Grain handling and storage facilities nationwide, including here in Oklahoma, are known to pose multiple safety hazards. The most frequently cited causes of workplace injuries in this industry include auger entanglement, falls, combustible dust explosions, electrocutions and struck-by hazards. However, the one hazard that may not always be recognized as life threatening is engulfment by grain that can cause a worker's death within seconds.
Construction sites in Oklahoma and across the country are, unsurprisingly, some of the most dangerous workplace environments. A vast array of hazards exists, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration imposes strict safety regulations. Unfortunately, not all construction company owners take the required precautions to prevent workplace injuries.