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Milwaukee Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Lawyer – OSHA Cites Waukesha Foundry After Worker Injured

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration cited a Waukesha, Wis. foundry after a worker was burned by electrical arc flash last June. According to OSHA, the company faces one willful violation and seven serious safety violations stemming from the incident. An experienced Milwaukee, Wisconsin worker’s compensation lawyer best handles these cases.

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin worker’s compensation lawyer can help an injured worker recover compensation due to them because of such incidents. In this case, the maintenance supervisor at Pure Power Technologies’ iron foundry was injured while servicing a 480-volt circuit breaker without proper electrical protective equipment. He suffered severe burns in the accident.

OSHA proposed penalties of $119,000 for the violations. The company faces one violation for failure to ensure protective equipment was used while operating the circuit breaker with the cover removed, exposing workers to electrical shock, arc blast and flash hazards.

The company faces fines for seven serious violations as well. These include:

▪    Failing to implement electrical safety-related work practices and use protective shields, barriers and insulating materials that would protect employees performing energized tasks.

▪    Reenergizing circuits before determining conditions were safe to do so.

▪    Failing to conduct air test on insulating rubber gloves prior to use and to electrically test gloves every six months.

▪    Failing to conduct periodic inspections of machinery.

▪    Lack of training in safety-related electrical work practices specific to their job assignments.

▪    Re-energizing circuits before determining that the equipment and circuit could be safety energized.

The South Carolina-based Pure Power Technologies employs just more than 200 workers in Waukesha. If you or your loved one has suffered serious burns or any other serious work-related injury, it is crucial to speak with a Milwaukee, Wisconsin worker’s compensation lawyer to fight for rightful compensation.

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