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Safety violation might have caused fatal fall at plastics factory

Employees in industrial facilities in Ohio and elsewhere typically face numerous dangers in their workplace environments. Employers must know that every safety violation can potentially cause serious workplace injuries or worse. A plastics manufacturing facility in another state will be the subject of a third investigation in seven years after the recent death of an employee.

Arc flash burn injuries could cause permanent disability

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations for every industry, and one hazard that likely features in the safety rules for every industry is electricity. Regardless of the job, electricity will always pose a danger. Although employers in Ohio and elsewhere must protect employees against known workplace hazards, many fail to provide safety training that could prevent injuries which could result in permanent disability.

Permanent disability claims can be challenging

Ohio workers who are working in industries where they are exposed to hazards such as excessive noise may want to make sure they have regular medical evaluations to keep as evidence if they ever need to pursue claims for compensation. Excessive noise can cause permanent disability, but proving that work environments caused the condition could be challenging. This is evident in a worker's struggle to get compensation in another state.

Safety violation: Legionnaires' outbreak origin identified

While the state-regulated workers' compensation insurance program covers most workers in Ohio, not all claims for benefits are authorized for payment of compensation. The challenging claims are often those involving occupational illnesses rather than injuries such as fractured bones that are more obvious. When a worker suffers an airborne illness, it may not even result from a safety violation by the employer.

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