Common Occupations at Risk for Explosion and Burn Accidents
Workplace accidents commonly involve wet floors and employees who slip and fall. However, there are even more damaging incidents that can occur, especially in various occupations. These accidents often include explosions and potentially burn injuries, both of which can result in life-changing damages both physically and emotionally. Some occupations are more at risk for these types of accidents than others, including the following:
Oil Rig Workers
Most people know about oil rigs, but they may not be aware of the many dangers that exist for the workers. There have been numerous accidents and incidents in the past in which oil rigs experience problems and there is some kind of explosion. Due to the elements on the rig, this can be very dangerous, with the workers being exposed to serious burn injuries and other internal damage.
Construction workers are not just dealing with heavy machinery and wood, they’re also working around a lot of electricity and sometimes combustible elements. If anything goes wrong, it can cause some kind of electric shock — a common cause of static burn injuries — or an explosion of some kind. This type of job requires extra safety precautions to keep the workers safe.
Some plants deal with a wide variety of chemicals and combustible elements, all of which, if mishandled, can cause serious harm to anyone exposed. Chemical burns are some of the most common in industrial occupations, but some of these chemicals are also flammable, which can cause an explosion. Plant workers are vulnerable to these dangers on a daily basis.
Any time a worker is seriously harmed, it may be caused by another party acting negligently or failing to adhere to safety guidelines. These injured workers deserve to be rightfully compensated for any harm done to them. Our team at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. works hard to represent workers who have suffered injuries due to explosion or burn accidents. Our Wisconsin burn injury lawyers can work to help you too.