Industrial accidents can be gruesome in nature and are frequently fatal. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate that in 2007, there were a total of 5,488 deaths in the U.S. due to these types of accidents.
There are many different types of industrial accidents. Here are a few examples:
- falling into machinery
- scaffolding collapses
- electrical accidents
- malfunctioning equipment
In Forsyth County last year, a 53-year-old metal worker was killed when he became entrapped in a running metal polishing machine. His injuries were so severe that he died before the rescue crews arrived at the work site.
Workplace accidents like these are usually investigated by U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and local authorities. They will look into whether or not an employer may be responsible for the accident because of a failure to comply with appropriate workplace safety standards. These accidents also occur because of negligent behavior on the part of a co-worker or another person that was on site. When trying to determine the cause of an industrial accident mechanical malfunctions must also be considered.
These are some reasons for industrial workplace accidents:
- lack of training
- failure to provide safety equipment
- negligent hiring practices
- co-worker negligence
- lack of proper maintenance of machinery
- mechanical malfunctions
If you have been injured in an industrial accident, you should contact the workplace accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates to help you to make sure important evidence related to your injury is preserved. They can help you to navigate through the process of workman’s compensation and find out what or who may be responsible for your accident. We will also carefully analyze your Georgia industrial accident to determine whether there are also third parties that may be liable for you injuries, which could potentially mean you have a claim in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
An industrial accident in Georgia can mean that you are unable to work and support your family and may face years of rehabilitation. It is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable industrial accident law firm representing you in your workers’ compensation claim and against third parties that could also be responsible.