4 Common Types of Arkansas Equipment Accidents
Many Arkansas residents depend on heavy machinery to do their jobs each day. Unfortunately, the growing reliance on these machines has led to an increase in the number of Arkansas Equipment Accidents.
Four common causes for these accidents include:
- Contact With Machinery – The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate that in 2012 alone, these incidents accounted for roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities, making them some of the most common on-the-job accidents.
- Improperly Maintained Equipment – Failing to clean equipment can lead to serious accidents. The Wall Street Journal explains that a buildup of combustible dust was responsible for causing an explosion at an Arkansas recycling plant last year that killed one worker and left two others seriously injured.
- Unsafe Operation – Failing to properly use equipment can cause workers serious harm.
- Defective Parts – Manufacturing defects, improper assembly, and poor quality control can lead to parts defects that injure workers.
The Little Rock Personal Injury Lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton encourage anyone harmed as the result of an equipment accident to discuss their case with one of our qualified team members by calling 1-800-767-4815.