Boulder City, NV (July 12, 2022) – The explosion and fire at a Boulder City manufacturing business on July 11, which wounded at least six workers, including one who was seriously burnt, raises concerns about the company’s history.
Firefighters are collaborating with Nevada OSHA to examine what occurred at Armorock, a polymer concrete factory that produces manholes and sewage pipes, on Monday morning. Infractions including respiratory protection equipment, forklift operation, and abrasive wheel grinder safety were issued to Armorock by Nevada OSHA three months ago. A 2019 accident at Armorock resulted in one employee losing a thumb.
The worker’s left thumb had to be amputated after it was crushed by a 300-pound steel plate that dropped while being held in place by a magnet, according to OSHA documents.
This mishap resulted in a $3,000 fine and a major OSHA violation for the firm.
The investigation into this most recent event is still underway, and no other information about the victims has been made public.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the victim’s family at this time.
Nevada Statistics on Work-Related Injuries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 34,000 nonfatal occupational illnesses and injuries occurred in the private sector in Nevada in 2016, resulting in a rate of about 3.5 illnesses and/or injuries per 100 full-time or full-time equivalent workers. This figure is much more than the national average of roughly 3.0 illnesses and injuries per full-time or full-time equivalent worker.
However, in the utilities, commerce, and transportation industries, the incidence rate is 4.5% per 100 full-time workers, demonstrating the potential hazard of this occupation. Those employed by companies with 1,000 or more employees are at an even greater risk.
Large firms in Nevada had a nonfatal illness and injury rate of 489% per 100 full-time workers. The hotel and entertainment industries, the economic core of Las Vegas, have a rate of 4.4%.
Employees of local and state governments in Nevada fared no better. In 2016, the federal government documented around 4,390 occupational illness and injury events, or 4.4 instances per 100 full-time employees. In comparison to the federal government’s rate of 4.6%, the state’s public sector seems to be within the norm.
In the same year, Nevada had over 50 fatal industrial accidents. Due to these incidents, there were about 20 fatalities in the transportation industry. Injuries by animals or people, including aggressive activities, caused 10 fatalities, while exposure to dangerous circumstances or substances caused just over 10 deaths. Trip and fall accidents ranked as the fourth largest cause of occupational fatalities.
At the Eric Roy Law Firm, we see the effects of the state’s high occupational injury and mortality rate. Every day, we represent clients who have been severely injured in workplace accidents or who have lost a family member unexpectedly. Our legal team will listen to your statement, assess the preceding circumstances, perform a comprehensive investigation, decide what happened to you or a family member, and advise you on your legal options, which may include filing a third-party claim.
You have viable legal alternatives for recouping your damages with the aid of one of our seasoned Nevada workplace accident attorneys. Contact one of our Nevada workplace accident lawyers immediately. Our purpose is to determine your needs and goals and to exceed your expectations about their accomplishment.
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