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What Are the Most Common Manufacturing Work Injuries?

Posted on : May 6, 2021
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Manufacturing employs a large number of workers in Louisiana. The industrial sector is a vital part of our country’s economy. It does, however, pose a risk to personnel. The following is a list of some typical industrial accidents that could cause harm to employees.

Falls 

Ladders, raised platforms, and other elevated areas are often used by workers in the manufacturing industry. Employers must provide hard hats and fall safety supplies to these employees. Sadly, this is not always the case. In particular, in the United States, falls are the leading cause of occupational accidents and fatalities.

Burns 

Combustion and welding machines are used by many factory employees. Most manufacturers also use various types of electrical machinery.  Best case scenario, controlled fire or electricity will only result in minor burns. Under the worst-case scenario, this sort of machinery can ignite an explosive fire, injuring a large number of workers. To protect against industrial fires, factories should have smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and sprinkler devices.

Crush Injuries 

Heavy machinery can be found in essentially every factory or industrial warehouse. While important to the job, these machines can be dangerous. Crush injuries may occur and  can be serious or even fatal depending on the situation. Employers must ensure heavy equipment has proper safety mechanisms and employees are adequately trained to use it. 

Hazardous Chemical Injuries 

Hazardous chemicals are used by many people in the industrial sector, and they are frequently a critical part of the company’s operation. That said, these caustic compounds can result in chemical burns, respiratory problems, and other serious health concerns. Employers should ensure that all hazardous substances are properly identified so appropriate precautions can be taken when using the chemicals or in the event of an accident.

Learn More About Work Injuries & How to Get Help in Louisiana 

Have you or someone you care about sustained an unforeseen accident or serious illness on the job? Are you having trouble covering your medical bills and daily costs of living while unemployed? The Wanko Law Firm, LLC  knows how a work-related accident or sickness can have a detrimental impact on your physical, mental, and financial health. 

Since there are time limits for filing work accident claims, we highly advise that you contact us as soon as you can after being injured. Consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer is the start of regaining control of your life and defending your rights after being hurt at work. 

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