Industrial accidents often involve catastrophic injuries due to the nature of the work. Working with and around dangerous equipment like heavy machinery, power tools, and chemicals can easily cause accidents and injuries if appropriate safety procedures are not followed. When employers fail to adhere to state and federal safety guidelines, they put workers’ lives at risk.

Employer’s Responsibilities

Every employer, regardless of the industry, has certain responsibilities to its workers. First, it must provide all necessary safety equipment to employees. This includes everything from hard hats and goggles to accessible fire extinguishers. Employers are also required to provide necessary safety training to workers. Because industrial workplaces can be so dangerous, workers need to know how to work with and around hazards while staying safe. Finally, employers must clearly mark all dangers with safety signs. Dangers like live wires or hazardous chemicals need to be carefully marked so employees know to avoid them or handle them with care.

Injuries From Industrial Accidents

Injuries from industrial accidents are usually very severe. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Shockwave injuries
  • Electrical, chemical, and thermal burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Crushing injuries