Texas Companies Face Safety Violations for Work Accidents Involving Electricity, Falls

by admin on December 15, 2011

in Dallas workers' compensation lawyer, Work Accidents

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has cited several Texas employers for safety violations that put employees at increased risk of a Texas work accident.

Texas workers’ compensation lawyer in Dallas should always be consulted when an employee is seriously injured on the job. Failure to properly comply with the law, or failure to properly assert your rights, can have a devastating impact on your future ability to collect damages. Consulting a Dallas work accident attorney is your best option when it comes to fighting for the rights of your family and your current and future financial well-being.
On Jan. 27, a pipe supply company in Abilene was hit with $45,600 in proposed fines for exposing employees to electrical deficiencies and possible leaks that could have led to a fire or explosion.

“This company exposed its employees to preventable workplace hazards,” said Jack Rector, OSHA’s area director in El Paso, Texas. “Employers must provide a safe and healthful working environment for their employees.”

On Jan. 25, an El Paso company that manufacturers spray foam was cited for failing to provide fall protection after the government investigated a fatal accident. The employee fell 30 feet through a roof.

“Falls are one of the most common and well-known hazards at a work site, and can injure or kill a worker in a matter of seconds,” said Rector. “OSHA is dedicated to providing a safe and healthful workplace. All three incidents could have been avoided had the employees been provided with fall protection and training.”

In a third incident, an El Paso plastering company was cited for exposing workers to fall hazards and issued proposed fines totaling almost $100,000. The same company was fined $106,000 for exposing employees to fall hazards in 2009.

“Falls can injure or kill a worker within seconds,” Rector said. “It is fortunate in this case that there were no injuries or fatalities.”

If you have been injured on the job, contact Dallas Workers’ Compensation Attorney Mike Goolsby for a free consultation to discuss your rights. Call (972) 394-2141. Serving Dallas, Carrollton and the surrounding areas.

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