Columbia-Based Company Facing Fines for Wisconsin Worker Injury

Construction accidentColumbia-based company Pure Power Technologies LLC may be facing fines for a burn injury suffered by a Wisconsin plant worker this summer.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing as much as $119,000 in fines. The company is based in South Carolina and makes products for emissions control and fuel systems.

OSHA alleges that the company violated safety procedures when the accident occurred at the company’s Waukesha, Wisconsin plant in June. According to OSHA, an employee suffered severe burns while working without protective equipment on a 480-volt circuit breaker. The company is facing 18 citations alleging safety equipment failures.

Pure Power has 15 business days to pay OSHA’s fines, contest the allegations or request a meeting with the agency.

When an employee suffers an injury at work, typically they can get financial support for their injuries through workers compensation. Worker’s compensation benefits include payment of medical bills, payment for time lost from work during recovery, and payment for an resulting permanent injury.

On-the-job injuries can be complicated. An experienced workers compensation attorney can help you decide if you need to take legal action for your injuries suffered at work.

Looking for an Attorney That Handles Workers Compensation?

You have the right not to work while you are injured, if your doctor issues orders putting you out of work or places work restrictions that your employer is unable to accomodate. If you have been injured at work due to unsafe working conditions, failed safety procedures or other forms of company negligence, our Columbia injury attorneys may be able to help you file for compensation. Our South Carolina workers comp attorneys understand the toll workplace injuries can take physically and financially on victims, and we are dedicated to getting the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your options.

Proffitt & Cox, LLP- Columbia injury lawyers

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/24295681/sc-based-company-could-be-fined-for-wis-injury



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