Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC
No Fees Unless We Win Free Consultation
608-406-2282 866-821-1345
Serving Injured And Disabled Clients In Minnesota and Wisconsin

Wisconsin work injury caused from chlorine gas exposure

Wisconsin employers are required by law to provide the safest possible working conditions to their employees and follow state mandated guidelines to minimize work injury. When regulations are ignored or intentionally violated, employees can suffer work injury that is irreversible and damaging. A worker who is hurt due to the negligence of their employer may feel anger and injustice as they try to understand workers' compensation and the benefits they may be entitled to.

A Wisconsin aluminum company recently received $77,472 in citations in connection with an employee having been purportedly exposed to chlorine gas. The company faces a myriad of accusations and 13 violations with the Wisconsin Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding the incident. They include the inability to measure exposure of toxic gas, emergency safety responses, lack of preventative safety measures and improper storage among other violations.

The work injury occurred when an aluminum worker was completing a cylinder change, and was reported as having become sick from chlorine gas exposure. An investigation took place following the report and uncovered a series of company response failures. Employers at the aluminum workplace failed to remove additional workers from the area exposed to chlorine gas during the cylinder change and did not complete a safety evaluation to determine risk and hazard.

Exposure to chlorine gas can cause health risks to a person's central nervous system, their lungs and throat and in severe cases cause a fatality. A Wisconsin worker who has suffered a work injury from exposure to toxic gas or chemicals may be in need of long-term medical care and treatment. Workers' compensation benefits are available for those who are injured while on the job to help with expenses necessary to heal and avoid financial hardship.

Source: recyclingtoday.com, OSHA fines Wisconsin aluminum smelter for safety violations, No author, March 12, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

The Mission Starts With A Free Consultation

We handle most cases on a contingency basis. We will not ask you to pay any fees unless we are successful in getting you compensation. If you have questions or would like to learn more about how we can help you, call us at 608-406-2282, or toll free at 866-821-1345. You can also reach us by completing our online contact form to discuss your case with an experienced La Crosse personal injury attorney.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC
123 7th St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

Toll Free: 866-821-1345
Phone: 608-406-2282
Fax: 608-784-4908
La Crosse, WI Law Office Map