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  • Writer's pictureJohn Larrimer

How Can My Employer Protect Against Amputation Hazards?

A common cause of workplace amputations is lack of guarding on heavy machinery with rotating parts. Far too often a piece of a workers’ clothing gets caught in heavy machinery gears, resulting in amputation or death. One would hope that after an employer realizes that they expose their workers to amputation hazards they would change their practices; however, that is often not the case.

In August of 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspected the Arlington Plating facility in Palatine, Illinois. OSHA investigators identified the same safety violations that they found during inspections in 2010 and 2012. “We’ve found repeat violations at Arlington Plating Co., which demonstrates a lack of commitment to employee safety and health,” said the OSHA area director. “Lack of machine guarding can lead to amputation and other serious injuries. Additionally, workers should be protected from live electrical parts with personal protective equipment and safety training.”

I Need A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer In Ohio

If you or a coworker has been exposed to amputation or other hazards in the workplace, our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys can help. The Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC legal team has a combined 80 years of experience defending the rights of injured workers and whistleblowers. We will work tirelessly to secure the full compensation that you deserve for the physical, emotional and financial hardships incurred by your workplace accident. For more information about how we can assist in your particular situation, contact us. To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers, call us today at (614) 221-7548.

Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys

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