An industrial oven is an essential piece of equipment for some businesses. However, there have been situations in which this piece of equipment has ended someone’s life. While fatal industrial oven incidents are fortunately very rare, they can ruin many lives. Not only do one or more people lose their lives when trapped inside the ovens, there is also the great loss experienced by those who are left behind.
In theory no one should ever be trapped inside an oven. While industrial ovens are big enough to accommodate a person, they should have alarms and other safety features that ensure there is no danger of someone being involved in fatal industrial oven incidents. If this should occur, a charge of corporate manslaughter could be levelled at the company involved if they are found to have contravened health and safety laws.
The danger involved with unsafe ovens
These ovens are designed to bake very large items that need to be baked into a particular shape to set hard. Clearly, since an individual can walk into an oven, perhaps to clean it or to fix it, there should be no danger that the door could close and for no one to be aware they are there. If this should happen and the machine is switched on, it would be very unlikely those inside could escape with their lives.
In these cases – thankfully exceptionally rare in nature – there is an opportunity for those left behind to claim compensation for what has occurred. No amount of money could ever make up for losing a loved one, but a court case could also ensure those responsible do also pay a fine.
When recovery is possible
Even in incidents where a person survives being in an oven, they may be gravely injured to the point where they can never live as they did before. Their lives will change, as will the lives of their immediate loved ones. In this case a significant compensation claim could be warranted, depending on the specific circumstances involved.
If you have been unlucky enough to be involved in such an incident, be sure to call Accident Advice Helpline. We can provide you with the no-obligation advice you really need at this point. The number you need is 0800 689 0500 and it is the best number you can call to reach the people who may help you.
Date Published: May 30, 2015
Author: Rob Steen