The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining a southern Georgia sawmill $56,000 after a worker’s arm was amputated in a January accident.
The 29-year-old worker caught his left arm in the drive shaft of a conveyor belt at Griffin Lumber and Hardware in Cordele and lost the limb, according to a Wednesday press release. OSHA followed up with an inspection and issued the company a willful citation for failing to install guards on sprocket wheels and chains on a conveyor belt. A willful violation is one committed with knowing disregard for safety standards and carries higher penalties than the more common types of citations OSHA gives out.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we have dealt with many cases dealing with amputations from partial amputations to full extremity amputations. Loss of limbs or amputations force the injured worker to be out of work for a long time and it’s important you have an attorney to help secure the income benefits that will help provide for you or your family. We have successfully help clients ensure their medical treatment and income benefits are secured and provided. In 2014, one of our clients suffered an on the job injury which resulted in a partial amputation of his foot. The insurance company denied any treatment and benefits but through tough litigation we were able to ensure his medical bills were paid and client received a compensation for his injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury, please call us now at 678-562-5595 for more details about how we can start helping you today.