An industrial accident in a Georgia town sent one worker to the hospital and affected a nearby apartment complex. Official reports show that the accident occurred on the morning of July 7 at a chemical plant in Dalton. A worker was adding a chemical to a tank when there was a reaction that resulted in the development of a vapor. The employee closed the lid on the tank, but some of the vapor still escaped, and he inhaled the substance.
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"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers," said a Shakespeare character in the play "Henry VI."
In the first part of this post, we began discussing the issue of worker safety in the cellphone industry.
Our high-tech age seems to hold out the promise of making everything easy to accomplish with one click of a mouse or tap on a smartphone.
Whenever an Atlanta employer is inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a variety of citations can result if safety is not a consistent priority. Even worse, an equally diverse number of workplace accidents can take place due to the same root cause. An inspection of American Air Filter Co. Inc., which began last August, has culminated in multiple different citations for the manufacturer.
Almost every industry in Georgia experiences workplace accidents, and nearly all fields have come up with various ways to combat the incidences of damaging accidents. Frequently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is involved in efforts to increase safety in the workplace.
As a diverse city with a growing international flair, Atlanta is home to all different sorts of culinary delights. While many residents indulge in ethnic food, few expect to be injured by it. However, for plant workers who make, package or distribute such delights, the threat of a workplace accident is never out of the question.
Of all the different types of job site accidents that can befall a worker, among the most frightening is a mining cave-in. Those who work in the mining industry are used to the countless hazards of the job, but in some situations, the hazardsd have the power to claim workers' lives. A recent workplace accident in Junction City culminated in a man's untimely death.
The period immediately following any workplace accident is crucial to both an ongoing investigation as well as later action taken by an injured worker. Frequently, this period involves a deeper look at what happened, as well as an examination of any pertinent records or documentation. Following a fatal workplace accident earlier this year at a Georgia plant, important maintenance records have surfaced.
Working with hazardous chemicals in Georgia requires a commitment to safety as well as the prioritization of safety education in the workplace. The combustible nature of many chemicals, though, means workplace accidents are almost always a threat. Recently in Rockmart, one woman is dead after an explosion occurred at a chemical factory.