• John Larrimer

Employee Burnt In Wisconsin Industrial Accident

An employee of Pure Power Technologies suffered severe burns from an electrical arc while working on a 480-volt circuit breaker. The maintenance supervisor was not wearing the necessary protective gear at the time of the accident in the Waukesha, Wisconsin iron foundry. Consequently, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated Pure Power Technologies and discovered one willful and seven serious safety violations.

“It’s unacceptable that Pure Power Technologies failed to ensure employees were following safe work practices,” said the OSHA area director in Milwaukee. “Employers have a responsibility to take all precautions to protect workers from known hazards that exist in their facilities.”

OSHA found that the company willfully failed to ensure that employees utilized protective equipment when working on circuit breakers. Circuit breakers without covers have a tendency to produce dangerous arcs and flashes. In addition, the company failed to utilize necessary protective coverings, conduct air tests on insulating rubber gloves, inspect machinery periodically and train employees in electrical safety protocols.

I Was Injured On The Job And Need An Attorney

If you have been injured on the job while working on equipment that you received inadequate training on, we can help. Our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience defending the rights of workers injured in hazardous workplace environments. We will fight to ensure that you receive the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries and lost wages. For more information or free legal advice, contact us. To schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers, call us today at (614) 221-7548

Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys

Source:https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=25332

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