Employers must always be diligent when it comes to employee safety. This means making certain that the necessary policies/procedures are in place, conducting regular inspections and providing the necessary safety equipment. Any failure to take these steps can have severe and lasting consequences, including fines, increased workers' compensation insurance premiums and possibly an employee serious and willful misconduct lawsuit.
Earlier this week, a concrete plant here in Southern California was the scene of a shocking industrial accident that left one worker dead and another seriously injured. In fact, inspectors with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) are now working frantically to determine why this incident occurred and why it is the second time in only three months that a worker has been maimed at this same facility.
A food processing plant here in Southern California was recently the scene of a horrific industrial accident that has inspectors with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) searching for clues and industry insiders wondering how something like this could possibly have happened.
It is extremely important for employers to take the necessary measures to protect their employees from serious work injuries. In fact, the failure to maintain a safe working environment can lead to significant repercussions, including an employee's workers' compensation claim, OSHA fines, increased workers' compensation insurance premiums and possibly an employee serious and willful misconduct lawsuit.