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Employer Negligence and Workplace Accidents Are Closely Related

Federal law requires employers to provide a safe environment for their workers. When this does not happen, employees may be injured as a result and employers may be found liable under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970.

Sadly, many employers decide to ignore these federal regulations and not respond to workplace hazards in a timely manner.

Below, our Houston personal injury attorneys discuss how employer negligence and workplace accidents are closely related, particularly in industrial occupations.

Industrial Jobs Are Inherently Dangerous

There is no doubt that industrial workers face more hazards on a daily basis than office workers or those in less dangerous professions.

Examples of industrial workplace hazards include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fires and explosions

  • Electric shock

  • Hazardous materials

  • Slippery surfaces

  • Sharp objects

Given these increased dangers, industrial employers should make it their top priority to ensure they’re doing all they can to mitigate these risks and provide a safe environment for their workers.

This, however, is not always the case.

Recent industrial accidents across the state of Texas have killed and injured workers and nearby residents, including the following:

  • The Jones County Oil Field explosion that killed one worker who was power washing a defective oil tank battery heater.

  • The Lake Charles Chemicals Project explosion caused by leadership misconduct that resulted in a workplace fire.

  • The Watson Grinding and Manufacturing explosion caused by a leaking propylene gas tank that killed two workers and injured dozens more.

Injured in a Workplace Accident? Contact Us Today

The aforementioned examples demonstrate the correlation between employer negligence and workplace accidents. Had the employers of these facilities responded to damages quickly and appropriately, these tragedies may not have occurred.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident, we’re here to help. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have the experience and resources needed to hold your employer accountable for their negligence.

We know the serious physical, emotional, and financial toll you may be going through, and we’ll make it our mission to help you through it successfully.

Contact us today at (281) 801-5617 to schedule a free consultation.

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