Worker Injured In Sherrill Industrial Accident At Briggs and Stratton After Getting Legs Trapped In Salter Box
SHERRILL, NEW YORK (March 23, 2022) – A man was injured in an industrial accident involving a Salter Box at Briggs and Stratton.
Oneida County officials are saying that the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. The worker became trapped in a salter box on the back of a pickup truck.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the manufacturing plant in order to help the worker. The salter box was disassembled and the man was eventually freed.
A full investigation into the accident at Briggs and Stratton remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Sherrill Industrial Accidents
Despite numerous improvements in safety standards, manufacturing plants remain very dangerous places to work. According to one report from Briotix Health, nearly 3 million people were injured in industrial accidents in 2017 alone. Most accidents at manufacturing plants occur when workers come into contact with heavy machinery. There are a number of steps that manufacturing companies should take in order to protect workers.
- Workers should receive adequate safety training.
- Workers should be trained in the proper lock-out/tag-out procedures.
- Workers should be given adequate protective equipment.
A manufacturing business could be held liable for an industrial accident through New York Labor Law § 200. This statute is a codification of an employer’s general duty to maintain job sites in a safe condition. Per the text of the statute, “All places to which this chapter applies shall be so constructed, equipped, arranged, operated and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health and safety of all persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.” Failure to maintain a safe workplace environment could open the door to a negligence claim.
A company could also be held at fault for an accident through New York Labor Law § 241(6). This statute creates a non-delegable duty for workplace safety for all employers engaged in construction, excavation and demolition. Companies must follow all industrial codes. If a company fails to follow a specific industrial code, this violation could form the basis of a legal claim. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any industrial accident.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Work records should be examined.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- An independent investigation should be conducted.
Any person that is injured in an industrial accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims.
Investigating A Sherrill Industrial Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the man injured in this industrial accident at Briggs and Stratton. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to OSHA. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent additional incidents at this business. Safety should always be the number one priority for every employer.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an industrial accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.