Here in Louisiana, workers can reasonably expect that employers will take measures to ensure their safety. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration was created for just that purpose. Yet, accidents still occur that can be tied to the negligence of employers. Industrial accidents are, unfortunately, not unusual due to the physical nature of many jobs in that field. Recently, a worker in this state decided to sue several companies for injuries he sustained on the job.
Louisiana readers may have learned of a citation, issued by OSHA to United Ethanol LLC for safety and health violations. This remedial action was taken after industrial accidents occurred on April 19 when an employee died after entering a bin used for grain storage at the company's facility in another state. He attempted to clear the floor chute by entering the bin and was overwhelmed when the grain piled upon him.