Tallahassee, Florida is one of the busiest cities in the United States, with a population of over 300,000 people. It’s also home to a large number of machinery-related accidents. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most common Tallahassee machinery accidents and how you can avoid them.
In 2017, there were 191 machinery accidents in Tallahassee, Florida. This is a decrease from the previous year when there were 230 accidents. The majority of these accidents were due to equipment failure. However, some occurred because of human error. If you’re in a machinery accident in Tallahassee and need legal help, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.
There are many manufacturing companies located in Tallahassee Florida. Some of these companies include
McKenzie Property Management, Inc.
Gt Technologies I, Inc.
Syn-Tech Systems, Inc.
Gto Access Systems, LLC
Golden Dragon Association, Inc.
|Altrua Global Solutions, Inc.
Agp Holding Corp.
State of Florida
Integrated Design Tools, Inc.
Kelly Brothers Sheet Metal, Inc.
Ingram Enterprises, Inc.
These companies provide jobs to many people in the area and help to support the local economy.
These are just a few reports of accidents that have taken place in Tallahassee over the past few years; there is no doubt many more that have gone unreported. If you’re in a machinery accident in Tallahassee and need legal help, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|16/11/2021||Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.||Tallahassee||Fl||On November 16, 2021, an employee was loading product onto a truck at the warehouse loading dock. While unjamming the dock plate, his right middle finger was caught between the dock plate and the trailer's threshold, resulting in amputation of his right middle finger at the nail.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|04/11/2021||Sam's Club||Tallahassee||Fl||At 8:10 p.m. on November 4, 2021, an employee was assaulted with a tree branch in a parking lot. The robber also stole the employee's vehicle. The employee suffered head trauma and was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving||Robber||Limbs, branches-unattached|
|11/08/2021||Universal Electric of Tallahassee, Inc.||Tallahassee||Fl||On August 11, 2021, a temporary employee was installing a factory-made screw in a 277/480-volt panel cover when it penetrated the insulation of a wire, causing an arc flash. The employee suffered a burn to the hand.||Electrical burns||Hand(s)||Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Switchboards, switches, fuses||Screws|
|14/07/2021||H&E EQUIPMENT SERCIVES||Tallahassee||Fl||On July 14, 2021, at 3:15 p.m., an employee was loading a forklift onto a flatbed trailer. As he stepped off the forklift and onto the flatbed, he fell onto the asphalt and broke his femur.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Other fall to lower level||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|15/06/2021||Ferrara Consultants and Space Age Roof Tech, LLC||Tallahassee||Fl||On June 15, 2021, an employee was supervising a work crew on a roof job. The employee fell off the roof, landing about 8 feet below and suffering broken bones. The employee was hospitalized.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Roofs||Nonclassifiable|
|05/06/2021||Circle K Stores, Inc.||Tallahassee||Fl||At about 4:30 p.m. on June 5, 2021, an employee was trying to break up a fight between a coworker and a customer when the customer stabbed the employee with a knife. The employee was hospitalized, having suffered a punctured lung.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing||Other client or customer||Knives or n.e.c.|
|23/03/2021||Lyneer Staffing Solutions, LLC.||Tallahassee||Fl||On March 23, 2021, a temporary employee was working from a beam when he fell to the floor 4 or 5 feet below, suffering a fracture to his tailbone and hip. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Multiple trunk locations||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Girders, beams, structural steel||Floor, n.e.c.|
|01/03/2021||Reladyne Florida LLC||Tallahassee||Fl||An employee was standing on the tailgate of a truck when he fell backward and hit his head on concrete, resulting in a concussion.||Concussions||Brain||Other fall to lower level||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|21/09/2020||US Census Bureau||Tallahassee||Fl||On September 21, 2020, an employee was walking into an apartment building to conduct interviews with individuals at their private residences when she tripped on an incline and fell resulting in a fracture in her third lumbar vertebra.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Floor irregularity|
|23/08/2020||Lowes Home Center, Inc.||Tallahassee||Fl||A cashier was walking from her register to a desk. She tripped over her portable oxygen hose and fell to the floor, suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Hoses|
|05/08/2020||United Parcel Service, Inc.||Tallahassee||Fl||On August 5, 2020, a service provider completing a delivery began to feel light headed and nauseous. He was hospitalized for dehydration.||Effects of heat and light, n.e.c.||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|01/07/2020||Orchard Pond Organics, LLC.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was driving his personal vehicle on the property when he lost control of the vehicle, spun out 20 feet, and hit a tree. He sustained fractures to the ankle, hip, and vertebrae and lost consciousness.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.||Highway vehicle, motorized||Trees|
|02/05/2020||Tallahassee CH LLC.||Tallahassee||Florida||On May 2, 2020, an employee fell from the back of a golf cart as the cart went around a curve. His head struck the pavement; he suffered a concussion and was hospitalized.||Concussions||Brain||Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Golf cart, personnel transport cart|
|11/02/2020||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was walking up to the front door of a residence to deliver a parcel when he missed the first step leading up to the door, causing him to lose his balance and fall onto his left side on the concrete pavement ground. He was hospitalized with a fractured left hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level while climbing stairs, steps, or curbs||Stairs, steps-outdoors|
|03/09/2019||Core & Main, LP||Tallahassee||Florida||A truck driver was delivering 30-inch PVC pipe. While the pipe was being unloaded from the rear of the truck and the driver was standing nearby, a pipe came out of the cradle in the front of the truck and fell off the truck. It hit the driver's left leg resulting in surgical amputation. The driver was hospitalized.||Amputations||Leg(s)||Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part||Plastic, PVC, or rubber pipes and tubing||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility|
|25/06/2019||C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was checking (from an 8-foot A-frame ladder) the inside of an asphalt drum through the chute's opening to make sure there was no clogging. As he was descending from the ladder, his feet became tangled on the fourth rung and he fell backwards about 3 feet to the gravel floor. He injured his left ankle and lacerated the back of his head, requiring hospitalization.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Ankle(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Step ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|19/06/2019||Exterior Specialties, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||On June 19, 2019, an employee was operating a machine that carries shingles onto a roof when the belt came off. As he attempted to set the belt onto the machine's pulley, his right index finger was caught between the pulley and the belt, resulting in an amputation of his right index finger without bone loss. The machine was energized at the time of the incident.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning||Conveyors-powered|
|09/05/2019||Lloyd Roofing and Construction, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee working on a metal roof fell 20 feet through an opening to the interior concrete surface below. He was hospitalized with a fractured wrist and two compressed fractures in his back.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet||Existing roof openings, other than skylights||Floor, n.e.c.|
|03/04/2019||John Hurst Outdoor Services LLC||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was operating a ride-on zero-turn mower in a sloped residential yard. The mower slid off course and the employee landed on its blade, suffering amputations to the right first and second toes.||Amputations||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway||Lawn mowers-riding|
|14/03/2019||TALLAHASSEE ROOFING SUPPLY COMPANY, INC.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was climbing down a ladder when he slipped and fell to the ground, breaking his elbow and pelvis.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|12/02/2019||JIMMIE CROWDER EXCAVATING & LAND CLEARING, INC.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was conducting concrete crushing operations. The equipment was turned off and the employee moved to an area to remove debris. The concrete crusher was turned back on while the injured employee was in the area causing the amputation of his right arm.||Amputations||Arm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Compactors, crushers, pulverizers-earth, mineral|
|30/01/2019||Parker Services, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was operating a hand held electric core drill to create a 2.5 inch hole through concrete to install refrigerant piping when the drill became bound in the concrete. It started to rotate, then threw him off the drill. The employee sustained a dislocated hip and was admitted to the hospital.||Dislocation of joints||Hip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Drills-powered|
|14/09/2018||Comcast of Florida/Georgia/Illinois/Michigan, LLC||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was preparing to cut the tap to a telecommunications cable. The mid-span line his ladder was leaning on was cut, and he fell 20 feet from his extension ladder to the surface below. His left shoulder blade was shattered.||Fractures||Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)||Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet||Extension ladders||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|04/09/2018||Tallahassee Floor Finishing||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was cutting a 5-inch by 6-foot floor board using a table saw. The board jammed, and the employee's left hand was pulled into the saw. His left thumb and palm were severely cut. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery.||Cuts, lacerations||Hand(s) and finger(s)||Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment||Table saws|
|30/08/2018||Foundation Cabling Corporation||Tallahassee||Florida||A technician was installing communication cables from a ladder. The ladder buckled and he fell about 15 feet, landing on a concrete floor. He suffered a skull fracture and was hospitalized for surgery.||Fractures||Skull||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Movable ladders||Floor, n.e.c.|
|16/08/2018||Florida Food Service, Inc||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was unloading eight boxes of frozen chicken using a dolly. As he was going down the truck's ramp, he lost his footing, let go of the dolly, fell on the ramp, and broke his right leg. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Leg(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Ramps, loading docks, dock plates|
|24/05/2018||MJ Roofing, LLC||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was stepping from a ladder to a roof when he fell to the ground. He suffered a broken bone and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Other fall to lower level||Ladders||Ground, n.e.c.|
|25/04/2018||Fielder Tree Service, LLC||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was in an aerial lift cutting a section of a tree when the tree section spun around and hit him in the face and head. He was hospitalized with a concussion, small facial fracture, skull fracture, laceration to the face, and chipped teeth.||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.||Multiple head locations||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Limbs, branches-unattached|
|24/04/2018||North Florida Fair Association, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was walking on the roof to bring tape to his co-worker who was repairing a skylight when he stepped onto the old skylight with plexiglass in place and fell about 15 feet through it to the floor. He sustained three cracked vertebrae, a cracked rib, and a bruised hip, requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet||Skylights|
|14/03/2018||Fielder Tree Services, L.L.C.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was working from the ground cutting logs with a gas-powered chain saw when the chainsaw lacerated his left foot, severing a tendon. He was hospitalized.||Cuts, lacerations||Foot (feet)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Chainsaws-powered|
|26/01/2018||Fielder Tree Services, L.L.C.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was working out of a bucket truck to cut off the top of a pine tree when the tree top fell and hit the boom of the bucket truck. The employee was ejected 40 feet out of the truck to the surface below, suffering facial and back fractures.||Fractures||Head and trunk||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Boom truck, bucket or basket hoist truck||Trees, logs, limbs, n.e.c.|
|22/06/2017||North Florida Asphalt, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||On June 22, 2017, an employee was working on an asphalt crew shoveling and raking asphalt. The crew made different stops during the day and at one stop the employee began to feel ill. The employee was hospitalized for heat stroke.||Heat stroke||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|07/06/2017||Brian Bernard's Flooring America, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was standing on a pallet set on top of a forklift, which was then raised to reach the store's roof (10 feet above the ground), in an attempt to mitigate water leaking on the store's computers. The employee fell 10 feet off the roof to the ground, hitting the pallet on the forklift on the way down. He fractured an eye socket, his nose, and three ribs, requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Head and trunk||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Roofs|
|02/05/2017||Diocese of Pensacola - Tallahassee||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was measuring the office for modification using a rolling chair when she fell, hit her head on a counter top and then fell onto the floor. She was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a head laceration and a fracture L1 and L2 vertebrae.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Chairs|
|14/02/2017||Interior Specialists,Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was helping a coworker lower and position a steel beam onto a rolling cart when his right middle finger was caught between the steel beam and the rolling cart, amputating his fingertip at the nailbed.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Beams-unattached metal||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|28/09/2016||TOTAL QUALITY ROOFING, INC.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee fell 30 feet from the edge of an apartment complex roof while engaged in roofing work. The employee was hospitalized with a broken femur, wrist, and ribs.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 26 to 30 feet||Roof edges|
|16/09/2016||Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was tightening the bolts on a billboard when the weld of the catwalk arm broke, swung down with him on it, and hit his ankle on the billboard column, fracturing his right ankle. He fell 20 feet from the catwalk and was hanging by his fall protection lanyard about 9 feet above the ground when he was rescued by his foreman. He was hospitalized.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 16 to 20 feet||Catwalks|
|13/09/2016||Southeast Utilities of Georgia, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was in an aerial bucket, trimming trees to get to a communication cable. As he moved the bucket, it touched the powerline, resulting in an electrical shock. He suffered severe burns to both arms and was hospitalized.||Electrical burns||Arm(s)||Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts||Boom truck, bucket or basket hoist truck||Power lines, transformers, convertors|
|04/09/2016||Wen South, LLC||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was trying to open a door to the work area while a coworker was on the other side of the door washing their hands in the sink. The door was blocked causing it to slam on the injured employee's finger, amputating it halfway up the right middle fingernail.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle|
|02/08/2016||Exterior Specialties, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||On or about August 2, 2016, at approximately 3:30 p.m., an employee was helping to install roofing underlayment when he stepped on wet membrane material and slid off the roof, falling more than 12 feet to the ground below and lacerating his head and tongue.||Cuts, lacerations||Multiple head locations||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Roofs||Liquids|
|13/06/2016||CP Buckner Steel Erection, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was working from a 19-foot electronic scissor lift (set at 11-feet high) to cut a large structural brace using a torch. As the brace was cut loose, it struck the top of the scissor lift and fell onto plastic storage containers. The back of the employee's head hit the scissor lift guardrails and was lacerated, requiring hospitalization.||Cuts, lacerations||Scalp||Struck against stationary object or equipment, n.e.c.||Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted||Structural metal materials|
|04/04/2016||Marlin Coatings, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||While spray painting a building, an employee went over a gate and walked off the ledge. The wind had blown a tarp over the area and covered the edge, which could not be seen. The employee fell approximately 50 feet, suffering broken ribs on the right side and a collapsed lung.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet||Structures and surfaces|
|29/03/2016||Owen Electric Company||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was helping to work on an electrical panel when the panel arc flashed. The employee suffered burns over 65% of his body and was hospitalized.||Electrical burns||Multiple body parts||Direct exposure to electricity||Switchboards, switches, fuses|
|10/11/2015||Masonry Incorporated||Tallahassee||Florida||As the employee was walking on the second level of a frame and brace scaffold towards the fixed ladder, he slipped on the wet planks and fell 12 feet to the ground resulting in a broken left femur. The planks were wet due to rain.||Fractures||Thigh(s)||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Scaffolds-self-supporting staging||Rain|
|09/10/2015||Council Contracting, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was working on a tin roof. The employee stepped off the roof onto an overhang. The overhand collapsed and the employee fell breaking the right hip, arm, tail bone and ribs.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Fall from collapsing structure or equipment||Structures|
|17/09/2015||Publix Super Markets, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee closed the door on her left pinky finger resulting in a partial amputation of the fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate||Doors, except garage and vehicle|
|16/07/2015||Publix Super Markets, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee stood on the edge of the top of a fryer to clean the hood. The fryer had a lid over the grease. The lid slipped off, and the employee's right foot and ankle went into the grease, receiving second degree burns.||Second degree heat (thermal) burns||Foot (feet) and ankle(s)||Contact with hot objects or substances||Fats, oils, cooking greases||Container caps, lids, covers|
|14/07/2015||Mathison Construction, LLC||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was cutting a board with a circular saw and amputated the tip of his left thumb.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Saws-powered, except chainsaws|
|05/06/2015||All Pro Land Care, Inc.||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee was driving a John Deere Gator truck on a gravel road at the worksite while holding a spray wand, which was attached to the 25-gallon spray tank. As she curbed to the right, she did not realize that the hose unraveled and caught the tires, causing the wand to move and strike her right eye. This resulted in the loss of an eye.||Avulsions, enucleations||Eye(s)||Struck by discharged or flying object, n.e.c.||Spraying and dusting machinery-agricultural|
|30/04/2015||Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC||Tallahassee||Florida||An employee working at the alignment hoist was checking the vehicle suspension. The hoist dropped down, pinning the employee's left forearm between the car and the hoist.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Forearm(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Automobile lifts and hoists||Automobile|
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