There are a large number of industrial facilities along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. If you drive around the state, particularly in the River Parishes, you can see everything from refineries and chemical plants to power and fertilizer plants. These facilities employ thousands of Louisiana residents and provide utilities and products that we rely upon in our daily lives. But there is no doubt that working in these facilities is dangerous.
Simply using the equipment and other heavy machinery involved in industrial operations creates grave danger for workers. These dangers are dramatically increased when facility owners act negligently. Negligence can occur when owners fail to replace broken or outdated equipment, properly train and supervise their employees, conduct proper maintenance, follow their own health and safety procedures, or adhere to government regulations. Untrained or inexperienced outside contractors and vendors can also cause perils for industrial workers. In addition, manufacturers of faulty products used in plant, refinery, and industrial operations create even more dangers for industrial workers.
Whatever the cause of the accident, injuries suffered during industrial operations can be catastrophic. Industrial workers can suffer any number of injuries from the negligence of these different parties, such as burns, lacerations, back and neck injuries, electrocutions, broken bones, occupational disease, and even death.
Contact a Louisiana Industrial Accident Attorney
The laws and regulations that apply to industrial operations are complicated. Attempting to understand them is not something that you should try to do on your own.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a plant, refinery, or other industrial accident, call a New Orleans industrial accident attorney at (504) 564-7342 today. The Mahone Firm is here to help. You can talk about your case with an accident lawyer and start working to get the compensation you deserve.