On behalf of Castrodale Law, LLC posted in workplace safety on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
Millions of people get up, go to work and make it home with little lost except eight or 10 hours. But many industries, including construction and manufacturing, include hazards that require constant attention and strict rules to keep workers safe. The federal government and the legislature in Columbus both maintain high standards of workplace safety.
The federal Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating a recent workplace death at an industrial casting company in Delaware, Ohio. The victim was apparently crushed to death between two bolts at the back of the facility. The local police are withholding the name of the victim until the family has been informed.
The central Ohio region had already seen a workplace death in the final full week of 2018. A worker died at a textile factory in Groveport two days earlier. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating that tragedy. This all occurred months after a local iron foundry had an explosion that injured five workers.
Ohio is home to many high-risk industries and services, like mining and transportation. This suggests that Buckeyes on the job should be especially vigilant. Stick to the rules, communicate with your colleagues and report unsafe conditions before they cause an injury or worse.
The victims of workplace accidents and the families of people killed in the workplace may have a case for financial damages beyond workers’ compensation, such as restitution for loss of income and emotional distress. An attorney can assist people struggling with the aftermath of a workplace accident and help light the way to recovery.