Just yesterday, we posted a blog about a construction worker who was injured on the job after a giant slab of concrete fell upon him. Today, another instance that shows just how dangerous the workplace can be.
It's more important than ever that employers are enforcing proper safety measures to ensure their employees have a safe-working environment. More and more often, though, we're seeing that employers are failing in that department.
A 25-year-old man suffered a non-life-threatening injury after a 3,000-pound steel coil fell on his leg at a warehouse in Bolingbrook on Tuesday morning, police said.
Bolingbrook police Lt. Carter Larry said police and paramedics responded to the incident at D&D Manufacturing Inc. in the 500 block of Territorial Drive and took the man to an area hospital.
D&D Manufacturing officials could not be reached for a comment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said its employees will visit the company Wednesday to determine if an inspection should be opened regarding the matter. Rhonda Burke, a spokeswoman with OSHA, said the agency has an open inspection with D&D Manufacturing due to a complaint alleging unsafe working conditions.
The company also received three citations in December. D&D did not provide separate two-hand controls for a two-person operation on a punch press, didn't report an amputation within 24 hours and did not record adequate descriptions of injuries or illness in its log book, Burke said.
We fight for you, the worker. We fight to ensure your rights are upheld, and if an unfortunate injury should occur, we fight to ensure you receive your maximum compensation.
You shouldn't have to endure even more burden due to workplace injury that could have been prevented.
Even one workplace injury is one too many...but to hear of employers with multiple violations...it's absolutely horrific.
You work hard to provide for your family...you work hard to have a roof over your head...you work hard simply because you have a hard working spirit. We'll fight for you to ensure you and your family are taken care of while you're unable to work.
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