Cincinnati Plant Fined $56,000 For Safety Violations After Ohio Work Related Accident
Kloeckner Metals Corporation, A Cincinnati Manufacturing Plant Has Been Fined $56,000 After A Worker Suffered An Ohio Work Related Injury In April
The Ohio work related injury attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC have learned a local manufacturing plant in Cincinnati was fined $56,000 for a safety violation that contributed to the injury of a worker in April. The man suffered an Ohio work related injury was caught between two rollers in at Kloeckner Metals Corporation. According to WLWT News, this was not the first safety violation for Kloeckner Metals. In the past, the company has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one repeat safety violation and three serious safety violations.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that about 5,000 U.S. workers are killed in serious industrial accidents each year. In 2013, there were 148 workplace fatalities in Ohio factories. Hundreds of additional workers are seriously injured each year due to safety violations and negligence in factories and other work place environments. Often, these injuries lead to time off from work-either temporarily or full-time. The Ohio industrial accident lawyers at Wright & Schulte are Ohio’s top personal injury law firm, and can help you find the legal compensation you deserve after a workplace accident or safety violation.
Working for a factory with known safety violations only adds to the stress of Ohio work related injuries. Safety violations can lead to work place accidents which can drastically affect a person’s life. The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC have represented numerous clients in work related accidents and understand the additional physical and mental stresses of dealing with paperwork and insurance phone calls can be. Your only concern after an Ohio work accident should be getting better and not having to worry about paying your bills, which is why obtaining proper legal counsel is an important step in any workplace injury recovery plan.
Individuals who work in construction sites, on scaffolding, with hazardous substances, with chemicals, or with heavy machinery risk their lives and safety each day. Employers must implement safety practices and guidelines to maximize safety, but as in the case of Kloeckner Metals and many other Ohio factories, sometimes these safety guidelines are ignored. This causes workers to suffer physical damage from the safety violations and negligence of employers.
According to Wright & Schulte, individuals who suffer Ohio work related injury on the job are entitled to receive compensation from their employer to pay for medical expenses and other benefits. Injured workers can file personal injury lawsuits against third parties that may have contributed to the accident or safety risk. Benefits will be minimal unless an experienced industrial accident lawyer helps with the suit to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Working with an Ohio accident lawyer will also help ensure you file compensation within the legal timeframe- which in Ohio, is a strict window.
OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration work by inspecting factories and other high-risk workplace environments for violations and implement fines for preventable accidents. However, often, these investigations do not proceed until a dangerous accident has already occurred, as in the case with Kloeckner Metals Corporation. You have a right to a safe working environment. If you notice safety violations in your workplace, or have received on-the-job injuries, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for information on how to ensure you are covered for your injuries and lost wages.
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