January 14th, 2013|
January 14, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have fined a business in Kenton, Ohio, for committing several safety violations that resulted in a worker suffering serious injuries. According to a press release from the agency, the company will now face of fine of up to $89,000 for the violations.
The statement indicated that this past September, a worker at the Plastic Systems facility was struck by a forklift and sustained serious injuries. OSHA was called to the scene and discovered that the company was in violation of five safety regulations.
The most serious infraction involved the company failing to complete inspections on forklifts at the property, as well as not retraining workers after an accident resulting in death or injury has occurred. Also, the company did not have name and capacity plates on the machines.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that in 2011, contact with machinery or objects at a work site was a contributing factor in roughly 15 percent of all work-related fatalities.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy recognize that employees who are injured on the job at no fault of their own have a legal right to file a claim for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Benefits under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and may be able to help if you have a claim you are preparing to file or that has been denied in the past.