Millions of Americans are employed in the industrial arena including areas such as automotive, chemical, construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation, water, sewage, and many other related lines of work. In 2014, there were 447,600 jobs in maintenance workers, industrial machinery mechanics, and millwrights according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This work is one of the most dangerous areas to be employed in the nation.
Industrial Accidents Causes
One of the most frequent types of industrial accidents involves trucks. It was the top ten most frequently cited violation by OSHA in 2014. Usually involving transportation trucks, forklifts, or lift trucks, many workers are injured:
- When trucks are accidentally driven off loading docks
- When trucks fall between docks and an unsecured surface
- When trucks are hit by another vehicle
- When trucks fall off elevated platforms
Other industrial accidents have many causes that can be linked to:
- Failure to properly train employees on safety procedures
- Failure to comply with new safety standards
- Failure to provide safe spaces for moving vehicles and workers
- Delays or failure to inspect and maintain equipment
- Faulty safety rails, scaffolding, etc.
- Unaddressed damage in pipes, lines, and storage
- Improper safety equipment such as goggles, helmets, and suits
- Improper fire detection and suppression equipment
- And even the failure of regulatory agencies to find violations
Industrial Accident Liability
When industrial accidents happen, they often result in devastating injuries made all the more harmful when the responsible parties deny culpability. The injuries can include broken or amputated limbs, chemical and electrical burns, neck and back trauma, head injuries, paralysis, and many others. These injured parties are required to be compensated for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and any other financial toll taken on the victim and their families.
Contact Beaumont Industrial Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury or been killed in an industrial accident, there is a limited time to act. Contact our firm immediately so we schedule a no obligation consultation to help you learn your rights when filing a suit against a negligent party.