Acid Spill Sends Tempe Workers to Hospital
An acid mixture boiled over the edge of a vat at a Tempe plating facility Friday morning, according to a report from Jordee Kalk of The Arizona Republic. The incident, which occurred near 1100 W. Geneva Drive, caused two workers to inhale fumes. They were treated at the scene and then transported to the hospital in a private vehicle. Tempe fire officials inspected the accident site to ensure the business was cleaning up the acid spill in a safe manner.
Businesses have a responsibility to protect their employees from safety hazards, especially when employees work with dangerous chemicals and equipment. When an incident like this occurs, it can cause debilitating injuries and even death. Inhalation of fumes is just one of the many incidents that can occur at this type of company. Other types of industrial accidents include the following:
- Forklift/baler accidents
- Chemical burns
- Radiation exposure
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Building collapses
- Slips and falls
- Being caught between objects
- Ingestion of harmful substances
- Exposure to harmful airborne particles
One way employers can minimize the risk of workplace accidents is by training employees to use appropriate safety precautions. Employers should also provide personal protective equipment, such as goggles and gloves, for employees who will be handling harmful substances.
Unfortunately, some employers try to cut costs by skimping on training or failing to provide the necessary safety equipment. If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, you may experience long-term physical effects as well as the stress of worrying about missed work time and lost income. The Tempe injury attorneys at The Breyer Law Offices P.C. will fight for your right to recover compensation for your injuries and the effects they have had on your life. Call us at (602) 457-6222 to discuss your case in confidence.