In Syracuse, New York, there were 10 reported accidents in 2021. This is a increase from 2020 when there were 7 accidents. Since 2000, the city has had more than twice as many machinery accidents as it did in the 1990s. What’s behind this increase? There are several possible explanations for this trend. One possibility is that there are more businesses operating in Syracuse now than ever before, which could lead to more accidents. Another possibility is that the quality of machines being used has improved, which could make them more difficult to operate. Finally, it’s possible that workers are using outdated safety practices when working with new machinery, which can lead to accidents. Whatever the reason may be, it’s important for businesses and workers in Syracuse to take precautions to avoid machinery accidents. By following safe work practices, everyone can reduce the risk of getting injured or harmed in a machinery accident.
Syracuse is the home of several manufacturing plants, including
Pass & Seymour, Inc.
Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
Ppc Broadband, Inc.
Cooper Crouse-Hinds, LLC
Feldmeier Equipment, Inc.
Westrock – Solvay, Llc.
Dumac Business Systems, Inc.
Haun Welding Supply, Inc.
Kilian Manufacturing Corporation
Matt Industries Inc.
Manufacturing companies in Syracuse employ a range of workers, from production operators to engineers. Many of these businesses operate on a 24-hour schedule, which can lead to workplace injuries.
If you are injured at work in Syracuse, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights and options.
Since 2007, there have been multiple machinery accidents in Syracuse New York. Some of these accidents have resulted in fatalities. It is important to be aware of the dangers posed by machinery. If you are injured as a result of an accident caused by a machine, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn more about your legal options.
Here are reports of machinery accidents that have happened in Syracuse New York:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|14/10/2021||River Valley Holdings, Inc. dba Cavallaro Foods, LLC||Syracuse||Ny||An employee was operating a powered pallet jack. The employee's right lower leg was pinned between the pallet jack and a rack, causing fractures.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Pallet jack-powered||Racks-garment and other|
|07/09/2021||US Ecology||Syracuse||Ny||An employee was cleaning debris in a confined space (vault). Electric power surged through wires, and the employee was burned.||Electrical burns||Nonclassifiable||Direct exposure to electricity||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|20/08/2021||Americold Logistics LLC||Syracuse||Ny||An employee was walking to a parking area. He fell while stepping off a curb, landing on the pavement and breaking his elbow and humerus.||Fractures||Elbow(s) and arms(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Curbs||Parking lot-paved|
|10/08/2021||Price Chopper||Syracuse||Ny||Two employees were fighting when one of them stabbed himself with a sharp blade. He was hospitalized.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Nonclassifiable||Self-inflicted injury-unintentional or intent unknown, n.e.c.||Person-injured or ill worker||Cutting handtools-nonpowered|
|22/07/2021||Mack Brothers Boiler & Sheet Iron Works Co Inc||Syracuse||Ny||An employee fell from a portable ladder to the ground, suffering multiple fractures.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders|
|15/07/2021||H. O. Wolding Inc||Syracuse||Ny||An employee was opening semi-trailer doors when a bale fell against the door of the trailer and the door hit the employee, causing him to fall to the ground and sustain a fractured vertebra.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Trailers||Bundles, bales|
|08/07/2021||Murphy & Nolan Inc||Syracuse||Ny||An employee's right-hand glove was pinned by the vise clamp of a saw. The employee suffered an amputation to the right index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery||Sawing machinery-stationary||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|01/06/2021||ASM Global||Syracuse||Ny||An employee was moving hockey bleachers to a prep area when they fell off the bleachers and fractured their wrist.||Fractures||Wrist(s)||Other fall to lower level||Grandstands, stadia||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|21/05/2021||FEDEX EXPRESS||Syracuse||Ny||An employee was injured in a material-handling incident. The employee was hospitalized.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable||Nonclassifiable|
|11/01/2021||Flower City Glass Co of NY LLC||Syracuse||Ny||An employee was climbing a fixed ladder to access a roof. The employee fell from the ladder or a catwalk, hitting a railing and then landing on the floor. The employee suffered a fractured pelvis, a dislocated shoulder, and partially collapsed lung.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Ladders-fixed||Floor, n.e.c.|
|18/09/2020||SAIA Motor Freight Syracuse||Syracuse||Ny||A truck backed up and pinned an employee between the dock and the trailer. The employee suffered a fractured pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|15/09/2020||Monahan & Loughlin, Inc.||Syracuse||Ny||An employee was doing roofing work on a dome. The employee slid about 60 feet down the roof and struck a wall, suffering a dislocated left knee and broken left tibia.||Fractures and dislocations||Knee(s) and leg(s)||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Roofs||Walls|
|01/09/2020||Dependable Disposal, LLC.||Syracuse||Ny||An employee was lining a hydraulic cylinder up with the eye (opening). The hydraulic cylinder was attached to a 300-pound crush plate and was supported by a pry bar. The pry bar slipped out and the cylinder dropped, pinching his right middle finger and causing a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Machine and appliance parts||Crowbars|
|03/08/2020||Syracuse Dairy Company, LLC.||Syracuse||Ks||A one-ton pallet of material fell, striking and pinning an employee. The employee suffered fractures and cuts/abrasions.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Struck by falling object or equipment||Skids, pallets|
|21/07/2020||UPS||East Syracuse||New York||An employee was sorting packages on the conveyor belt. The employee felt cramps throughout their entire body and was hospitalized due to heat stress/dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|02/07/2020||Ultra Dairy, LLC||East Syracuse||New York||An employee was trying to repair a leaking valve on a pipeline that delivered milk product to a milk carton filling machine. A spray of steam came out of the filling machine, contacting his right hand, face, and neck. He suffered second-degree burns to the right hand and his right side.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Multiple body parts||Contact with hot objects or substances||Steam, vapors-nonchemical|
|17/04/2020||METALICO SYRACUSE||East Syracuse||New York||An employee was welding a steel plate onto an I-beam when the plate slipped off and struck his left leg (femur), causing a fracture and requiring hospitalization and surgery.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Metal plates, metal panels||Beams-unattached metal|
|25/02/2020||UPS||East Syracuse||New York||An employee was clearing a jam on a conveyor belt, slipped, and fell 1.5 feet to the floor sustaining a back injury. The employee was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Nonclassifiable||Floor, n.e.c.|
|24/08/2019||DEPENDABLE DISPOSAL, LLC.||Syracuse||New York||An employee was climbing a steel two-section, truck-mounted ladder when one section shifted and caught the employee's finger between rungs. The employee's left ring fingertip was amputated at the first knuckle.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|16/08/2019||Verizon New York, Inc.||Syracuse||New York||On August 16, 2019, an employee was cutting a telephone pole with a chainsaw. The saw kicked back and struck his right leg, causing a severe laceration, a chipped bone, and cut tendons. He was hospitalized and underwent surgery.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Leg(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Chainsaws-powered|
|11/07/2019||Barrington Residential Prop||Syracuse||New York||An employee was cutting a piece of wood on a table saw. The blade amputated his left index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|29/06/2019||Delta Sonic||Syracuse||New York||An employee was walking from a carwash exit to a detail shop entrance. The employee transitioned from a rock hardscaped island and was stepping down from the curb when he slipped on a steel storm-sewer grate and fell on the surface of the grate. He fractured his left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Grates and drains in floor surface|
|14/06/2019||A Duie Pyle||Syracuse||New York||An employee was attempting to close an overhead door when it closed on his fingers, crushing his fingertips.||Crushing injuries||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Garage doors|
|29/05/2019||Frazer & Jones Company A Division of the Eastern Company||Syracuse||New York||An employee was using a grinder to sharpen a pick axe when his finger struck the rotating grinder wheel, resulting in a partial finger amputation.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Grinders, abraders|
|09/05/2019||St Josephs Healthcare Ctr||Syracuse||New York||An employee slipped or tripped and fell hitting her head on an autoclave cart. The employee sustained a head laceration.||Cuts, lacerations||Head||Fall onto or against object on same level, n.e.c.||Floor||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|17/04/2019||Syracuse University||Syracuse||New York||An employee was changing transmission belts on a 40-hp cooling tower fan, when the fan turned on and amputated the left index finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Fans, blowers-wall, floor, ceiling, ventilation|
|30/03/2019||United Auto Supply of Syracuse, West, Inc.||Syracuse||New York||The injured employee was operating a forklift in aisle CB while another employee was operating a forklift in aisle CA. The forklift in aisle CA pushed elevated stock into aisle CB and a plastic skid fell and struck the injured employee on the head. The employee was hospitalized for a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.||Skids, pallets|
|18/02/2019||Onondaga Case Mangement Inc||Syracuse||New York||A field employee was walking to her car when she slipped on ice and fell to the ground, breaking her ankle in four places.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|21/01/2019||Custom Assembly, Inc - Syracuse||East Syracuse||New York||An employee was setting a load bar inside a trailer, on the upper deck. The deck slid, causing him to fall to the floor of the trailer. His leg was lacerated and broken.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Nonclassifiable||Floor, n.e.c.|
|10/01/2019||LORETTO REST RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY INC.||Syracuse||New York||An employee slipped on snow while walking into work and required hospitalization for a broken ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|09/01/2019||SDC Construction Services, Inc.||Syracuse||New York||An employee's fingers contacted the spinning blade of a table saw and were amputated.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|08/01/2019||CARDINAL HEALTH 110||Syracuse||New York||An employee was preparing a truck for loading when he slipped on ice and fell, injuring his head on the walking surface.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces||Ice, sleet, snow|
|06/08/2018||Research Foundation of SUNY||Syracuse||New York||An employee was operating a microfluidizer when the beaker punctured his left palm and the liquid stream came in contact with his blood. He developed an infection and was hospitalized.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Hand(s), except finger(s)||Injured by object breaking in hand||Containers-nonpressurized||Special process machinery, n.e.c.|
|27/07/2018||Casler Masonry, Inc.||Syracuse||New York||An employee was leaving a mobile scaffold platform while holding a tower section that had just been unbolted. The employee and the tower section fell to the ground about 3 feet below, landing on an outrigger and suffering four broken ribs and blood in the lungs.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Scaffolds-staging|
|26/07/2018||Charter Communications Spectrum||Syracuse||New York||An employee was descending a ladder when it slipped, causing him to fall to the ground. He fractured his right ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|25/07/2018||Loomis Armored LLC||East Syracuse||New York||An employee was using a cart to deliver bags of coins to a bank. The employee's fingertip was amputated between the cart handle and the ground.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Contact with objects and equipment||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|05/07/2018||TESSY PLASTICS CORP.||Syracuse||New York||An employee was observing an oil leak on an injection molding machine. The employee climbed a ladder to get a better look. The employee's right hand then contacted the machine's platen, resulting in the amputation of the pinky, ring, and middle fingertips.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Plastic injection molding machinery|
|21/06/2018||Lockheed Martin Corporation||Syracuse||New York||At 11:00 a.m. on June 21, 2018, an employee was splashed with Isopar. After leaving work at 5:30 p.m., he began coughing up blood and was hospitalized for chemical exposure.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Solvents, degreasers|
|09/05/2018||Amstar of Western New York Inc.||Syracuse||New York||An employee was erecting scaffold and fell 15 feet from the top of a mobile scaffold to the pavement below, suffering a chin laceration and broken ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|30/04/2018||Van Derhoof Roofing Co., Inc.||Syracuse||New York||An employee lost his balance while exiting from a ladder onto a one-story roof. He fell, hit the roof, and then fell to the ground, landing on his feet. He fractured his right ankle and left heel.||Fractures||Foot (feet) and ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roof edges|
|11/04/2018||Truax & Hovey, Ltd||Syracuse||New York||An employee was trying to throw out construction debris contained in a wheel barrow. The employee went through an unlatched gate on the third floor of a five floor building while attempting to enter a hoist. The hoist was located on the second floor. The employee fell three stories, suffering a dislocated shoulder, possible leg fractures, and a sprained wrist. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures and dislocations||Upper and lower limb(s)||Fall through surface or existing opening more than 30 feet||Existing floor opening||Material and personnel hoists|
|09/04/2018||Mr Bults Inc||East Syracuse||New York||An employee was changing a J-hook on a trailer while standing on a 14-foot A-frame ladder when the employee slipped and fell from the fourth rung to the ground, suffering broken ribs and vertebrae. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders|
|09/03/2018||Syracuse Glass Co Inc||Syracuse||New York||An employee was adjusting tempering rollers and cleaning belts on equipment when the employee's glove was pulled into the pulley, resulting in an amputation of the right pinky finger. The equipment was running at the time.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Metal, woodworking, and special material machinery||Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves|
|27/02/2018||PYRAMID ROOFING & SHEET METAL CO, INC.||Syracuse||New York||An employee lost balance and fell to the ground while climbing a ladder, suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level||Ladders|
|14/10/2017||BJ's Wholesale Club||East Syracuse||New York||An employee was operating a forklift when her leg was caught between the forklift body and a steel structure, breaking her ankle and requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered||Structures and surfaces|
|11/08/2017||SPS Inc||Syracuse||New York||An employee lost footing while exiting a truck and fell to the ground, breaking ribs and vertebrae and suffering a possible head injury.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|13/07/2017||Postler & Jaeckle Corp.||East Syracuse||New York||An employee was cutting a board using a circular saw when the sawblade amputated the employee's fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|27/06/2017||Erie Materials||Syracuse||New York||An employee was moving a chop saw when he contacted the trigger and activated the saw, which was still plugged in. The saw blade then amputated his left ring finger to the first knuckle.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.||Sawing machinery-stationary|
|12/06/2017||Pyramid Roofing Inc.||Syracuse||New York||An employee was climbing a ladder when he missed a rung and fell 14 feet, striking a transformer box and breaking his ribs.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Ladders|
|04/02/2017||O'CONNELL ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.||Syracuse||New York||An employee was on an 8-foot ladder installing a bus duct switch when an electrical arc flash/blast occurred, burning the employee's face and right hand. The employee was also thrown from the ladder, suffering fractured ribs.||Fractures and burns||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Movable ladders||Electric parts|
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