Industrial accidents happen all too often, even though workplaces have safety policies in place, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has rules in place for employers to follow. These accidents can lead to serious injuries and even death. Let’s explore some of the most common industrial accidents.
Ladders and scaffolding are present on just about every industrial site in Wisconsin. Workers need to be especially careful when working on a ladder or on scaffolding. Otherwise, they could suffer a serious fall that could lead to paralysis or even death.
Forklifts are common on just about any worksite and in every warehouse or store. Operating a forklift is not easy, and operators are required to hold the proper certifications. Forklift accidents can lead to crushing injuries, which can be fatal.
Some industrial jobs require workers to wear respirators to avoid serious health problems. Many injuries caused by respiratory issues happen because the victim failed to get medically evaluated after performing their job duties.
Injuries from missing machine guards can wind up blinding victims or causing other serious facial injuries. You could also suffer a burn, a pinched nerve or body part and even an amputation of all or part of a limb. Never work on a machine that has a guard missing from it.
Industrial accidents can be deadly. They can cause victims to miss work for extended periods and sometimes leave them unable to work again in their chosen profession. It’s essential to seek the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve. An experienced attorney can help you.