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July 22, 2013
A 51-year-old woman suffered an Ohio Catastrophic Injury as the result of an industrial accident she was involved in last week. Records show the incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. last Monday evening at the PPG Industries facility located in Barberton, Ohio.
An article published by The Akron Beacon-Journal explains the woman was performing her job duties at the facility when she became caught in a paper rolling machine. Co-workers attempted to save the victim’s life, but she died at the scene before rescue crews could arrive.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the cause of the accident and if it could have been prevented.
The incident highlights the dangers that equipment at a job site can present to workers. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities are the result of an employee coming into contact with an object or piece of equipment at a job site.
These numbers leave many wondering who is responsible for covering the expenses related to such an injury.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain the law requires employers protect the safety and health of their employees and failure to do so can result in claims of negligence against an employer.
The firm recognizes the difficulties such a loss of life can place on the family of the victim and would like to extend their deepest sympathies.
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