Santa Clara California is known for its high-tech industries, and as a result, it has a higher than expected number of machinery accidents. This is likely due to the tight labor market and the high demand for skilled workers. Many of these accidents occur because of machine technology failures. For example, some machines have safety features that don’t work as intended. Others are inadequately designed or manufactured. In either case, these failures lead to injuries and financial losses for businesses and individuals.
Santa Clara is home to a number of different manufacturing companies. These companies produce a variety of products, ranging from electronics to medical devices. Many of these companies are leaders in their respective fields, and employ a large number of people in the Santa Clara area.
Some of the manufacturing companies located in Santa Clara include:
Applied Materials, Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Hitachi Vantara Corporation
|Globalfoundries U.S. Inc.
Avago Technologies U.S. Inc.
Abbott Vascular Inc.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
These companies all have a strong presence in Santa Clara, and are responsible for a significant amount of the manufacturing output in the city. They provide good jobs for many residents, and contribute to the city’s economy.
There have been many machinery accidents in Santa Clara California over the years that have resulted in injuries. Here are some recent accident reports that have occurred in Santa Clara California:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|09/11/2021||Todd Skinner Trucking LLC||Santa||Id||An employee was securing the load straps for a load of lumber. The employee fell and suffered a broken left tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Fall on same level||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|07/10/2021||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE - SANTA ANA PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION CENTER||Santa Ana||Ca||An employee was working with a forklift when their leg got caught in the forklift, causing the employee to fall and suffer a head injury.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Nonclassifiable|
|24/08/2021||Mp Next Level, LLC||Santa Fe||Tx||An employee became ill and was hospitalized, possibly suffering from heat-related illness.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|21/06/2021||Waste Management of Walton County||Santa Rosa Beach||Fl||An employee fell from the right riding step of a garbage truck, landing on the ground and suffering a contusion on the back of the head.||Bruises, contusions||Scalp||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, roadway||Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck|
|24/04/2021||Cedillo's Professional Painting, LLC.||Santa Rosa Beach||Fl||An employee was standing on a ladder, preparing the outside of a house for painting. The ladder slipped and the employee fell to the ground about 15 feet below. He suffered broken ribs, a broken leg, and a cracked skull and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|01/03/2021||Santa Rosa Annex Post Office||Santa Rosa||Ca||A postal carrier was delivering mail when she tripped and fell on the sidewalk, landing on her hand. The employee suffered shattered bones in her hand, which required hospitalization and surgery.||Fractures||Hand(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping||Sidewalks, paths, outdoor walkways|
|25/09/2020||Panhandle Insulation||Santa Rosa Beach||Fl||An employee was installing insulation at a customer's house. As he was climbing down an A-frame ladder, it shifted and he fell. His arm was pinned under the ladder and broken.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|22/08/2020||US Census Bureau Area Census||Santa Monica||Ca||An employee slipped and fell on concrete steps while walking toward a house to conduct work, suffering a fractured leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level||Stairs, steps|
|28/01/2020||Henderson Electric of NWF, LLC||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida||After installing light fixtures in a room of a new 3-story house, an employee opened the door to an elevator shaft thinking it was another room and fell down approximately 36 feet to the ground floor. He suffered fractures to both legs, a vertebra, and an arm and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Elevator shafts||Floor, n.e.c.|
|21/01/2020||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE - SANTA ANA PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION CENTER||Santa Ana||California||While sorting mail, an employee tripped on a large mail bin and fell to the concrete floor, suffering a broken left femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space|
|17/09/2019||U.S. Census Bureau, Los Angeles Regional Census Center||Santa Rosa||California||An employee was walking down a driveway. Her left foot hit raised pavement and she fell. Both her knees, both her hands, and her face struck the ground; she suffered a broken left patella, a sprained left wrist, and bruising under her lips.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Street, road, or driveway irregularity|
|17/09/2019||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE - SANTA ANA PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION CENTER||Santa Ana||California||An employee was trying to dislodge the lift gate on the rear of a delivery truck. The gate abruptly dropped on the employee's left hand and injured it. The employee was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hand(s)||Struck by falling part of powered vehicle still attached||Delivery truck or van|
|30/07/2019||American Cedar Sales, LLC||Santa||Idaho||An employee was cleaning under the shake clipper when the clipper came down and amputated the left ring and middle fingers.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|06/06/2019||Dayton Lease & Pipeline Services, Inc.||Santa Fe||Texas||Employees were using a tapping machine to perform a hot tap on a natural gas line. As the employees began a three-way bypass, a flash fire occurred. Two of the employees were hospitalized for burns.||Heat (thermal) burns||Nonclassifiable||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Natural gas|
|10/09/2018||Totran Transportation Services, Inc.||Santa Teresa||New Mexico||An employee was removing tie straps from freight in a trailer when he turned around and a securement stand slipped off the trailer, striking and fracturing two discs in his back.||Fractures||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Structures||Trailers|
|07/08/2018||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE||Santa Maria||California||An employee was walking away from a house after delivering mail when the home owner opened the door. A dog ran out and bit the employee's lip.||Avulsions, enucleations||Lip(s)||Other animal bites, nonvenomous||Dogs, canines-domestic|
|25/06/2018||U.S. Postal Service - Santa Clarita||Santa Clarita||California||On June 25, 2018, an employee's head struck the door frame of a mail truck. He was hospitalized.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Struck against stationary object or equipment||Delivery truck or van|
|22/01/2018||L&C Quality Construction Inc.||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida||An employee slipped and fell to the floor while working from a scaffold resulting in a fractured right wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level||Scaffolds-staging|
|18/09/2017||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE - SANTA ANA||Santa Ana||California||An employee bumped into another employee and fell to the ground, suffering a fractured hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Injured by physical contact during horseplay||Co-worker or work associate of injured or ill worker|
|02/06/2017||Trade Skills, LLC.||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida||An employee was painting the front section of the first floor entryway of a three-story split plan house. He attempted to access the exterior wall between the first and second floor using a 6-foot step ladder on top of a 3:12 pitched metal roof. He slipped and fell about 4 feet from the ladder onto the metal roof, fracturing his right hip and requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders|
|08/04/2017||Classic Coatings, Inc.||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida||An employee was installing concrete moldings when he fell from the third floor porch and fractured his right femur and right wrist. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet||Porches, balconies, decks, patios|
|08/04/2017||H & T Contractors, LLC.||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida||On April 8, 2017, an employee was cutting a 10-inch water pipe using a pipe saw when the saw blade kicked back and lacerated his face. He was hospitalized and had surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Face||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|15/02/2017||Arnett's Gulfside Trail Rides||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida||An employee was catching a horse when it kicked her in the chest. She sustained a contusion and bruising to her chest and was hospitalized.||Bruises, contusions||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Kicked by animal||Horses and other equines|
|18/07/2016||Stucco John, Inc.||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida||An employee was conducting stucco work while on the third buck of a scaffold when he fell 18 feet to the ground resulting in facial and skull fractures. He was admitted to the hospital.||Fractures||Multiple head locations||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Scaffolds-self-supporting staging|
|17/07/2016||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE||Santa Clarita||California||An employee tripped on an all purpose container (APC) netting and fell to the ground fracturing his elbow.||Fractures||Elbow(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Containers-nonpressurized, n.e.c.|
|31/05/2016||U.S. Forest Service||Santa Clarita||California||On or about May 31, 2016, an employee was hospitalized due to a heat-related illness while engaging in physical fitness training.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|28/04/2016||Pinto International, Inc.||Santa Rita||Guam||An employee was inspecting products being removed from a truck. The truck started to roll away while he was standing with one foot on the truck and the other on the loading dock. He fell and fractured both legs.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|31/03/2016||Dicgo Utility Construction, LLC||Santa Fe||Texas||The employee was walking down the incline of a bayou on uneven terrain at the jobsite. The employee slipped, tripped, and fell to the ground fracturing his right leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Ground irregularity||Raised natural structures, hills, mountains, n.e.c.|
|29/03/2016||Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc.||Santa Rosa||Texas||Employees were about to take samples of hot sugar cane juice as the machine was processing the sugar cane. An air bubble inside the line caused the line to burp, and 200-degree hot sugar cane juice inside the line splattered onto the employees. Two employees sustained first and second degree burns.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Nonclassifiable||Contact with hot objects or substances||Food products|
|02/03/2016||U.S. Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest||Santa Maria||California||While an employee was conducting a tree felling operation, the holding wood snapped and the tree came off the stump in the direction of the employee. The employee was following a designated escape route when the bole of the tree impacted his left side, breaking his rib, scapula, and clavicle; cutting his lip; and causing a chest contusion.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Trees|
|15/12/2015||U.S. Postal Service - Santa Clarita||Santa Clarita||California||On or about December 15, 2015 at 3:10p.m., a mail handler got her right foot caught in some unsecured netting on a parcel container and twisted her foot resulting in a fracture.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Entangled in other object or equipment||Containers-nonpressurized|
|09/09/2015||Bureau of Land Management||Santa Fe||New Mexico||An employee was fighting a fire in a remote area. The employee had an extra drip torch, which had leaked fuel. The residual fuel caught on fire, and the employee sustained second degree burns on the back of the arm, above the left elbow in the triceps area, as well as burns around both legs/sock areas.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Upper and lower limb(s)||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids||Coal, natural gas, petroleum fuels and products||Fire, flame|
|03/08/2015||SME STEEL||Santa Ynez||California||An employee was walking on a steel beam when his personal fall protection got hung up on a wire rope clip while anchored to a horizontal life line. He fell approximately 10 feet to the steel deck below and broke his leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Girders, beams, structural steel||Lifelines, lanyards, safety belts, harnesses|
|01/08/2015||U.S. Postal Service - Santa Clarita||Santa Clarita||California||An employee working on the automated parcel bundle sorter machine fell to the floor after tripping on a piece of strapping material. The employee's left arm was injured, requiring hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Arm(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Strapping|
|13/05/2015||Florida Community Services Corp. of Walton County||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida||An employee was bitten by an insect and had a swollen leg. He was hospitalized to cut/drain the bite area.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Leg(s)||Bites and stings, n.e.c.||Insects, arachnids, mites|
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There are many risks associated with machinery accidents, but by being aware of these risks and taking precautions, you can help prevent them. Santa Clara California has a number of resources available to help you stay safe while working with machinery. If you or someone you know has been hurt in a machinery accident in Santa Clara, contact an experienced accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you determine the best course of action for your case and protect your rights.