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Common Fatal Injuries of Industrial Workers


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10/7/2014
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You were all geared up for your interview at the industrial recruitment office...that is until you began to overhear other potential workers discussing their hesitations about safety. They spoke about stories they heard of people losing their arms in industrial accidents, and how industrial fatalities are on the rise.

Although they were still obviously interested in the employment and pay of an industrial job, their conversation began to bring doubt into your own mind.

Are industrial jobs really that dangerous?

Risking it All for the Job

The 2014 National Consensus of Fatal Injuries, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Department of Labor, a preliminary estimate of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States. Private industrial accidents made up 3,929 of these fatalities, making industrial workplace accidents an extreme priority for the Occupation Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards.  

Although, with the help of OSHA, worker deaths have drastically decreased over the past 50 years from an average of 38 a day in 1970, to 12 a day at present, the following fatal injuries are still alarmingly common in today’s industrial world. The following are the most common injuries:

  • Asphyxiation – Suffocation, lung collapse or chest compression as a result of faulty industrial equipment, materials, inadequate ventilation, or respiratory exposure can cause lung collapse or make it impossible for you to breathe.
  • Explosions and fires – Inadequate safety measures, unmarked flammable or combustible materials, and improper fire precautions can result in fatal burns, smoke inhalation, and catastrophic force injuries.
  • Crushing and falling injuries – As with construction, industrial workplaces have high risk of malfunctioning equipment and dangerous environments. A fall from a high level could cause traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, or punctured organs, while faulty machinery could crush your limbs, head, or entire body.
  • Long-term occupational injuries – Exposure to industrial chemicals, toxic materials (asbestos), and unclean or polluted environments can cause long-term disabilities such as cancer, respiratory and pulmonary diseases, and acute asthma.

Putting the Pieces Back Together After a Tragic Loss

Remember, an accident can happen at any time—to anyone. Make sure your family and friends are not only aware of industrial injury risks, but also know to take proper precautions to avoid a tragic accident. Share this page on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus to ensure your loved ones have the information they need to protect themselves. You never know who you may save.

Unfortunately, even with knowledge and precautions—fatal accidents can still affect your family. When an employer’s negligence or fault costs you the life of a beloved family member, you deserve credence, compensation, and closure for his error. Your bereavement shouldn’t have to include arguments, tactless bartering, and confusing conversations with your loved one’s employer or his insurance company. Therefore, if you’ll have us, we’ll be here to help you put the pieces back together as seamlessly and quickly as possible, so you and your family can mourn in peace and get the closure you need.

Contact us today to discuss your case for a wrongful death claim. Let us show you how our vast experience with industrial accidents and death claims will help you get the closure and compensation you, your family, and your departed loved one deserve. Call today.    

 



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