Man Electrocuted Assembling Grain Bin
Two years ago, a 23-year-old man was working as a foreman assembling a grain bin on a farm when he was electrocuted. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) later determined that the flexible cord the man was using has been improperly wired and that he had been assembling the grain bin on a damaged ladder and had not been properly trained in the ladder’s use. OSHA says that three company violations played a role in the man’s death.
A workplace injury lawsuit was on behalf of the victim’s young son. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of failing to provide proper electrical safety testing, failing to inspect all electrical cords and components, and failing to provide a safe place for workers.
Representatives of the estate say that that the damages they are seeking are “for the exclusive benefit of the child.” The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount compensation for loss of services, comfort, companionship and financial support for the child. It states that “negligence on the part of the defendants directly and proximately caused the electrocution and death of the foreman.” The defendants have denied all allegations of negligence, as well as having any responsibility or role in the matter. This accident was preventable. Employers need to be proactive in addressing safety issues to ensure their workplaces are safe and healthful.
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