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Pueblo Work Accident at Train Yard Results in Fatality

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

train derailment | Pueblo Work Accident at Train Yard Results in FatalityIn May 2019, Pueblo police were called to a fatal industrial accident near Rocla Concrete in Pueblo. According to accounts, workers were attempting to move train cars when another yard worker became stuck between two train cars. The 27-year-old man died as a result of his injuries. Here’s the story of a Pueblo work accident at train yard results in fatality. 

Work-related accidents like this one occur at an alarming rate in Colorado and across the United States. Fortunately, the vast majority of work-related accidents result in non-fatal injuries. In 2017 alone, there were 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported. One-third of those injuries and illnesses resulted in missed time from work for an average of 8 days. Many of these cases, 51,380 injury cases to be exact, also resulted in hospitalization from injuries ranging from overexertion to falls.  (more…)

Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel’s Plant Cited for Unsafe Work Conditions | Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel’s plant in Pueblo, Colorado has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for hazardous working conditions. OSHA uncovered violations for machines that were capable of amputation due to their rotating parts. Evraz was cited for a similar hazard in July of 09’ and this violation is especially serious due to the potential for serious injury or death. In addition to this violation, Evraz had a series of violations including:

  • Failing to implement a lockout for energy sources
  • Inadequate belt guards
  • Inadequate pulley guards
  • Improper storage of flammable materials
  • Failure to protect workers from electrical hazards

Serious bodily injury can occur anywhere—at any time; however, when you are on the job, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure safe and adequate working conditions. Safety precautions must be taken, especially in technical plants and warehouses where dangerous machinery and chemicals pose a daily threat to workers.

If you or someone you love is injured, either on the job or anywhere in the Pueblo area, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced Pueblo personal injury lawyer. Pueblo personal injury attorney, Mickey Smith, can evaluate your case and review all of your legal options with you. If your accident was the direct result of another party’s negligence, Pueblo personal injury attorney, Mickey Smith, will be on your side fighting for you. Call 719-544-0062 today for a free initial consultation.

2 year old Girl Falls out of Second Story Window – Pueblo Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

Friday, June 11th, 2010

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, a 2 year old girl fell out of a two-story window on Thursday, June 3, 2010 on the South Side. The accident happened on Sitter Place in the Sangre de Cristo housing project. The young girl was leaning on an window screen when the screen gave way, and the little girl fell onto the grass below. While the toddler did not seem to have any serious injuries, she was taken to St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for testing.

Pueblo Slip And Fall Attorney If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at that was caused by a property owner\'s failure to perform maintenance, contact a Pueblo Slip and Fall Attorney today.

Any type of fall can lead to traumatic injuries and permanent disabilities. Even traditional slip and fall accidents can cause victims a lifetime of pain and permanent discomfort. According to EHS Today, over 8 million Americans were injured in unintentional falls in 2004 alone. These injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and even death.

If you or someone you love was injured in a fall, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo personal injury lawyer. Your Pueblo personal injury lawyer can review all of your legal options with you, so you can choose the option that is right for you and your situation. If filing a Colorado personal injury lawsuit is in your best interest, you will need an experienced Pueblo personal injury lawyer on your side throughout the negotiation and litigation process.

At the Pueblo injury law firm of Mickey W. Smith, we always seek the maximum compensation for all of our Colorado personal injury clients. Our aggressive and compassionate personal injury attorneys will assist you throughout the entire legal process, so you can focus on your recovery. Call the Pueblo injury law firm of Mickey W. Smith today at (719)544-0062 and receive a free consultation of your case and an explanation of your legal options.

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