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Poor Industrial Hygiene Causes Chemical Plant Explosion OSHA Expert Case

Poor Industrial Hygiene Causes Chemical Plant Explosion

This case involves several explosions that occurred at a chemical plant in Michigan. A dangerous rainstorm forced the plant’s employees to evacuate the facility, leaving behind hazardous and toxic chemicals with no supervision. These chemicals required ref …

Construction Worker Injured By Falling Equipment OSHA Expert Case

Construction Worker Injured By Falling Equipment

This case involves a construction worker that was severely injured while working on a highway construction project in Minnesota. The project required the installation of concrete jersey barriers. As the barrier was being placed by a crane vehic …

Expert In OSHA Safety Standards Reviews Crane Lift Accident OSHA Expert Case

…  It was alleged that the construction site was not up to OSHA regulations and that the site manager failed to provide proper safeguards for their employees. An expert in OSHA regulations for large construction sites was sought to inspect the site in …

Thousands Of Miners Contract Lung Disease After Long-Term Exposure To Dust OSHA Expert Case

This is a class action case of several thousand miners suffering from lung fibrosis as a result of their exposure to dust over the last twenty years. This litigation alleged that the mining companies that owned or operated 100+ different mines were aw …

Forklift Alarm Design Blamed For Fatal Warehouse Accident OSHA Expert Case

This case involves a forklift driver in a warehouse who reversed into another worker in close proximity killing him. The forklift was equipped with a backup alarm which emits a blaring sound like a siren. It was alleged that because the alarm was locat …

Unsupervised Employee Seriously Injured By Industrial Machinery OSHA Expert Case

This case involves an employee that was initiating a wash-out for a filling machine. He was left alone to perform this task with no direction from the manager in spite of the fact that he had no formal training in this process. The employee removed the …

Allegedly Defective Chainsaw Injures Logging Industry Veteran OSHA Expert Case

This case involves a man with 25 years of experience in the logging industry. The man was performing work at a local park, and the client provided the man with an older chainsaw to do the job. When the man first turned on the chainsaw, it kicked back viol …

Unsafe Ladder Blamed for Fatal Workplace Accident OSHA Expert Case

Unsafe Ladder Blamed for Fatal Workplace Accident

…  from the hatch and did not have 3 points of contact per OSHA requirements. The property owner hired a safety consultant prior to the …

Unsafe Truck Trailer Door Causes Significant Brain Injury OSHA Expert Case

Unsafe Truck Trailer Door Causes Significant Brain Injury

This case involves a worker who was performing his job at a receiving facility for an electrical generation facility that burnt garbage. At the time of the incident in question, the man was helping to empty a truck that had just arrived at the facility. Th …

OSHA Expert Discusses Fatal Rock Crusher Accident at Quarry OSHA Expert Case

OSHA Expert Discusses Fatal Rock Crusher Accident at Quarry

This case involves an individual who was fatally injured when a rock crusher malfunctioned. He was operating a rock crusher while working in the course and scope of his employment at a large rock quarry. While he was operating the rock crusher, an alarm we …