Tuna company fined for fatal workplace accident

Originally posted on behalf of Anderlini & McSweeney LLP in Wrongful Death on May 23, 2013

Accidents are bound to happen in a workplace. Objects are dropped, liquids are spilled, and miscommunications are made. Yet, a fatal accident should never occur. If a business has safety measures that are carried out properly, then these accidents can be prevented. When there is a lapse in safety precautions, a wrongful death can occur.

One California business has recently been cited by the state for unsafe working conditions that led to an employee’s death. The employee was found dead in a pressure cooker at one of the company’s California tuna plants. As a result of the accident, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued five workplace safety violations, four serious and one general. The agency also stated the company failed to properly asses the danger posed to its employees working in that area of the plant.

Read the details here.

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