Industrial plows are devices that are used to turn over soil in agricultural, forestry, and mining operations. They can be either front- or side-mounted and are typically driven by a tractor. The main purpose of an industrial plow is to break up the soil so that it can be transported and used for various purposes.
In the agricultural industry, industrial plows are commonly used to turn over soil and clear fields. However, these plows can also cause serious accidents. When these plows are improperly operated or used in hazardous conditions, they can cause injuries and property damage. Here are examples of industrial plows causing accidents
In 2015, an industrial plow operator was killed when his machine overturned while he was working on a field in Pennsylvania.
In 2014, a tractor-trailer carrying an industrial plow overturned on a highway in Texas, killing the driver and two passengers.
In April 2014, an industrial plow caused a crash on I-5 in Washington. The driver was trying to make a U-turn when the plow drove into his lane and crashed into his tractor trailer, causing extensive damage to both vehicles.
In 2013, an industrial plow operator was killed when his machine rolled over on him.
In October 2013, an industrial plow caused a massive explosion at a chemical plant in Texas. The plant was using the plow to clear land for expansion when the blade hit a gas line, causing an explosion that killed two workers and injured 20 others.
In 2012, an industrial plow operator was killed when his machine overturned on a field in eastern Ohio. The machine was pushing a large mound of dirt when it overturned, throwing the operator several feet into the air and killing him instantly.
In 2006, an industrial plow operator was seriously injured when his machine tipped over while he was working on a farm in southern Illinois. The machine had been pushing a large pile of dirt when it tipped over, sending the operator flying into a tree several yards away. He was hospitalized with serious injuries and never returned to work after that incident.
If you have been injured by a plow, it is important to contact an attorney. An attorney can help you seek damages from the offending party or pursue legal action to make sure the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.