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June 2013 Archives

Workers sue after being injured in industrial accident

Industrial workers in Georgia may be interested in a recent case in Louisiana that has drawn national attention. After several workers were injured and two were killed during an accident at a chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, on June 13, three pipe fitters filed a claim against the company after the fatal blast, accusing the company of improperly maintaining its pipelines and equipment. The claim was filed June 21 and seeks unspecified damages for their injuries.

Gross negligence may be behind chemical plant injury

Georgia residents may have heard that the family of a chemical plant worker who was seriously injured on the job in a chemical burn accident and later died after surgery is seeking compensation in court. The plant worker suffered from chemical burns on 65 percent of his body after the explosion of an ammonia recycling unit in the plant. He was brought into surgery, but infections soon lead to further illness, and he ultimately expired due to the injuries from the work accident.

OSHA to investigate possible heat-related death at LaGrange plant

Last week we discussed the issue of heat-related illnesses in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been conducting a public awareness campaign that included voluntary stand-downs at many Southeastern United States construction sites last week. It is important to note that heat-related illnesses are not confined to the construction industry. Workers in plant, manufacturing facilities and many other industries may be exposed to excessive heat while on the job.

OSHA construction site stand down promotes heat illness awareness

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is planning to raise awareness of heat-related illnesses for Georgia construction workers. Heat-illness is a significant issue. Workplace safety officials say that workers who are exposed to heat on the job, especially when heat is combined with humidity, can suffer heat-stroke from work-related conditions.