Factory workers are responsible for the manufacturing and construction of almost every kind of product that you can think of. Unfortunately, these industrious workers also have one of the highest rates of workplace injury and death because of their exposure to heavy machinery, toxic and flammable chemicals, extreme temperatures, and other potential dangers.
Causes of Factory Accidents
Factory accidents may happen for a number of different reasons, some of which are out of the control of the workers who may be injured. Common causes of accidents include:
- Overlooking a safety hazard intentionally or accidentally
- Not using proper safety equipment
- Operating machinery without safeguards to protect workers
- Not providing workers with proper instruction on equipment or material use
- Improperly stored chemicals
- Defective machinery
- Not enforcing mandated security measures
Possible Factory Accidents and Resulting Injuries
When proper procedures are not followed or machinery is defective, disaster can result. Accident scenarios that can cause serious injury or death include:
- Toxic chemical spills or gas release
- Falling objects
- Heavy machinery malfunction
- Slips, trips, and falls
Any of these accidents can harm factory workers on the job. Workers exposed to hazardous conditions could suffer from broken bones, severed limbs, head or neck trauma, spinal cord and back injuries, burns, psychological damage, permanent disability, or life-ending injuries. If you have been involved in a factory accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
To learn more about factory accidents and injury liability, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565.