Toledo Ohio Machinery Accidents can happen to anyone. While many precautions seem minor, they can lead to serious injuries and even death if they are ignored.
There is always a risk of accidents when working with machinery. In Toledo, Ohio, there have been a significant number of machinery accidents in the past few years. If you are working with machinery, it is important to be aware of the dangers and take precautions to reduce the chances of an accident. Here are some tips to help keep you safe:
Always use proper safety equipment. This includes a helmet, eye protection, work gloves, and a sturdy safety belt.
Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert and watch for warning signs that may signal an impending accident.
Follow instructions carefully. Do not try to fix or modify the machinery on your own unless instructed to do so by a qualified professional.
With a population of just over 300,000, Toledo Ohio is the 25th largest city in the United States. This metropolitan area is home to more than 900 manufacturing companies and as a result, Toledo Ohio has a rich history in the manufacturing industry. Some of the larger manufacturing companies located in Toledo Ohio include
|Impact Products LLC
Deco Tools, Inc.
Kasper Enterprises, Inc.
Toledo Sign Company Inc
Gardner Signs, Inc.
Wurtec Manufacturing Service Inc
|Magnetic Packaging, LLC
Allen Industries Inc
Sabco Industries, Inc.
Insta Plak, Inc.
The Toledo area has also been home to some of the most successful automotive manufacturers in the world. These companies include Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Chrysler Motors. In addition to car manufacturers, Toledo Ohio is also home to several aircraft manufacturers including Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
When working with machinery, it is important to be aware of the potential for accidents. If you have been injured in a machinery accident, contact a Toledo Ohio machinery accident lawyer as soon as possible. This is important because the law allows for time limitations on filing claims. If you do not file a claim within the proper time frame, your case may be closed and you may not be able to recover damages. Speak with an experienced lawyer today who can guide you through the process of filing a claim.
Here are three examples of machinery accidents in Toledo Ohio that injured workers and caused significant financial losses:
|AccidentDate||Employer||City||State||Description||Injury||Body Part||Event||Injury Source||Other Injury Source|
|13/10/2021||Libbey Glass Inc.||Toledo||Oh||On October 13, 2021, an employee was pushing a metal cart onto an elevator. As the cart turned, the employee's right thumb was pinched between it and the side of the elevator. The employee suffered a potential amputation to the thumb tip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by rolling object or equipment being pushed by injured worker||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered||Elevators|
|12/08/2021||Lutheran Home Society||Toledo||Oh||On August 12, 2021, at approximately 7:15 a.m., an employee was placing toast into the hot box in the main kitchen in preparation for breakfast. As the employee turned around, they fell to the tile floor and suffered a left hip fracture that required hospitalization.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Fall on same level, n.e.c.||Floor|
|21/07/2021||Mondelez International||Toledo||Oh||On July 21, 2021, an employee fell about 7 feet from a sifter in a mill. She suffered three broken ribs and a collapsed lung and was hospitalized.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet||Food and beverage processing machinery-specialized||Nonclassifiable|
|20/07/2021||American Tool and Die, Inc.||Toledo||Oh||On July 20, 2021, an employee was operating a 60-ton mechanical power press when their right hand was caught in the point of operation resulting in amputation injuries to two fingers and a crushing injury to another finger.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Presses, except printing|
|16/07/2021||Star Cartage Co, Inc||Toledo||Oh||An employee got up from their desk, tripped on the chair, and fell suffering a broken patella.||Fractures||Knee(s)||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Chairs|
|16/04/2021||Carter-Waters Construction Materials - Toledo, OH||Toledo||Oh||An employee was in front of a table bender rebar machine, bending rebar. The employee's left middle fingertip was caught in a hole in the rotating top. The fingertip was nicked, resulting in an amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Bending, crimping machines|
|02/03/2021||FCA US, LLC||Toledo||Oh||An employee was attempting to connect carts to a tugger when their right ring finger became caught between the handle of one cart and the rack of another cart, resulting in a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Struck by rolling object or equipment-other than powered vehicle||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|26/02/2021||Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc.||Toledo||Oh||On February 26, 2021, an employee was hospitalized with pelvis and arm fractures after being struck by a vehicle in the company's parking lot.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|24/02/2021||Welch Packaging||Toledo||Oh||At 10:00 a.m. on February 24, 2021, an employee fell while stepping off a 14-inch-high platform, landing on the concrete floor and suffering a broken hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Scaffolds-staging||Floor, n.e.c.|
|08/02/2021||Libbey Glass Inc.||Toledo||Oh||On October 8, 2021, an employee was walking to a furnace when he tripped over a spud bar approximately 18 inches off the ground and fell into a batch charger, resulting in head wounds on their forehead and scalp that required staples and stitches.||Cuts, lacerations||Multiple head locations||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Chisels-nonpowered|
|28/01/2021||KOKOSING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.||Toledo||Oh||On January 28, 2021, a crane block and hook had been lowered to the ground for removal from the crane. As the crane load hook came in contact with the ground, an employee tried to rotate the load hook so the block/sheaves would come to rest in a vertical position on the ground. The hook became unstuck and his right foot was wedged between it and the load block. His little toe was broken.||Fractures||Toes(s), toenail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Cranes|
|18/01/2021||Brooklyn North Recycling||Toledo||Oh||An employee was climbing up the side of a railcar using the fixed ladder when he fell approximately 13 feet to the ground, resulting in a broken vertebrae in his back.||Fractures||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet||Ladders-fixed||Ground, n.e.c.|
|14/01/2021||Sigma Tube Company||Toledo||Oh||An employee was taking the straps off of a 1'x31' bundle of steel tubing on a crane when the bundle fell on his left foot, resulting in a hospitalization and a fractured left foot.||Fractures||Foot (feet)||Struck by falling object or equipment||Bundles, bales|
|02/10/2020||TOLEDO HOSPITAL||Toledo||Oh||On October 2, 2020, an employee was hospitalized with chest pains after using a draw sheet to move a patient from a cot to a bed.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Overexertion involving outside sources||Patient|
|24/09/2020||FCA U.S. LLC||Toledo||Oh||On September 24, 2020, an employee was injured when the tugger he was operating was struck by a second tugger. The employee was hospitalized for rib fractures.||Fractures||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Nonroadway collision with other vehicle||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c||Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c|
|02/06/2020||Promedica Neurosciences Center||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was exiting the building when she tripped on the floor mat at the employee exit and impacted the floor, resulting in abrasions on the face, an injury to the right wrist, and a hospitalization for a fractured L5 vertebra.||Fractures||Lumbar region||Fall on same level due to tripping over an object||Floor||Floor coverings- nonstructural|
|02/06/2020||Cassens Transportation||Toledo||Ohio||On June 2, 2020, an employee was going to the parking lot to park cars. Thieves were stealing trucks from the storage lot and struck the employee with a vehicle. The employee sustained fractures.||Fractures||Nonclassifiable||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|24/04/2020||TOLEDO HOSPITAL||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was repositioning a patient using a draw sheet with another technician when she experienced pain due to a severe back sprain, requiring hospitalization.||Sprains||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Overexertion in pushing, pulling, or turning-single episode||Patient|
|18/04/2020||Beren Equipment Co. Ltd.||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was unloading a vehicle from a flatbed tow truck. The vehicle slid sideways and its frame pinned his arm against the frame of the tow truck bed. His arm was broken and he was hospitalized.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Highway vehicle, motorized||Tow truck|
|27/02/2020||FCA U.S. LLC||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was working in the pit under a vehicle. While using a two-handed tool to loosen a bolt on the vehicle, the tool hit the front passenger-side tire. The tool then pinched the employee's finger against the vehicle's skid plate resulting in a partial amputation to the middle finger on the left hand. The vehicle was not moving, but the tires were rotating at the time.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects||Highway vehicle, motorized||Turning handtools-power not determined|
|21/02/2020||Argus Corp.||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was pinned between two pickup trucks inside the building, sustaining external and internal bruising in the abdomen.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Pickup truck|
|15/01/2020||Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S., LLC||Toledo||Ohio||On January 15, 2020, an employee was sitting on a rub rail at a dock. At the same time, a truck driver was backing a truck trailer into the dock. The employee was struck and caught between the truck and trailer, requiring hospitalization for fractured ribs and a lacerated kidney.||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders||Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck|
|13/01/2020||Midwest Terminals of Toledo - International, Inc.||Toledo||Ohio||On January 10, 2020, an employee finished drinking a bottle of sports drink and set it down empty in a maintenance shop before leaving for the weekend. The bottle was then used to hold brake cleaner. On January 3, the employee refilled the bottle with water, began drinking, and became nauseated and vomited after the first few gulps. The employee was hospitalized.||Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect||BODY SYSTEMS||Ingestion of harmful substance||Lubricating greases, cutting oils|
|19/09/2019||American Manufacturing Operations Inc.||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was hospitalized after a welding wire poked through his welding glove causing an infection of the finger.||Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker||Wire, cables-nonelectrical|
|09/08/2019||Libbey Glass Inc.||Toledo||Ohio||On August 9, 2019, an employee was working at his forming station. The employee started to feel ill, went home and was then hospitalized with heat stroke and kidney failure.||Heat stroke||BODY SYSTEMS||Exposure to environmental heat||Heat-environmental|
|24/07/2019||Ryder||Toledo||Ohio||At the loading dock, an employee was assisting a co-worker with closing a trailer door. As the trailer was pulling out about 15 feet, the employee was caught between the trailer door and an adjacent concrete wall. He was hospitalized with a crushed shoulder/arm.||Crushing injuries||Shoulder(s) and arm(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area||Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck||Walls|
|07/07/2019||THE ANDERSONS INC.||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was closing a door when he tripped on a 2-inch lip and fell, hitting his head on the doorframe.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface||Floor irregularity|
|24/06/2019||ACI USA, LLC||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was working on an extension ladder 10 to 12 feet from the ground. Upon descending, his foot was caught in a ladder rung and he fell to the ground, injuring his hip and right foot. He was hospitalized.||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury||Hip(s) and leg(s)||Other fall to lower level||Extension ladders||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|03/05/2019||PEXCO PACKAGING CORPORATION||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was wrapping film around a new roll in a printing press during a roll change over. The employee's hand became caught in the press resulting in a fracture to the left forearm.||Fractures||Forearm(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Presses-printing|
|03/05/2019||Barton Malow Company||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was hitting a concrete hose with a hammer to unjam a plug in the line. The plug released and the pressure in the hose caused the hose to whip around and strike the employee in the leg breaking his tibia and fibula.||Fractures||Lower leg(s)||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Hoses|
|29/04/2019||American Posts, LLC||Toledo||Ohio||On April 29, 2019, at approximately 9:50 a.m., an employee was operating a punch press when their right index finger was pinched between the dye plate and the post being stamped causing a fingertip amputation.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Punch presses|
|16/04/2019||Lanzo Corporation||Toledo||Ohio||On April 17, 2019, an employee was helping to fix an issue with the pipe system. The employee removed a hose from the boiler truck used in the pipe lining process and hot water sprayed out, burning the employee's legs. The employee was hospitalized.||Heat (thermal) burns||Leg(s)||Contact with hot objects or substances||Water|
|13/04/2019||USPS||Toledo||Ohio||On April 13, 2019, an employee was delivering mail when the employee slipped off a curb and fell. The employee was hospitalized with a broken pelvis.||Fractures||Pelvis||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Curbs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|07/04/2019||North American Roofing Company||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was performing roofing work when he fell from elevation and fractured his arm, requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Arm(s)||Other fall to lower level||Roofs||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces|
|04/04/2019||Hansen Industries||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was operating a press when a piece of steel snapped in half and caused a head injury requiring hospitalization.||Intracranial injuries||Brain||Struck by dislodged flying object, particle||Metal materials-nonstructural||Presses, except printing|
|01/04/2019||KOKOSING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was walking across a highway when a motor vehicle struck him, breaking his right hip.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway||Highway vehicle, motorized|
|22/03/2019||Alro Steel Corporation||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was moving a round bar stock from the pan to the saw when the bar slipped. The employee grabbed it and their left thumb was crushed between the bar and the saw arm. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured left thumb.||Fractures||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker||Parts and materials|
|15/03/2019||Custom Ecology, Inc.||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was delivering scrap metal at a site and entered the truck trailer to sweep leftover metal for the crane magnet when the employee was hit by the magnet. The employee sustained a pelvic fracture and was hospitalized.||Fractures||Pelvis||Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.||Cranes|
|23/02/2019||Starfire Corporation||Toledo||Ohio||At 10:30 a.m. on February 23, 2019, an employee of Starfire Corporation sustained a laceration of his leg and burn injuries to his back from the premature ignition of a fireworks shell as he was loading the shell into the mortar tube in preparation for a fireworks aerial display.||Heat (thermal) burns||Back, including spine, spinal cord||Explosion, n.e.c.||Pyrotechnics, fireworks|
|21/01/2019||Frostbite Brands, Div. of Dean Foods||Toledo||Ohio||On January 21, 2019, at approximately 1:00 a.m., an employee was walking in the parking lot when a second employee threw a snowball at the first employee. The first employee slipped on ice and fell to the ground while running away from the snowball, fracturing the right ankle and requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Fall on same level due to slipping||Parking lot||Ice, sleet, snow|
|21/01/2019||Old Dominion Frieght Line , Inc.||Toledo||Ohio||On January 21, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., an employee was attempting to hook up two trailers using a converter dolly. As the employee was maneuvering the dolly, he slipped and fell to the ground due to ice. When he fell to the ground, the dolly pinned his right ankle against the trailer bumper. He was hospitalized with a fractured ankle.||Fractures||Ankle(s)||Struck by rolling object or equipment being pushed by injured worker||Vehicle and mobile equipment parts||Trailers|
|15/01/2019||Crestwood Trasnportation, LLC||Toledo||Ohio||An employee tripped and fell to the asphalt pavement while exiting his truck for a delivery, fracturing his left hip and requiring hospitalization.||Fractures||Hip(s)||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet||Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility||Parking lot-paved|
|03/07/2018||Betco Corporation||Toledo||Ohio||On July 2, 2018, an employee was disposing of chemicals. A floor cleaning chemical spilled onto his right foot, causing a third degree burn requiring hospitalization.||Third or fourth degree chemical burns and corrosions||Foot (feet)||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Cleaning and polishing agents|
|20/06/2018||Midwest Terminals of Toledo - International, Inc.||Toledo||Ohio||On June 20, 2018, an employee was using a hose to transload caustic soda from a railcar to a truck when the hose became disconnected and the caustic soda splashed underneath the employee's face shield. The employee suffered burns to the eyes.||Chemical burns and corrosions||Eye(s)||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue||Sodium and potassium hydroxide, potassium carbonate|
|13/06/2018||RMF NOOTER INC.||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was installing a 50 lbs. chain onto a metal sprocket (non-moving) and crushed their right middle finger. The fingertip was amputated.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Chains|
|13/06/2018||Compass Group||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was scrubbing the floor with a ride along industrial scrubber. The employee stepped off of the scrubber, slipped, and extended her leg.||Traumatic injuries and disorders||Nonclassifiable||Fall on same level due to slipping||Floor|
|12/06/2018||Holt Roofing Company||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was caught in a rain storm while attempting to button up a roof and fell 26 feet to the gravel surface below resulting in hospitalization for a broken left wrist, fractured ribs and a broken pelvis.||Fractures||Multiple body parts||Other fall to lower level 26 to 30 feet||Roofs||Rain|
|07/03/2018||Henry Gurtzweilder Inc||Toledo||Ohio||An employee was attempting to stop a steel load from swinging when the employee's left middle finger was smashed and partially amputated between two steel loads.||Amputations||Finger(s), fingernail(s)||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment||Parts and materials|
|27/02/2018||Libbey Glass Inc.||Toledo||Ohio||On February 27, 2018, an employee was using a bench grinder when the employee's right hand was pulled into the grinding wheel, amputating the middle fingertip.||Amputations||Fingertip(s)||Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation||Grinders, abraders|
|18/02/2018||Ohio Pickling and Processing||Toledo||Ohio||On February 18, 2018, an employee was working from a portable extension ladder that was staged on a slippery surface. The ladder became displaced and the employee fell, resulting in facial fractures.||Fractures||Face||Other fall to lower level||Extension ladders|
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