According to the National Safety Council, between 2003-2013 there were an average of 2.5 machinery accidents per 100,000 workers in St. Louis Missouri. This is lower than the national average of 3.4 accidents per 100,000 workers, but it’s still a concern because machinery accidents can be deadly. If you’re injured in a machinery accident in St. Louis Missouri, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible party. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out if you have a case and what steps you need to take next.
Manufacturing companies in St. Louis Missouri include
|Emerson Electric Co.
Post Holdings, Inc.
Core & Main, Inc.
Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC
Barry-Wehmiller Group, Inc.
|Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Nestle Purina Petcare Company
Emerson Electric (u.s.) Holding Corporation
Electrical Components International, Inc.
Machinery accidents can occur at any time, in any place. It is important to be aware of the risks associated with machinery and to take the necessary precautions to avoid accidents. Here are five machinery accidents that have occurred in St. Louis Missouri:
1. A tractor-trailer crash killed a woman and injured seven others when the truck jackknifed on I-44 near Ballwin in 2016. The driver was asleep at the time of the crash.
2. A machine malfunction caused a fire that destroyed a plastics factory in Eureka in 2015. No one was injured in the blaze.
3. A construction crane collapsed onto a building in Midtown in 2015, injuring four people and causing more than $2 million in damage.
4.A grain truck overturned on I-55 near Osage City causing serious injuries to five people in 2015. The driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated after failing a sobriety test following the accident.
5. Five people were injured when an industrial fan belt broke and sent shrapnel flying in a manufacturing plant in Hazelwood in 2015.
If you have been injured in a machinery accident, contact an experienced St. Louis Missouri personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options and can represent you in court if necessary.