Sioux Falls, South Dakota is home to many construction sites and machinery. Because of this, it is a common place for machinery accidents to happen. If you have been injured in a machinery accident in Sioux Falls, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer. Our lawyers will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Since Sioux Falls is a major manufacturing city, it is no surprise that there are many manufacturing companies located here. Some of the most well-known manufacturers in Sioux Falls include
Sonifi Solutions, Inc.
Raven Industries, Inc
Amesbury Group, Inc.
D M G Inc.
Orion Food Systems, L.L.C.
|Poet Holding Company, LLC
Heart Hospital of South Dakota, LLC
CCL Label/Sioux Falls, Inc.
Sab Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Electronic Systems, Inc.
Dakota Fluid Power, Inc.
These companies provide high-quality products that are essential to the economy of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.
Machinery accidents can happen anywhere, but they’re especially common in workplaces where large machines are used to produce or handle a great quantity of materials. If you have been involved in a machinery accident, it is important to contact a Sioux Falls accident lawyer as soon as possible. These accidents can result in serious injuries and wrongful death. An attorney can help you understand your rights and protect them.
Here are some of the machinery accidents in Sioux Falls South Dakota that have been reported:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|03/11/2021||A & B Business, Inc||Sioux Falls||Sd||An A&B Business Solutions employee was standing on the forks of a forklift about 12 feet in the air. He stepped off the forks onto a wood pallet, then slipped and fell to the floor. He suffered two broken ribs and a crushed disk in the lower back and was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level||Skids, pallets||Floor, n.e.c.|
|15/10/2021||Lincoln County Rural Water System, Inc||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was loading a 20-foot length of 8-inch PVC pipe onto a pipe rack on a truck. The pipe struck him on the right side of the head above the ear resulting in injury. He also sustained a second injury on the left side of his head.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple head locations||Struck by object or equipment||Plastic, PVC, or rubber pipes and tubing|
|01/10/2021||Limoges Construction, Inc.||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was guiding a concrete power trowel into the back of a pickup truck. The trowel was being lifted by a chain attached to a forklift. As the trowel was being lowered into the pickup truck by the forklift, the employee's right ring finger was pinched between the trowel handle and the side of the pickup truck bed, resulting in an amputation with no bone loss.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Pickup truck|
|09/09/2021||Sanford USD Medical Center||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was using a pair of scissors to open a bag containing an ink cartridge for his printer. The employee sustained an amputation to the left middle fingertip without damage to the fingernail.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Scissors, snips, shears-nonpowered|
|27/08/2021||Interbake Foods, LLC||North Sioux City||Sd||An employee was walking around a stack of tubs when her right toe struck a dolly and she fell to the floor. She suffered a broken left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|20/08/2021||North American Truck & Trailer, Inc.||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was cutting an air line when the cutting tool amputated the tip of his left index finger.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Cutting handtools-power not determined|
|14/08/2021||Smithfield Foods, Inc.||Sioux Falls||Sd||The employee was removing a screw housing from a machine when the machine housing pinched his left middle finger, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Special process machinery|
|27/07/2021||Henry Carlson Company||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was operating a paver outside when she became ill due to the heat. She was hospitalized.||Effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|09/07/2021||Empirical Foods||South Sioux City||Ne||An employee was loading a band saw when their left pinky finger was caught in the pneumatic clamp resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Butchering machinery|
|09/06/2021||Electric Supply Company||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee lost consciousness while installing underground conduit. The employee was hospitalized, suffering from heat exhaustion.||Multiple effects of heat and light||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|20/05/2021||GAGE BROTHERS CONCRETE PRODUCTS, INC.||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was ripping 2x4 boards on a table saw. A board kicked back and the employee's left hand contacted the blade. The employee sustained a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|05/05/2021||Furniture Mart USA||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was in a narrow warehouse aisle when a forklift came down the aisle. The employee tried to climb onto racking to avoid being struck by the forklift, got caught on the racking, and suffered a broken ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Racks-garment and other|
|09/04/2021||United Ground Express||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was standing at the top of a belt loader, getting ready to load an airplane with luggage. The loader was energized, and the employee fell to the concrete about 6 feet 7 inches below. He suffered a laceration to the back of the head, as well as a C6-C7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery.||Traumatic injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, etc.||Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Airport utility vehicle-powered||Airport runways|
|10/03/2021||Smithfield Foods, Inc.||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee had been observing the trolley line. His hand came in contact with a pinch point on the trolley where the carcass changes direction to proceed into the deep chill cooler. The employee sustained a partial amputation of his left ring finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Conveyors-powered|
|06/01/2021||Furniture Mart USA||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was lifting a leather sofa so he could place a rug under it. His right hand slipped off the sofa, which landed on his left wrist, causing an avulsion and arterial damage.||Avulsions, enucleations||Wrist(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Sofas|
|30/09/2020||Electronic Systems, Inc.||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee opened an overhead garage door on a dock. As the employee was looking for IT cables on the outside of the building, he fell off the dock and hit his head on the concrete about 4 feet below. He suffered a skull fracture and brain bleeding.||Skull fracture and intracranial injury||Brain||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|22/09/2020||Walden Security||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee fell down stairs to a landing, suffering head injuries.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps|
|22/09/2020||U.S. General Services Administration||Sioux Falls||Sd||An employee was walking down interior stairs and fell to the first landing, sustaining head injuries.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps-indoors||Floor, n.e.c.|
|22/07/2020||Sanford USD Medical Center||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee fell down a flight of stairs when her heel got caught on one of the stair treads. The employee sustained a fractured tibia.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Stairs, steps|
|15/07/2020||Electric Supply Company, Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was pulling wire on the ceiling of a structure under construction. The employee fell through an opening in the ceiling, landing on the concrete floor about 9 feet below and suffering a broken lower-back vertebra.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet||Ceilings||Floor, n.e.c.|
|07/06/2020||TJ Maxx||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was walking in the break room when her right foot caught the leg of a chair causing her to fall on her right side and fracture a hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Chairs|
|27/05/2020||Maguire Iron, Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was painting a water tower with a pneumatic paint sprayer. While on top of the water tower, the employee slipped and fell over the edge striking the catwalk and then the ground about 100 feet below. He was hospitalized for multiple fractures. The employee was wearing a harness with a lanyard attachment, but the lanyard was not attached to an anchor point.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Towers, poles||Ground, n.e.c.|
|15/05/2020||The Inn on Westport||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was sitting on a four-legged chair in the break room. When she stood up from the chair, her foot became caught under one of the chair's legs and she tripped, falling to the ground on her right side. She was hospitalized with a fractured right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Chairs|
|06/04/2020||Smithfield Foods||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee fell off an 8-foot step ladder and landed on the ground. The employee was hospitalized with injuries to the back, elbow, and ribs.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Step ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|20/02/2020||Frisbees Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was using a hole saw to cut a hole in a plywood sheathing to install a toilet flange when the saw became caught and kicked back, striking the employee's leg above the knee. The employee sustained a severe laceration to the lower right thigh.||Cuts, lacerations||Thigh(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|20/02/2020||Superior Siding & Construction, Inc,||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was hammering a nail to install siding onto a building when the nail ricocheted and flew back, striking his right eye.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Eye(s)||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Nails, brads, tacks, nuts, bolts, washers||Hammers, except sledge-nonpowered|
|29/01/2020||Ryan & Associates||South Sioux City||Nebraska||While descending from a ladder, an employee missed a rung and fell to the concrete ground, suffering cracked ribs and a broken clavicle.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|23/01/2020||Lifescape, Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||While exiting a vehicle at a residential home, an employee slipped on ice/snow and fell to the ground, requiring hospitalization for a fractured wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|22/01/2020||Barnhart Crane and Rigging||South Sioux City||Nebraska||An employee was operating a handheld grinder when the grinding wheel disintegrated, and the grinder hit the employee's face, lacerating the lower lip.||Cuts, lacerations||Lip(s)||Injured by object breaking in hand||Hand grinders-powered|
|07/01/2020||Lifescape, Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||Employee was walking from her car to the building when she slipped on ice in the parking lot and impacted the ground, breaking her hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Ice, sleet, snow|
|23/09/2019||Riekes Equipment Company||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was driving a trailer truck when it lost a tire. The employee left the vehicle and was trying to stop the tire from rolling into oncoming traffic when his right foot got caught in its rim. He fell on his left knee, suffering a fracture to the left leg.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Struck by object or equipment rolling freely||Tires, except bike||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|12/09/2019||TLMV, Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was installing ground anchors for a fence when the employee struck an unmarked electrical line, suffering an electric shock.||Electrocutions, electric shocks||BODY SYSTEMS||Direct exposure to electricity||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|04/09/2019||Smithfield Foods||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was taking the trash out before the end of her shift. While putting the trash in the container the employee slipped and fell on the floor fracturing a hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|17/08/2019||WestRock Services, Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was exiting a forklift. The employee's foot was caught between the forks and they tripped, breaking their ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|07/08/2019||Smithfield Foods||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was using a hose to spray an overhead conveyor while on a six-foot extension ladder. The employee lost balance and their hand became caught in the running conveyor belt. The employee sustained three broken fingers and a partial degloving of the left hand.||Avulsions, enucleations||Hand(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Conveyors-belt|
|16/07/2019||Short Staffed Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was assisting in the operation of a pallet inverter. The employee noticed wood debris near the roller. As the employee was removing the wood, the inverter actuated and caught the employee's hand/arm resulting in a fractured arm and a laceration from the fingers to the forearm.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Material and personnel handling machinery|
|13/07/2019||Gage Brothers||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was helping to move precast concrete panels in the yard using a gantry crane. The employee was caught between two panels as one was being placed and the employee tried to reset the foot panel on which the panel rests. The employee sustained broken ribs and a punctured lung.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Structural stones or slabs||Structural stones or slabs, n.e.c.|
|09/07/2019||Nystrom Electric Company||South Sioux City||Nebraska||An employee fell from a ladder to the crushed concrete ground while hanging security cameras on the outside of a building. The employee suffered a broken and dislocated left elbow, a broken right wrist, and a laceration to the floorhead.||Fractures and dislocations||Wrist(s) and elbow(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|08/07/2019||Smithfield Foods||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was dislodging a forklift from a drain. The employee's hand was caught between two forklift cages, causing a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Nonclassifiable||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|03/07/2019||Lifescape, Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was removing leaves from gutters. The employee returned to the truck to get water, lost consciousness due to heat stress and dehydration, and struck their head on the truck. The employee suffered a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Fall onto or against object on same level, n.e.c.||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|03/06/2019||Bimbo Bakeries USA||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was using two-wheel hand carts to move merchandise. The hand cart trays separated and the dolly was knocked out from under the stack. The stack came back toward the employee causing him to lose balance and fall off the dock onto the ground fracturing an elbow.||Fractures||Elbow(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Containers-variable restraint, n.e.c.|
|06/05/2019||SpartanNash Company||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was loading incoming merchandise onto a pallet racking system using a forklift. The forklift struck a loose pallet on the floor and spun out of control. The employee was thrown from the machine and pinned against the racking system. The employee was hospitalized for internal bleeding.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Skids, pallets|
|23/04/2019||Baldwin Supply Company||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was operating a conveyor belt slitter when their thumb was caught between two rollers and pulled into the belt slitter. The employee sustained a degloving injury to the right thumb, requiring hospitalization and a skin graft.||Avulsions, enucleations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery|
|05/04/2019||JIM HAWK TRUCK-TRAILERS, INC.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was doing maintenance on a semi trailer from a rolling ladder. The ladder broke, causing the employee to fall and strike the ground. The ladder landed on top of the employee. He suffered a broken left hand and two broken bones in his right foot.||Fractures||Upper and lower limb(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|03/04/2019||LifeScape||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was unplugging heat tape used in an exterior drain spout from an electrical box. The box was positioned so that the employee had stand on a grate to access it; the grate gave way and the employee fell into the window well about 90 inches, suffering broken ribs and four broken vertebrae.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet||Grates and drains in floor surface||Windows, openings|
|11/03/2019||Barnhart Crane & Rigging||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||A crane operator was doing rigging work on the deck of a crane. He fell off the deck to the ground 5 to 6 feet below and broke his right femur. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Cranes||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|08/03/2019||Runge Enterprises, Inc.||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||While exiting an excavator, an employee slipped on ice and fell to the ground, suffering a broken tibia that required surgery.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Excavating machinery||Ice, sleet, snow|
|06/03/2019||Spartan Nash||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||A powered industrial truck ran over an employee's foot, injuring it.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Foot (feet)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|01/03/2019||Vern Eide Motorcars||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was shoveling snow in the parking lot to assist in getting a delivery vehicle unstuck from the snow and injured their back.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Multiple types of overexertion involving outside sources||Shovels||Ice, sleet, snow|
|16/02/2019||Harris Davis Rebar, LLC||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||An employee was de-stressing cabling on a flat pour due to a failed concrete test. The de-tensioning tool slipped and struck the employee, breaking the employee's left radius and causing a hand laceration.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Injured by handheld object or equipment||Handtools-power not determined|
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