||After finishing work on a fence, an employee started picking up tools to put them in a golf-cart. The employee was in front of the golf-cart when it struck her. She sustained several fractures including a broken leg and ankle that required surgical repair.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area||Golf cart, personnel transport cart|
|23/09/2020||Friends Hospital||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was walking through the outdoor courtyard when she fell to the floor and fractured her tibia and fibula. She was hospitalized and required surgery.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level||Floor|
|23/09/2020||Associated Specialist Contracting Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was injured while guiding a buggy cart that was coming down a ramp. The buggy cart got away and struck his leg. The employee was hospitalized for a fractured leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|22/09/2020||FedEx||Philadelphia||Pa||An employee was attempting to reconnect a pin that holds a transition deck to a commander unit when his right index finger was caught between the two pieces of equipment resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Nonclassifiable|
|22/09/2020||Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians||Philadelphia||Ms||An employee tripped over the threshold of a door and fell striking their forehead on the floor. The employee sustained a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Floor irregularity|
|21/09/2020||USPS NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER||Philadelphia||Pa||At 3:00 a.m. on September 21, 2020, an employee was unloading a trailer. The employee's right foot was caught and lacerated between a pallet jack and the wall of the trailer. The employee was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Foot (feet)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Trailers|
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