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OSHA Launches Accident Awareness Campaign

Posted By Industrial Injury Lawyer || 26-Apr-2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness about "Struck-By" accidents. These types of injuries typically occur in industrial environments when workers are struck by forklifts, cranes and yard trucks, among other types of moving industrial equipment. During the past four years, 14 percent of all workplace fatalities were caused by these types of factors. The OSHA states that "one accident is too many" which is why the presence of any "struck-by" accident needs to be remediated as much as possible. To do so, they have developed instructional materials to inform workers of accident statistics as well as what types of measures can be taken to avoid these types of accidents. Some accident prevention measures may seem obvious, like paying attention and avoiding distractions while operating heavy machinery. These things are actually very easy to forget when you participate in these kinds of operations on a daily basis.

If you are an industrial worker and have become the victim of a "struck-by" accident, please seek the help of an industrial injury lawyer from our firm. Many people think of industrial accidents being catastrophic explosions and chemical spills, but an equally dangerous way to be injured at an industrial plant is by being hit by a piece of moving industrial equipment. At Arnold & Itkin, we have the experience you need to get you the compensation you deserve. Sometimes, workers are entitled to more than just workers' compensation. Even if you are unsure of whether or not you are entitled to a claim, you would benefit from seeking the help of one of our attorneys to find out. We have recovered millions for industrial workers just like you. To find out what you may be entitled to, contact an industrial accident attorney from our firm today.


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