Cleveland Tank and Supply, Inc. has recently been cited with 19 serious health and safety violations for which OSHA has proposed levying fines in the amount of $72,800. Unfortunately, many workplace accidents occur every year in industrial plants throughout the country. However, as these serious citations suggest, many of these accidents may be prevented if employers took more precautions to ensure the safety of their workers.
Unfortunately, a number of tragic accidents have taken place in the state of Ohio in recent months. Recently, a 60-year-old employee of an Ohio Cylinder plant was involved in a terrible workplace accident when he was caught between two large rolls of steel. The accident occurred at Worthington industries whose corporate headquarters is based in Columbus, Ohio. The man did not survive his injuries and died shortly after he was taken to the hospital.
A 50-year-old woman who was a longtime employee of Glatfelter, a paper manufacturer, died in a work-related accident in Ohio. The accident happened last week in the facility's wood yard but additional details regarding how it occurred have not been released.
Workplace accidents can occur in any setting, but when heavy machinery is involved the dangers increase exponentially.
Tragedy struck a General Motors plant in Parma, Ohio, when a worker became trapped in between two machines last month. The worker was taken to a hospital but he passed away shortly after arrival.
Serious or life-threatening job-related injuries can result due to industrial, chemical plant, and other workplace explosions. These workplace environments have inherent dangers that can result in dangerous explosions. If large industrial machinery is not properly maintained or other safety violations are present, such explosions can occur. But even when all safety precautions are followed, there may sometimes be a risk that these workplace accidents can happen.
A recent study from Ohio State University suggests that automobile manufacturers may need to rethink how they set up their assembly lines in order to prevent workplace injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines of more than $100,000 for a Leetonia, Ohio, based metals and plastic manufacturer. OSHA found the company in violation of at least 30 safety and health regulations, including conditions that exposed workers to amputation, electrocution and fire risks among other workplace injury hazards.
Industrial worksites contain inherent dangers to Ohio workers. In recent years, industrial workplace accidents have killed about 4,000 to 5,000 workers in the United States annually, with fires and explosions specifically contributing 53 fatalities in 2009 and 109 in 2010.
In Ohio, industrial jobs are often dangerous jobs. Industrial workers often need to work around heavy equipment and potentially volatile chemicals. This can directly lead to workplace accidents.