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Lack of safety devices can lead to permanent disability injuries

Employers in Ohio must provide workplace environments that are free of known safety hazards that could cause harm to employees. However, some business owners prefer to avoid the costs of installing safety devices, in favor of more satisfactory bottom lines. Industrial workers are particularly vulnerable when equipment and machines lack safety devices to prevent accidents that could cause permanent disability.

Safety violation might have caused construction worker's death

Construction company owners in Ohio and elsewhere are expected to ensure the protection of the health and safety of their employees. This is a significant responsibility as numerous safety risks must be anticipated on every work site. Sadly, many employers fail to provide adequate training before allowing employees to operate dangerous machinery. This is one safety violation that has claimed the lives of many workers.

Safety violation might have caused hydrogen sulfide deaths

Workers at coal-fired power plants in Ohio and elsewhere are typically exposed to multiple hazards, one of which is a pollution-control byproduct known as hydrogen sulfide. Limestone scrubbers serve to trap sulfur gases at power plants. Over time the sulfur causes the limestone to turn into gypsum, which releases hydrogen sulfide during degradation. Failure to protect employees against such hazards is a safety violation.

Safety violation sure to be cited after 2 trapped in trench

Construction workers in Ohio and elsewhere may not always realize that they put their lives on the line every time they enter trenches. The slightest safety violation can cause the walls to collapse, and not many victims of cave-ins survive. However, two trench workers -- called old-school tough guys by a member of a technical rescue team -- were fortunate to escape death when they were recently trapped in a collapsed trench in a neighboring state.

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