Salem Oregon is home to many large and small businesses, which means there are a lot of machinery accidents occurring in the area. In this article, we will take a look at some of the information related to machinery accidents in Salem Oregon.
Salem is a city located in the state of Oregon. The city is home to many different manufacturing companies, including
|North Pacific Canners & Packers, Inc.
Garmin At, Inc.
Superior Tire Service, Inc.
Dp Brands, Inc
Oregon Fruit Products LLC
|Oregon Cascade Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Industrial Welding Supply Inc.
Kerr Concentrates, Inc.
Yamasa Corporation U.S.a
Power Equipment Systems, LLC
Salem Heating and Sheet Metal, Inc.
These companies provide jobs for residents of Salem, and help to make the city one of the most prosperous in the state.
Machinery accidents can happen to anyone, regardless of their experience or training. The risks associated with machinery are well-known but often misunderstood. This is particularly true in Salem, Oregon, where a number of serious machinery accidents have occurred in recent years.
If you have been injured in a machinery accident, contact an experienced Salem Oregon machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible. By doing so, you can protect your rights and maximize your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. A qualified lawyer can help you analyze the facts of your case, provide legal advice, and negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company.
Here are some actual accidents in Salem that have been reported:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|20/09/2021||Acme Markets||Bensalem||Pa||An employee was using a power jack to move pallets when she fell backward to the floor. She suffered a skull fracture.||Fractures||Skull||Fall on same level||Floor|
|17/08/2021||American Standard Brands||Salem||Oh||An employee was working on a conveyor. A chain drive engaged on the conveyor, pulling the employee's left thumb into a sprocket and chain. He suffered an amputation to the end of the thumb.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Conveyors-chain|
|20/07/2021||Ventra Salem, LLC||Salem||Oh||An employee was moving a part on a rolling rack. The employee grabbed a piece that was hanging. The jig then fell and lacerated the employee's arm.||Cuts, lacerations||Arm(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Nonclassifiable||Racks-garment and other|
|25/05/2021||Forage Genetics International, LLC||West Salem||Wi||An employee sustained chest contusions after being struck by a silage wagon that he had disconnected from a truck.||Bruises, contusions||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Struck by object or equipment rolling freely||Harvesting and threshing machinery|
|10/04/2021||Fresh Mark||Salem||Oh||An employee was cutting a ham shank with a 6-inch curved knife. The knife slipped and struck his left arm, puncturing the bicep and causing a muscle injury.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Upper arm(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|08/03/2021||CANOAK MISSOURI, LLC||Salem||Mo||An employee was using a chop saw in the flooring department and amputated their left index and middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|07/03/2021||Salem Prime Cuts||Salem||Ct||An employee was cutting meat with a knife when the knife slipped, resulting in a stab wound to the employee's abdomen that included a severed artery. The employee was hospitalized.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Knives|
|03/03/2021||ToyotaLift Northeast||Bensalem||Pa||An employee was working on a forklift fuel system when the fuel ignited. The employee suffered second degree burns to the ear, cheek, and lips.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple head locations||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Petroleum fuels, distillates, and products|
|26/02/2021||RADIAC ABRASIVES, INC.||Salem||Il||On February 26, 2021, a spider hoist weighing 500-700 pounds fell from its mount and landed on an employee's head, resulting in a concussion and traumatic brain injury.||Intracranial injuries, n.e.c.||Brain||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Hoisting accessories|
|23/02/2021||Northern Engraving Corporation||West Salem||Wi||An employee was removing a piece of scrap from a punch press's shuttle system. The shuttle moved and amputated the pad of the employee's thumb.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Punch presses|
|18/02/2021||US Foods, Inc.||Salem||Mo||A pallet jack operator suffered a broken left leg after colliding with a pallet load on a forklift. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Nonroadway collision with other vehicle||Pallet jack-powered||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|09/02/2021||Americana Building Products||Salem||Il||An employee was operating a punch press when a piece of material became stuck in the machine. When the employee attempted to remove the material, the foot pedal was pressed and the machine amputated the employee's left index finger at the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Punch presses|
|09/02/2021||Michaels Stores, Inc.||Salem||Nh||An employee was walking to a back door when they slipped and fell on ice, resulting in a fractured ankle that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|04/02/2021||Bimbo Bakeries USA||Bensalem||Pa||An employee slipped on ice in the parking lot and fell, resulting in a broken ankle that required hospitalization and surgery.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Ice, sleet, snow|
|15/01/2021||Nelson Wire & Steel||New Salem||Pa||An employee was using an acetylene/oxygen torch to cut bad wire off a spool when sparks from the process ignited the employee's shirt, resulting in burns to the employee's skin that required hospitalization.||Heat (thermal) burns||Nonclassifiable||Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source||Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|15/10/2020||Octane Environmenal, LLC.||Salem||Wv||The injured employee was working on a slip repair. He was standing on a sloped surface to spot for the articulating dump truck. A dozer was pushing dirt above and away from where the employee was spotting. A large dirt clod rolled from the dozer and struck the injured employee who slid down the sloped area approximately 15 feet and then fell over a benching of the hill that dropped approximately 5 feet onto the ground below. The employee suffered a fractured collarbone, hip, and pelvis and was h||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Hills||Bulldozers|
|21/09/2020||Johnson Bros. West Salem Inc.||West Salem||Oh||An employee was operating a mill machine when the rollers of the mill machine grabbed his left hand fingers. The employee sustained partial fingertip amputations of the left ring and middle fingers.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Milling machines|
|14/07/2020||Nelson Wire & Steel||New Salem||Pennsylvania||Two employees were performing work on an automated welder. One employee was operating the main control panel and the injured employee was working at the rear of the machine. When the machine was restarted, it pinched the injured employee's pinky finger causing an amputation of the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Welding machinery|
|01/07/2020||MJ Electric, LLC||Salem||Wisconsin||An employee as cleaning up debris using a concrete buggy when he inadvertently reversed the buggy into a parked vehicle and broke his leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c||Vehicle|
|26/06/2020||M Betters Construction, Inc.||Salem||West Virgini||Two employees (one driving, one a passenger) were transporting a load of steel reinforcement on a rough-terrain flatbed truck. The truck rolled down a hill and overturned. The driver suffered a broken heel and the other employee's foot was broken.||Fractures||Heel(s)||Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|24/06/2020||National Refrigeration & A/C Products||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||An employee was removing cut sections of sheet metal from the laser conveyor. One of the sheets moved forward, pinning his finger against the opposite side. The employee sustained a right middle fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Sheet metal|
|31/03/2020||Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc||Lower Salem||Ohio||While replacing electric insulators, a lineman came into contact with an energized line. The current entered the lineman's hand and exited through his back.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|26/03/2020||Walmart Supercenter #2910||Salem||Ohio||An employee fell while helping offload a trailer. She suffered a cut to the head and a possible leg injury and was hospitalized.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Fall, slip, trip||Nonclassifiable||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|29/02/2020||FRESHMARK SALEM||Salem||Ohio||An employee was emptying a tub of ham shank bones situated near a band saw and contacted the saw blade resulting in amputation of the left middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
|18/02/2020||Eddington Thread Manufacturing Company, Inc.||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||An employee was trying to cut a tangled thread from a twisting machine. The machine caused the amputation of the employee's left ring fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Textile, apparel, leather production machinery|
|05/02/2020||Bunzl Retail Services LLC||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||On February 5, 2020, at approximately 11:45 a.m., an employee was operating a stand-up forklift when his foot made contact with a storage rack as he drove past it. He was hospitalized with four fractured toes of the left foot.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|05/02/2020||PARX Casino||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||On February 5, 2020, at approximately 11:46 a.m., an employee was slicing ham on a manual slicer in the employee dining room when his thumb contacted the blade, resulting in a severe laceration and possible amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Food slicers|
|28/01/2020||Longhorn USA||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||An employee was standing on a ladder while changing a light bulb and fell to the ground. The employee sustained broken ribs and required hospitalization.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|17/01/2020||County Materials Corporation||Salem||Illinois||An employee was placing a chuck and strand into a stressing jack arm. The chuck and strand fell into the ram. The employee grabbed the chuck and tried to reposition it. At the same time, another employee was moving the ram down and the injured employee's right little pinky and ring fingers were pinched between the chuck and stressing ram. As a result, the employee's right pinky fingertip was amputated and right ring finger was cut.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|07/01/2020||American Red Cross||Winston Salem||North Caroli||An employee was pulling a cart with 140-pound equipment down a wet ramp when she slipped and fell. The cart then struck her ankle and dislocated it.||Dislocation of joints||Ankle(s)||Struck by rolling object or equipment being pushed by injured worker||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered||Rain|
|15/08/2019||LL&S Waste Wood||Salem||New Hampshir||An employee was replacing a drive belt on a locked-out conveyor. The pulley was turned from the other side, and his thumb was caught between the pulley and the belt. He suffered a soft-tissue amputation (losing the skin and the nail) from his left thumb just below the thumbnail.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Conveyors-powered|
|28/03/2019||Stece Placeras Racing Stables LLC||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||An employee was riding a horse in a barn. The horse startled and she fell off; the horse landed on her. Her right leg was broken.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Thrown, fell, or jumped from animal being ridden||Horses and other equines|
|06/03/2019||J-Wood Contracting LLC||Salem||West Virgini||On March 6, 2019, an employee was working in a trench when a 20-inch-thick gas pipe slid off a skid and fell into the trench. It struck the employee, injuring the employee's ankle. The employee was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Ankle(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Pipes, ducts, tubing||Skids, pallets|
|21/02/2019||Fresh Mark, Inc.||Salem||Ohio||An employee was operating a skinner machine and was guiding a ham when the ham slipped, causing the employee's skinner glove and smock sleeve to become caught in the roll/skinning blade. The employee's left elbow was de-gloved as a result.||Avulsions, enucleations||Elbow(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Butchering machinery||Clothing, n.e.c.|
|12/02/2019||Pennsylvania Steel Co., Inc.||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||A saw operator was rolling a bar on a roller table. The bar fell off and struck his right foot, breaking his second toe. He was hospitalized, requiring immediate surgery.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Metal sheets, ingots, bars-nonstructural||Rolling mills, rolling, calendering machinery|
|03/01/2019||Harbor Sweets, Inc.||Salem||Massachusett||An employee's right index finger was caught in a foiling machine, causing a traumatic distal amputation to the finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Special process machinery|
|15/08/2018||American Standard Inc.||Salem||Ohio||An employee's right index finger was pinched between the rollers of a drawing compound roller coater machine, resulting in a finger amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Painting, priming, metal coating machinery|
|24/07/2018||Korff Holdings, LLC||Salem||Ohio||An employee was placing a weight on top of a mold. The weight slipped off, striking the employee on the left foot. The employee then hit his head against the metal flask surrounding the mold. He suffered a crushing injury to the foot and a fracture to the forehead and sinus area, and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Multiple face locations||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Parts and materials||Dies, molds, patterns|
|21/06/2018||KOKOSING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.||West Salem||Ohio||An asphalt roller operator fell approximately five feet from the operator's platform and was hospitalized for a severe head injury with concussion. The roller was parked at the time.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable||Rollers, compactors-construction|
|24/05/2018||THOMAS G. GALLAGHER, INC.||Salem||Massachusett||An employee turned around after brazing a piece of copper wire; the back of his upper right arm contacted the hot pipe, and he was burned. He was hospitalized with a blood infection from the burn.||Heat (thermal) burns||Upper arm(s)||Contact with hot objects or substances||Metal pipes, tubing|
|12/04/2018||MAC Trailer Manufacturing Inc||Salem||Ohio||An employee was using a circular saw when it kicked back and grabbed his glove, resulting in a severe laceration into the bone.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|23/03/2018||E. Amanti & Sons, Inc||Salem||Massachusett||An employee was struck by a forklift while fitting a pipe, crushing the employee's hand.||Crushing injuries||Hand(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|21/09/2017||Fresh Mark, Inc.||Salem||Ohio||An employee was driving a powered industrial vehicle (PIV) into a pump meat cooler to retrieve a vat of product. As he maneuvered into position, the vehicle slipped on the wet floor and the employee was pulled out of the PIV. He was pinned between the PIV and a vat of product, suffering rib, vertebrae, and pelvic fractures.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered||Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space|
|18/08/2017||Kohl's Department Stores||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||An employee was walking across the parking lot prior to reporting for shift, lost her footing and fell resulting in a fractured cheekbone and lacerations that required sutures.||Fractures||Cheek(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping, n.e.c.||Parking lot-paved|
|06/08/2017||Royal Oak||Salem||Missouri||An employee was checking his trailer when he slipped on the trailer's bottom step and broke his ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall, slip, trip||Trailers|
|04/08/2017||Fresh Mark, Inc.||Salem||Ohio||An employee was preparing to clean a press machine and had raised the access door when the door fell and amputated the employee's right index and middle fingers. The press machine was not locked/tagged out at the time.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized|
|14/07/2017||Maxim Crane Works, L.P.||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||An employee was repairing a rough terrain forklift when a hydraulic line failed and the forklift's mast came down quickly, crushing his knee against the ground.||Crushing injuries||Knee(s)||Struck by falling part of powered vehicle still attached||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|30/06/2017||Korff Holdings, LLC||Salem||Ohio||An employee was working on a dust collector motor. The employee was manually moving the pulley motor when his finger was caught between the pulley and the belt. The employee's finger was amputated at the first knuckle at the hospital.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Special process machinery|
|07/06/2017||JAMES D MORRISEY INC||Bensalem||Pennsylvania||An employee was snapping a chalk line on the ground when he dropped the ball of string. He went to grab the ball and slipped on wet pavement, falling and fracturing his right leg.||EXPOSURES TO DISEASE-NO ILLNESS INCURRED||Leg(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Liquids|
|08/04/2017||Fresh Mark, Inc.||Salem||Ohio||On 4/8/17, an employee was cutting bacon with a bandsaw when he made contact with the blade, amputating his right index finger. The saw was guarded at the time.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Butchering machinery|
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