Machinery accidents are a common occurrence in the construction and manufacturing industries. While the majority of these accidents are caused by human error, machinery can also be to blame. In 2017, the City of Portland recorded 15 machinery accidents. In 2016, the city reported 12 accidents. The rate of accidents has decreased steadily since 2013 when there were 33 accidents. This is likely due to increased safety and training measures by Oregon companies.
There are many manufacturing companies located in Portland Oregon. Some of these companies include
|Columbia Sportswear Company
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Ajinomoto North America Holdings, Inc.
Vigor Industrial LLC
Esco Group LLC
Blount International, Inc.
Adidas North America, Inc.
|Adidas America, Inc.
PCC Structurals, Inc.
Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc.
United States Bakery
R. B. Pamplin Corporation
These companies bring a tremendous amount of economic activity to the city and contribute to its overall prosperity.
In Portland Oregon, machinery accidents can happen at any time. Some of the most common types of accidents that occur with machinery include: motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, and manufacturing plant accidents.
If you have been injured in a machinery accident in the Portland Oregon area, contact an experienced Portland Oregon machinery accident lawyer. A skilled attorney can help you navigate the complex legal system and get the compensation you deserve.
Here are some of the machinery accidents that have occurred in Portland Oregon:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|01/11/2021||T W Enterprises, Inc Tree & Landscape Co,||Portland||Me||An employee was picking up tree limbs from the side of a road. A skid steer went out of control and pinned the employee against a chipper table. The employee suffered severe swelling, bruising, a broken kneecap, and a back injury.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle on side of road||Skid steer loaders, mini loaders|
|22/10/2021||Portland Yacht Services, Inc.||Portland||Me||An employee was removing a mast from a boat. A line parted and the mast swung, pinching and amputating the employee's left little finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by object or equipment||Water vehicle|
|28/07/2021||NorDx Laboratory||Portland||Me||A cart full of lead-lined sheetrock tipped over as it was being moved. Two employees were trapped under it; one suffered several broken ribs and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|21/07/2021||Sundance Mfg. Inc.||Portland||Or||An employee was performing maintenance and repair work on a boat. When the boat was started up, it caught fire and exploded. The employee suffered second-degree burns to the face, hands, and legs.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Explosion or fire on water vehicle||Water vehicle|
|18/07/2021||MTM Acquisitions, Inc.||South Portland||Me||An employee was delivering a newspaper. The employee's car started rolling and the employee was run over by the car as he tried to stop it. The employee sustained a broken clavicle and a fractured left ankle.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Automobile|
|02/06/2021||Scott Air Condition||Portland||Tx||An employee was replacing an air compressor. The employee was heating the tubing with a torch when the oil residue from the tube flashed and contacted the employee's face area. The employee's face cover caught fire, and the employee suffered first-degree burns to the face and chest. The employee was hospitalized.||First degree heat (thermal) burns||Head and trunk||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Coal, natural gas, petroleum fuels and products||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|15/04/2021||Vigor Marine, LLC.||Portland||Or||An employee was walking to lunch. The employee used the elevator to transit from their office down to the break area. The employee tripped and fell to the floor. The fall resulted in injury to their hip.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Floor|
|09/10/2020||Maine Fisheries, LLC||Portland||Me||An employee was working near the edge of a pier and fell off the pier approximately 20 feet into the water. During the fall, the employee struck a barrier in the water. The employee sustained a fractured pelvis, a fractured right middle finger, fractured ribs, and a punctured lung.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Piers, wharfs||Water bodies-natural|
|08/10/2020||PODS Moving & Storage||South Portland||Me||As a PIT was backing up, it hit an employee, knocked him to the ground, and ran over his foot. The employee was hospitalized with a compound fracture of the foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|29/09/2020||Fedex Freight||Portland||Me||An employee suffered five broken toes while delivering a package. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|24/06/2020||Harbor Freight Tools||South Portland||Maine||While unloading a truck, an employee fell to the ground from the back of the truck. The employee was hospitalized with multiple contusions.||Bruises, contusions||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|10/06/2020||U.S. Postal Service||Portland||Oregon||An employee suffered a twisted leg while delivering mail.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Leg(s)||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|14/04/2020||Quanta Pipeline Services, Inc||Portland||Texas||An employee was climbing the steps of the compactor roller and fell to the ground. The employee sustained fractures to the right ankle, fibula, and tibia.||Fractures||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Rollers, compactors-construction||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|16/01/2020||GUNDERSON MARINE||Portland||Oregon||An employee was performing preservation work on a new construction hatch door when the 400-pound hatch door closed on the employee's left hand. The impact crushed the employee's left ring and middle fingertips and resulted in an amputation of the employee's left middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Entrances and exits|
|24/06/2019||BENCHMARK||Portland||Maine||An employee fell approximately 30 to 40 feet out of a scissor lift while painting, hitting the ground and suffering broken bones.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|06/06/2019||HardRock Directional Drilling, LLC||Portland||Texas||An employee was assisting with removing the chain tongs from the drill string. The chain struck his finger and pinched it against the drill head. The employee was hospitalized with a broken finger. The employee was wearing impact gloves.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Oil drilling rigs and machinery|
|03/05/2019||AWS, INC.||South Portland||Maine||An employee operating a pallet jack turned a corner and his foot was caught between a rack and the pallet jack. The employee sustained a fracture to the top of the left foot and fractured toes.||Fractures||Multiple foot (feet) locations||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|13/02/2019||UPS||Portland||Maine||An employee was returning to his truck after making a delivery, slipped, and fell to the ground breaking a hip. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|14/01/2019||Berlin City Auto Group - Honda||South Portland||Maine||An employee was using a tire machine and attempted to see if the tire was coming off the rim. The spinning tire then amputated the employee's fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Special process machinery|
|08/01/2019||MTM Acquisitions, Inc.||South Portland||Maine||An employee's hand was caught in a printing press roller. The employee suffered an open fracture of the right thumb and a partial amputation of the thumb tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Presses-printing|
|13/07/2018||Voestalpine Texas LLC||Portland||Texas||An employee was conducting quality assurance work on a conveyor belt where maintenance was being conducted when he placed his hand on the conveyor rail and the roller pinched his left pinky finger, resulting in a partial amputation/avulsion. The roller was unguarded at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-belt|
|02/07/2018||APHIS, WILDLIFE SERVICES||Portland||Oregon||An employee was opening a gate and trying to put his vehicle in park when the vehicle started to roll. He tried to stop it and his left foot was caught under the tire. The vehicle then rolled over his left leg and pelvis, crushing and bruising them.||Crushing injuries||Multiple body parts||Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle||Vehicle|
|25/06/2018||OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE INC||Portland||Maine||An employee fell between a trailer and a loading dock, suffering a laceration to the left shin.||Cuts, lacerations||Lower leg(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet||Existing floor opening||Nonclassifiable|
|15/05/2018||First Choice||Portland||Texas||An employee was helping another employee carry an abandoned couch out to the dumpster when he stepped off the curb backwards and broke his ankle, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Climbing or stepping up or down-single episode||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker|
|20/04/2018||Casco Bay Steel Structures, Inc.||South Portland||Maine||An employee was working on a steel beam that was sitting on a work bench when a chain from a crane (being operated by a different employee) hit the beam, knocking it off the bench. The beam fell on the employee's left foot, resulting in a foot amputation.||Amputations||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Beams-unattached metal||Cranes|
|10/04/2018||Pyramid Checks & Printing||Portland||Maine||An employee was operating a web press. He was attempting to wipe up an ink bloat with a shop rag when the rag became caught in the press ink rollers, which then pulled his right hand into the rollers. He suffered lacerations and a broken middle finger, requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Presses-printing||Textiles, n.e.c.|
|08/04/2018||Voestalpine Texas, LLC||Portland||Texas||An employee was found trapped in a conveyor belt system. The employee suffered abrasions to the right side of the head, right shoulder, and upper right back; ruptured ear drums; and left knee pain.||Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders, n.e.c.||Multiple body parts||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Conveyors-belt|
|06/02/2018||C&W Services||Portland||Maine||An employee was working on a lighting issue while standing on a step ladder. As he climbed down the ladder, he missed the last rung and fell to the pavement, hitting his head and suffering a concussion that required hospitalization.||Concussions||Brain||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders|
|22/09/2017||Portland Regency Hotel & Spa||Portland||Maine||An employee was demonstrating how to use an ice cream machine to a new employee when her finger entered a hole in the machine, amputating her fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|20/07/2017||Maine Medical Center||Portland||Maine||An employee was entering an operating room when the swinging doors caught and amputated the employee's pinky fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle|
|02/06/2017||Lexicon, Inc.||Portland||Texas||An employee was helping to transfer a load from a crane to a chain fall when the load shifted and partially landed on the employee's foot, breaking bones and requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Nonclassifiable|
|06/05/2017||Specialty Finishes||Portland||Oregon||An employee had just installed a paint mixing paddle onto a drill. He then picked up the drill with his right hand while he held the paddle with his left. He contacted the trigger, engaging the drill. The drill turned quickly, wrapping this left hand around the drill. His middle and ring fingers were amputated below the distal joint.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Drills-powered|
|02/05/2017||ULTRA-POLY CORPORATION||Portland||Pennsylvania||An employee was working on an extruder when his glove became caught in the machine. The extruder then pulled his hand in and amputated a fingertip. The machine was not locked out at the time.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Extruding machinery||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|14/03/2017||Delhaize America||South Portland||Maine||An employee was assisting another employee with shoveling snow and suffered a heart attack.||Myocardial infarction (heart attack)||BODY SYSTEMS||Multiple types of overexertion involving outside sources||Shovels||Ice, sleet, snow|
|27/02/2017||PARADIGM Operating Company, LLC||Portland||Maine||An employee was removing excess material from the blade of the 90 degree saw and amputated the right ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|13/02/2017||Seabreeze Property Services, Inc.||Portland||Maine||An employee was operating a skid steer to remove snow during a snowstorm when he felt something in the blades of the skid steer. He shut down the PTO switch, got out, and attempted to retrieve the object. During this process, his coat pulled the PTO switch back to the on position, and the equipment caught his glove and then hand, amputating his left index fingertip below the first joint.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Skid steer loaders, mini loaders||Suits, coats, jackets|
|30/01/2017||Casco Bay Steel Structures, Inc.||South Portland||Maine||An employee was removing a steel cross brace from a steel I beam. The crane hook was not centered over the brace and when the brace came free, it struck the employee in the leg and head. The employee suffered a leg contusion and was hospitalized for blood clots that developed in his leg.||Bruises, contusions||Leg(s)||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Structural metal materials||Cranes|
|17/01/2017||Above and Beyond LLC||South Portland||Maine||An employee was cutting shingles with a manual shingle cutter and amputated the left index fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by handheld object or equipment, n.e.c.||Cutting handtools-nonpowered|
|11/01/2017||L.L. BEAN, INC.||Portland||Maine||An employee was leaving work at the end of the shift, slipped on black ice, and fell fracturing the left ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|24/10/2016||United Parcel Service, Inc.||South Portland||Maine||An employee slipped/tripped on an uneven surface while descending the front steps of a residence and fell breaking her hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Sidewalk, path, outdoor walkway-paved||Floor coverings- nonstructural|
|05/10/2016||Strategic Construction, LTD.||Portland||Texas||An employee was coming down a ladder when he slipped and fell approximately 9 ft. injuring his left leg and arm and requiring hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Movable ladders|
|08/09/2016||Vigor Fab LLC||Portland||Oregon||An employee was getting ready to weld a fabricated steel panel when he stepped into a precut lightening hole and fell, breaking his patella and requiring surgery.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet||Existing floor opening|
|25/07/2016||Rufus Deering Lumber Co.||Portland||Maine||An employee was closing a chain-link gate when his middle fingertip became caught in the gate roller and was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Gates|
|30/06/2016||Ultra-Poly Corporation||Portland||Pennsylvania||An employee was working in the electric panel of a rotor machine when an arc flash occurred. The employee received burns on both arms and the face. The electric power was not locked out at the time of the incident.||Electrical burns||Multiple body parts||Direct exposure to electricity||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|16/05/2016||Vigor Fab LLC||Portland||Oregon||On Monday, May 16, 2016, at 2:35 p.m., an employee was helping two coworkers and a forklift driver stack wood beams. The driver was holding the forks (which carried 20-foot planks) level. The planks were banded together, and the employee and his coworkers were removing the bands. As they were helping to move the last banded bundle, the load shifted and the final band broke. The planks fell on top of the employee's right leg/foot area, breaking his ankle in two places.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Wood, lumber||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|13/04/2016||NICHOLS PORTLAND, LLC||Portland||Maine||On 4/13/15, at approximately 5:00 p.m., an employee was setting up a metal grinding machine. During the setup process, he attempted to remove the part that was to be worked on. The manual control was in the reverse position at the time. As he pushed the job button with his right hand, his left ring finger was caught between the part and a machine guide, amputating his fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Grinders, abraders|
|23/02/2016||Lexicon, Inc||Portland||Texas||An employee was returning to her work area carrying a case of water bottles on her right shoulder. She was walking down a catwalk and came to a 4-step elevation change. As she walked down the steps, her left foot became entangled in some air hose, causing her to lose her balance. As she stepped down with her right foot to regain her balance, she stepped on more air hose, which caused her ankle to roll. When she brought her left foot back up, all of her weight went onto her right ankle. She dis||Fractures and dislocations||Ankle(s) and leg(s)||Trip over an object without fall||Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker||Hoses|
|01/02/2016||Bilfinger Westcon, Inc.||Portland||Texas||An employee was walking on a catwalk to inspect the current job progress. While inspecting bolts, the employee fell 20 to 25 feet through the grating into a 2-feet-deep pool of water. The employee sustained rib and vertebrae fractures, a heel fracture, and a punctured buttock.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet||Catwalks|
|28/01/2016||Bilfinger Westcon Inc.||Portland||Texas||An employee was knocking the steel wedge out of the rigging. As he struck the steel wedge (10lb. 6 in. long), it shot out, struck the employee in the face, and fractured it.||Fractures||Face||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Handtools-nonpowered|
|12/01/2016||U.S. Postal Service||Portland||Indiana||While delivering mail in the city, an employee tripped on a snow-covered curb. The employee suffered a compound fracture of the right fibula and tibia near the ankle.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level while climbing stairs, steps, or curbs||Curbs||Ice, sleet, snow|
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