Osha and laws my job is breaking in saftey and hazordous chemicals> I got hurt at work > Suit?
I have been working for this company for several years now. The company tends to not clean up the walkways in the large shop full of angle, i beams, u channel, pipe, flat bar, round bar, and other misc steel materials in the cutshop and all around the shop. There is a huge stack of sharp sheet metal around the back of the and front of the burn table of the shop in which could capside at any momment. Well today, I went to the cut shop was once almost borderline lead man back there and when I was back there the material was controlled and there was room to walk and you wouln't have to worry about falling or injuring yourself back there. I walked back there to get a piece of 20' tubing 2x2x1/8 so that I could make some jig's to put handicaps on hand rails. Which also is a concern no where to put them and the whole shop is a total mess. I have proof of the condition on my cell phone and transfered the files to my home computer in the event that my personal phone is taken or lost by my employer do to the accident. I tripped and fell because there was no proper place for me to walk in the cutshop, it's covered in misc metals, no open floor area once so ever. Is there any possible reason that I should call osha to prevent this from happening to anyone else, and should I file a suit against the company for not following osha guidelines? All answers appreciated, Thank you.
Asked By: donald mcfall - 1/22/2013
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if your employer has workers comp the law prevents yu from suing your employer, you work in an industry that is dangerous and exactly what OSHA guidelines are they not following, the CFR has literally thousands of regulations, all you can do is file a complaint with OSHA and they will send a letter to Your employer... More
Answered By: lcr000 - 1/22/2013
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First of all if you were injured when you fell, you should have gotten treatment and fill out accident report. Depending on how servere the accident is when OSHA get involved, unfortunity. But you can always request a safety inspection from OSHA or the company Insurance provider. That will get things in order
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