Hazards of working in confined spaces
Due to very limited movement and space availability, it is critical for employers to ensure the safety and health of their employees while doing work in confined spaces. Workplaces with manholes, underground tunnels, or any similar spaces can have increased cases of serious injuries in workers if their employers become negligent. Below are the typical hazards related to confined spaces:
- Electric shocks
- Low oxygen levels
- Exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals
- Poor lighting condition
- Fall hazards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had created a standard for employers to follow to keep their workers safe while working in confined spaces. Confined space workers who have been injured in their workplace are encouraged by OSHA to file a complaint to possibly prevent it from happening again.
Many families are left dealing with a great financial loss when their loved ones sustain injuries while doing their jobs. If you are in such situation, working with a skilled lawyer is important for you to move toward getting your needed worker’s compensations benefits for recovery. Speak to a lawyer with Robert Wilson & Associates in Minnesota today by calling (612) 334-3444 to learn more about your legal options.