Lockout Tagout Accident Lawyers
Preventing Injuries from Improper LOTO Procedures
Lockout/tagout violations were in the top 4 most common OSHA violations for 2019. OSHA estimates that following LOTO procedures prevents as many as 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries every year, but improper LOTO still causes 1 in 10 industrial accidents. In order to ensure the safety of industrial workers, companies must be held accountable for every single lockout tagout accident. By making them liable for the medical costs of injured workers, we can restore workers’ lives while incentivizing companies to make their procedures safer.
We have been able to recover the following for our clients:
- Their present medical costs
- Their future medical treatment
- Their lost income from hospitalization
- Their lost future earnings
When workers are injured as a result of employer negligence, they call Arnold & Itkin. Our firm has fought and won some of the largest industrial accident claims in recent history, securing more than $15 billion total for our clients. We’ve represented workers in plant accidents, factory disasters, refinery fires, and warehouse accidents of all kinds. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a logout/tagout accident, speak with our LOTO injury lawyers today for a free consultation. Let’s discuss your recovery options now: call (888) 493-1629 today.
The Most Common Lockout/Tagout Mistakes
Any potentially hazardous equipment must by locked or tagged out when not in operation or under maintenance. Failure to follow safety procedure regarding LOTO is the responsibility of the owner and operator of the equipment. It’s as simple as that. When companies have poor safety practices, workers are the ones who lose their limbs or their lives. Companies need to provide for workers and their families after a catastrophic accident.
The most common mistakes caused by poor safety procedure include:
- Not using a lock while doing short tasks
- Putting a lock through another worker’s lock (and failing to relock)
- Leaving the key in the lock
- Delegating lockout duties instead of doing it yourself
- Failing to lock out the main switch or disconnect
- Failing to test the lockout before beginning a job