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Worn Out Equipment Leads to Worker Injury

When workers are made to use faulty/worn equipment, the risk of an accident occurring at the workplace is greatly increased. 

(from 3news.co.nz)

A construction company has been ordered to pay $10,000 to a worker who was struck in the face by a chain.

True Green Homes, now in liquidation, was sentenced in the Court yesterday for failing to ensure the safety of employees.

A screw securing a chain around a wall snapped, striking the worker and causing a forehead laceration and eye damage.

WorkSafe found the screws were distorted and fatigued, and identified a number of other safety hazards.

A simple survey around the workplace would have been able to detect that these screws were worn, and could have been easily replaced, thus sparing this hard-working employee from an unnecessary injury.

Too many times, employers fail to protect their employees, and secure proper safety measures.

Due to a lack of safety measures, accidents will happen more and more frequently, leading to workers being injured while on the job. Do you think the negligent employer will care whether you receive your full compensation? If you already know they don't care about your safety when you're able-bodied, why would they think twice about you now that you're injured?

We at Loney & Schueller are dedicated to fighting for the injured worker. You have rights...rights that need to be exercised. You are owed full-compensation for the injuries you experience at the workplace, and Eric, Randy, and Sarah are ready to fight for you.

Call us at 515-225-4485 or visit us at Loneylaw.com.

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