Louisiana workers depend on their employers to maintain safe, effective workplaces. When negligence or inattention causes the workplace to deteriorate, workers can become injured. Recently, one Louisiana worker has felt the dangerous effects of an improperly maintained workplace after a boiler exploded, injuring him. Explosions like this one may be avoidable with the right maintenance and care to the machinery.
Working with chemicals can be a dangerous job. On May 21, a serious incident occurred at a chemical plant in Louisiana. A spokesperson from the Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office declared a state of emergency after several explosions occurred at the plant. The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m., and the resulting chemical fire caused an evacuation of the surrounding area as well as a shut down on a local road. A worker was injured in the incident.