Plant Explosion Accident
Every year, thousands of workers are at risk of being injured or killed in a workplace plant explosion accident. While it is not the most common type of work place injury, it is more common than most people would assume. In 2014, the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reported that the percentage of deaths caused by explosions in the workplace increased 25% from previous years. OSHA said that an average of 5,000 people are injured every year in factory work areas due to fires and explosions.
Most plants work with heavy industrial materials, toxic chemicals, and without proper safety measures, these can be the ingredients to a tragic explosion that can take many lives or cause life long injury. It is the job of the employer to provide a safe plant for their employees to work, though that is not always the case.
Safety In The Workplace
While it is completely the employer’s responsibility to create a safe place for their employees, it is a good idea to take note of the safety standards. Some of the basic protocol should include:
– Safety gear should be provided
– The machinery should be in good working condition and free of defects
– Work areas should be clean without obstructions
– There should be accessible emergency exits
Types of Injuries
A plant explosion accident can vary when it comes to injuries. Victims can suffer from:
– Burns on part or all of the body
– Cuts and lacerations from falling debris and the force of the explosion
– Trauma to the ear from the loudness of the explosion
– PTSD as the experience itself can cause emotional and mental damage
A plant explosion accident can be the result of relaxed safety rules, poor employer management, or because of a general disregard of the importance of protecting employees. No matter the cause, you need an experienced lawyer by your side to guide you through your tough time.
Protect your rights:
The advice of a good lawyer can help you determine your best possible options when recovering from an plant explosion accident and making sure your rights and best interests are protected. Theplant explosion accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Garcia and Ochoa can help answer all of those questions. We recognize that everyone is an individual and that not every case is the same. We start by listening and for 28 years, our firm has been helping people across the country obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
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