Working with steel is something that takes experience, knowledge and a raft of safe procedures. Whether it means working with molten steel or cutting and shaping it into different items, different machinery is likely to be used to get the job done. A steel plant can therefore be full of potential hazards. The thing to remember is that such hazards are generally recognised and dealt with so they don’t become real hazards.
Injured steelworkers could receive quite serious injuries in some circumstances. For example crush injuries are possible if machinery malfunctions or does not have safety guards on it to prevent people from getting pulled in while it is in use. In other cases explosions might be possible. These are incredibly rare but they can occur in isolated situations.
Examples of injuries
Injured steelworkers could potentially suffer some serious injuries depending on what happens. For example if they get their hand or arm caught in machinery they may receive crush injuries or lose a finger or even their hand or arm. Even if they keep the limb it may never be the way it was before. Molten steel may also have the potential to cause serious burns if proper protective equipment is not used.
Thankfully the majority of owners of steel plants take every conceivable step to go above and beyond the requirements they must meet to ensure their workers are safe. We are all aware of the health and safety laws that should be followed in the workplace today. If these laws are flouted in any way, this might constitute negligence.
Working safely in a steel plant
Injured steelworkers are a rarity, especially where serious injuries are concerned. While you can find news stories relating to incidents, these tend to occur in other countries. It is extremely rare for anything to happen in the UK, although of course things can sometimes go wrong.
If you have first-hand experience of suffering injuries in a steel plant, you will know how things can happen that could possibly have been prevented. Accident Advice Helpline has many years’ experience in dealing with compensation claims for incidents like these. If you can make a no win, no fee* claim we will tell you and we could help you through the process. Just call us now on 0800 689 0500 to learn whether you can. Our free enquiry line is open now.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident at work claim