Employers in Oklahoma have to provide safe work environments for their employees at all times. Furthermore, all known hazards should be addressed, and with compliance to the safety regulations as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), devastating workplace accidents may be avoided. The actions of a business owner in another state were recently regarded as despicable by OSHA after an investigation into a workplace accident that led to the death of a worker.
Oklahoma construction workers are likely reminded of the safety hazards they face whenever they learn about the death or serious injury of a worker on another construction site. Providing safe work environments and following prescribed safety regulations are the responsibilities of company owners. Unfortunately, many employers give preference to profits over the safety of their workers, and workers are sometimes unable to rely on their employers to protect them from workplace accidents.
Reports about fatal work accidents in industries known to be dangerous are not uncommon. However, fatal accidents in bowling alleys are not common at all. Even so, a recent incident is a reminder to Oklahoma residents that hazardous conditions that can result in a workplace injury can exist in almost all industries.
Construction workers in Oklahoma, who regularly have to work from heights, may be aware of the dangers inherent in their occupation. The families of construction workers likely experience concern and anxiety whenever their loved ones are on duty at construction sites. While construction company owners are responsible for the safety of all workers, the occurrence of a workplace injury or fatality happens all too often.
Construction workers in Oklahoma may not always be fully informed about the potential personal injury hazards posed by their chosen occupation. In many cases, construction company owners, supervisors and employees only realize the importance of compliance to safety regulations when a serious workplace injury or death occurs. Many families have lost loved ones, along with their source of income, as a result of work-related accidents that could have been avoided.
For an Oklahoma family, having to say goodbye to a loved one as she leaves for work, only to never see her again, is likely to be an extremely traumatic experience. After a death that resulted from a workplace injury, the family may naturally be overwhelmed with grief, and in addition they will also have to face the high costs of a funeral and burial. Before long they will likely be facing financial difficulties due to the loss of income of the deceased family member. A tragedy like this happened to a family in another state some months ago.
Losing a loved one, regardless of their age, is a distressing experience. To see that person leave for work and never come back again can produce unexpected anxiety along with financial hardship. When a worker in Oklahoma dies as the result of a workplace injury, not only will the family have to cope without the companionship of their loved one, they will also have to deal with the loss of income and final expenses related to the death.
It is a bad week in Oklahoma for the industrial field. Two workers were killed in a factory accident, while another suffered injuries in the incident.
The Associated Press has reported that a tragic workplace accident took place over the weekend in Lovell. According to the news report, the accident took place Saturday night at a Western Sugar Cooperative beet processing plant.