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Involved in an Industrial Accident?

Nobody ever plans or schedules accidents, but most people can help prevent accidents by using common sense and caution. Industrial accidents like petrochemical plant accidents can obviously harm workers at the job sites, but they can also cause great damage to the surrounding area and the environment as well. When chemical plant accidents cause harmful substances to pollute the air, people even miles away from the site may suffer from the consequences.

When an industrial worker is injured or killed on the job, or an industrial company causes an accident that harms one or more people, the incident is typically referred to as an industrial accident. When one of these accidents harms a large group of people, it may be referred to as an industrial disaster.

How Industrial Accidents Occur?

Industrial disasters can occur because of accidents, incompetence or negligence and may cause property damage, injury or loss of life. In addition, those hazards may degrade the environment and disrupt society and the economy. Industrial accidents, also known as technological disasters, are non-natural calamities and include a variety of occurrences. The following are some types of Industrial Accidents:

  • Accidental Chemical Leak
  • Acid Rain
  • Atmospheric Pollution
  • Chemical Pollution
  • Explosion
  • Mine Explosion
  • Nuclear Explosion or Radiation

Causes of Industrial Accidents

Most industrial accidents are caused by unsafe conditions, which is another way of saying, they should have never happened in the first place. The most common causes of industrial accidents include:

  • Improper training and supervision;
  • Careless operation;
  • Inadequate personal safety gear;
  • Defective or malfunctioning equipment;
  • Unsafe storage;
  • Poor house-keeping;
  • Improper ventilation;
  • Dangerous working conditions, such as slippery floors and excessive heat;
  • Poor maintenance of equipment;
  • Poorly-guarded equipment; and
  • Insufficient lighting.

The above scenarios are frequently linked to industrial accidents and disasters. Workers who abuse drugs or alcohol, or who are fatigued due to being overworked or working the night shift, also contribute to these accidents.

Need for an Industrial Accident Lawyer?

Industrial accidents cause financial losses along with pain, suffering and even loss of life. The accidents affect their victims’ lives as well as the lives of the victims’ families and loved ones. Laws exist to help people who have been involved in industrial accidents receive compensation for their injuries and losses. The laws also assist survivors of wrongful death in industrial accident victims. Call Roxell Richards Law Firm to have a free consultation regarding your claim if you were involved in an Industrial accident.