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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.