August 23, 2012
A company recently admitted to not providing enough training to its contract workers, which led to an accident where an employee fell into a silo of dry dog food at a manufacturing plant in Sanford, North Carolina. According to WRAL News, the incident occurred on Monday afternoon on a silo in the H.J. Baker & Brothers, Inc., facility.
The worker was part of a crew doing a minor repair on the silo when he accidentally stepped on the lid of a grain chute and fell roughly 40-feet. He was severely injured after his leg became stuck in the drilling device of the silo.
It took a rescue crew of approximately 60 men around three hours to free the worker. He was then rushed to the hospital to receive treatment for a dislocated shoulder and other minor injuries and now may need to file a Raleigh workers’ compensation claim to cover the expenses.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into the accident; however, the owner of the company the victim worked for stated that the company has never discussed the possibility of an accident like this in the training process for its employees.
The North Carolina personal injury lawyers with HensonFuerst Injury Lawyers encourage anyone who has been hurt in an on-the-job accident to look into your legal options by discussing your case with an attorney.