A factory accident or other injury at work can put workers in the hospital or expose them to dangerous chemicals. Arizona employers have a responsibility to protect their workers by ensuring workplace safety. This is especially important with industrial companies that work with heavy machinery, dangerous products and high-stress environments. Proper safety can prevent bodily harm, including eye injuries, and keep workers protected.
A 23-year-old man at an Edison laboratory in New Jersey was severely injured recently while cleaning a 250-gallon container. The container was one used by the company to process facial cream. Steam escaped from the tank, striking the victim in the chest and causing third-degree burns. The man was transported to a local hospital with burns across his legs, arms and chest. A second victim was injured while trying to aid the first victim. Investigators on the scene said they found no evidence of chemicals released into the air.