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Milwaukee Worker’s Compensation Lawyer – Company Fined For 30 Safety Violations After Worker Burned In Fire

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Tomahawk, Wis. pulp and paper mill with 30 safety violations and proposed penalties of $185,560 after a worker suffered severe burns while attempting to relight a steam boiler at the plant (http://www.wclawoffices.com/2013/03/10/man-critically-injured-in-mill-explosion/) in March. As a Milwaukee worker’s compensation lawyer, I fight for workers in all type of industries who have suffered injuries while performing their job.

This is an incident where a Milwaukee worker’s compensation lawyer like myself can lend a hand to help determine fair compensation a victim may seek.  According to OSHA, this was not the first issue with the employer and past explosions from similar hazards led to tragic incidents. The company has had other fatalities and injuries in past years. In 2012, two contractors were killed when a steam and ask release triggered by fly ash at the Tomahawk site and in 2008 three workers were killed and another injured during an explosion in the storage area.

In this instance, the company faces seven repeat violations in connection with this case along with 17 serious safety violations and six other-than –serious violations. The Packaging Corporation of America, who owns the mill, has faced 46 violations across its sites in the past five years.

The company is given 15 business days from receiving the citations to contest them, pay the penalties and abate the issues or request a hearing in regards to the penalties. If you or your loved one has suffered a serious work-related accident, it is crucial to speak with an experienced Wisconsin worker’s compensation lawyer who can help fight for the compensation you deserve. Call today for your free, initial consultation.

Citation notification https://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/Packaging_Corporation_of_America_893779_090413.pdf

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