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Injured by Pipes Falling Off of a Flatbed Trailer

Case Description/Summary:  

An employee of a construction company was injured when two pieces of PVC pipe approximately 10” x 30’ rolled off a flatbed trailer, striking and pinning the employee to the ground. There was no Job Safety Analysis performed and the injured employee’s employer had not trained any of their employees in the proper procedures related to removing large and heavy pieces of PVC pipe from flatbed trailers.

Expert Analysis/Summary:

A materials handling safety and construction analysis included a review of all relevant depositions and other discovery documents, reports, training records, photographs, etc. In addition, a review of relevant research materials, codes, and standards related to acceptable workplace safety practices and standards was performed. It was determined that the injured employee’s employer where the pipes were being delivered failed to comply with recognized national safety standards and OSHA regulations.

 

Results:    Verdict for defense.

Crush Accident Analysis At Natural Gas Drilling Site

Case Description/Summary:   Three workers were setting a set of steel steps next to a structure referred to as a “doghouse”, which is normally used as a tool shack for the drilling site.  Due to the time of year the ground was wet and muddy. While positioning the steel steps, two workers were walking along…

Accident Analysis Due to Defective Industrial Product

Case Description/Summary:   An employee was installing acoustical ceiling tile while using a set of stilts to reach the ceiling. The right stilt broke, causing the employee to fall.  The employee was injured because of the fall. Expert Analysis/Summary: A construction safety analysis included a review of all relevant depositions and other discovery documents, reports,…

Electrocution Accident Analysis

Case Description/Summary:   An employee was working in an uninsulated  bucket truck installing new coax span cable between two utility poles in a residential community.  The coax span cable was positioned below two power lines.  The top line primary power line possessed 19,000 volts and the bottom secondary line possessed 120 volts.  While using the…

Doorway Trip and Fall Accident Analysis

Case Description/Summary:   A patron at a hotel bar and/lounge was allegedly injured when her shoe became stuck in the metal threshold of an exterior door while entering the building. Expert Analysis/Summary: A human factors and safety analysis included a review of all relevant depositions and other discovery documents, reports, photographs, etc. In addition, a…

Forklift Accident Analysis

Case Description/Summary:   A truck driver of a flatbed truck made a delivery of two bundles of cold rolled steel bars. There was a total of 18 bars of steel, nine bars per banded steel bundle.   The steel was two-inches by five-inches and 12-feet long.  The edges of the steel were reported to be pointed…

Multi-employer Worksite Safety Issues 2

Case Description/Summary:   An independent contractor working at a construction project was injured when a scaffold plank became dislodged from the tubular scaffold he was working from causing him to fall approximately six (6) feet (+) to the ground below. Just prior to the subject accident event, another company working on the project was allegedly…

Multi-employer Worksite Safety Issues

Case Description/Summary: Maintenance worker was injured while welding when he was struck by a steel work rest originally lying between steel rollers on a steel mill. The maintenance worker was an independent contractor working for a specialty contractor associated with the maintenance and repairs of steel mill facilities and other manufacturing or processing facilities. Expert…