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Industrial Site Accidents

Industrial sites, such as the Port of Savannah, are known for the dangers that they pose to workers. The use of dangerous machinery and ascending to great heights in scaffolds puts workers at risk of injury every day.

 

Savage Turner Pinckney & Savage in Savannah, Georgia, has represented clients injured in industrial site accidents where negligence played a major part in causing their injuries.

 

Those who operate industrial sites have an obligation to maintain high standards of safety in these already dangerous environments. When they fall short in that obligation and that results in a industrial site accident injury, you need a knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated advocate. That is where we come in to help. Do not face a large construction or contracting company on your own.

Common Industrial Accidents

Our team of attorneys and legal professionals will go through every detail related to your industrial site accident case. Many injuries suffered at an industrial site are severe and deadly. A fall from scaffolding or an injury or electrical shock from equipment failure can potentially be fatal.

 

Industrial workplaces vary from factories and warehouses to chemical plants and refineries. The largest industrial site in Savannah is the Port. Each environment is very different and has its own risks and hazards. However, in general, industrial work is more dangerous and causes more injuries than other workplace sectors. Some common industrial accidents involve:

  • Forklift accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Machinery or equipment injuries
  • Explosions or blast injuries
  • Chemical burns or inhalation

How We Can Help

One of the many intricacies of an industrial accident injury lawsuit is whether the employer was complying with OSHA standards for safety when the accident happened. It is important that the attorneys representing an injured worker know the laws and regulations surrounding the industry before compiling a work injury case. According to OSHA, many of the top ten safety citations or violations that were given in 2018 were in industrial industries. Some of these violations included communicating hazards, respiratory protection, electrical design, machine guards, and powered industrial trucks.

 

Your work injury attorney that handles your case will identify the applicable OSHA regulations and standards that may have not been followed. This information can be used to help show liability on the part of your employer.

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