Every day in Tampa, Florida, machinery accidents happen. In fact, according to the latest report from the National Safety Council (NSC), there were more than 9,000 workplace injuries from machines in 2017. This number is expected to continue to rise as machines become more commonplace in our workplaces.

Accident Statistics

In Tampa, Florida, there were over 40  reported accidents in 2021. This is a 25% increase from the previous year. The most common types of machinery accidents are falls (25%), fires (24%), and collisions (21%). Most of these accidents occur at construction sites or industrial plants. The most important safety precaution you can take when working with machinery is to wear safety goggles and a safety hat. If you are injured in a machinery accident, make sure to contact an attorney who can help you recover compensation for your injuries.

Manufacturing Companies

Some of the manufacturing companies located in Tampa Florida include

The Mosaic Company
Masonite International Corporation
Primo Water Corporation
Gerdau USA Inc.
Masonite Corporation
Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc.
Gerdau Ameristeel Corp.
Refresco US Holding Inc.
AVI-Spl Holdings, Inc.
AVI-Spl Global LLC
Refresco Beverages US Inc.
Cae USA Inc.
Syniverse Holdings, Inc.
Anchor Glass Container Corporation

These companies manufacture a variety of industrial machinery and equipment used in a variety of industries.

Machinery Accidents

Here is a brief overview of six Tampa machinery accidents over the course of  five years. In each of these accidents, someone was injured or killed.

If you or someone you know has been injured due to some kind of industrial machinery, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced attorney that can help you pursue the compensation you deserve and hold those responsible accountable. Contact us today for a free consultation on your specific case.