Lincoln Injury Blog

Scaffold injuries are often serious

When a Nebraska worker goes to work each day, they expect they will return home each evening uninjured. Most of the time this is the case, but occasionally an industrial worker injury occurs that causes serious injuries.

A Nebraska company has been fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety violations. Farmers Cooperative, a Nebraska based employer, was under investigation after a worker got stuck in a grain bin. The company received several citations, which included not testing the air in a grain bin before the employee went in, not maintaining communication between employee and observer, and the company did not train all employees as observers. Rescue equipment was also not available on site. The company also received a citation for a lack of training for employees on safely entering grain bins. The company was fined $373,911 for the safety citations.

No one expects they will be injured while they are on the job. But many industrial workers face safety concerns every day. When an employer does not follow proper safety, employees' lives are at risk. If a person is injured while they are on the job, they may want to speak with an attorney familiar with workers' compensation. An attorney can help their client get the answers they deserve as to what happened to cause the accident. They can assist their client in seeking the appropriate compensation to cover their client's medical expenses and other damages. A workplace accident can take an employee out of work unexpectedly, which may result in spiraling family finances. An attorney can make sure their client pursues the compensation they need.

An industrial work accident is often serious. These employees may be eligible for workers' compensation, and may be eligible for additional damages as well, depending on the circumstances.

Source:, "US: Farmers Cooperative fined by OSHA," Aerin Einstein-Curtis, Nov. 28, 2017

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