Turner Industries was founded in 1961 by Sue and Bert Turner. Today, the company employs more than 20,000 people and has grown to about $2 billion in annual revenue. Turner Industries is still largely family owned. Sue and Burt Turner’s five children are its principal shareholders.
Companies like Turner Industries, which deal with heavy equipment and machinery, manual labor, and potentially hazardous workplaces, must comply with state and federal safety requirements to protect their workers from harm.
They must take reasonable measures to keep work environments safe and equipment free from defects through routine maintenance and inspections. If they do not properly train their employees or do not implement safety standards, serious accidents and injuries may result.
OSHA Fines Turner Industries $73k
In a case that is currently being contested, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined Turner Industries Group LLC nearly $73,000 for a repeat violation involving a worker who was severely burned while cutting a pipe.
The incident occurred on April 5, 2019 while an employee was cutting an 8-inch pipe to replace a valve. As he cut, the pipe released hydrogen fluoride acid that burned his face. His injuries required hospitalization for two or more days, according to OSHA’s report. After conducting an inspection of the incident, OSHA labeled it a repeat violation and fined Turner Industries $72,930 on August 23, 2019. Turner Industries contested the citation on September 20, 2019. As of June 2021, the case is still being contested.
Representing Turner Industries Workers & Subcontractors Across the U.S.
If you were injured while working for Turner Industries or any large company, you deserve to know your rights. Seek medical attention and take care of yourself, first and foremost. Your health is the most important thing to protect right after an accident, and following your doctor’s orders will help ensure that you get on the road to recovery. If you were seriously injured, if your employer is demanding that you see a certain doctor, or if your boss is saying that you must return to work or face termination, you should consider talking to an attorney.
Too many companies put their interests first, underpaying workers’ compensation claims and denying their hard-working employees the benefits they deserve. They may try to lay the blame on the injured worker or may try to underplay the severity of an injury. A seasoned industrial accident attorney can make sure you have a voice.
At Arnold & Itkin, we’ve fought for workers and families across Louisiana and throughout the U.S. in oilfield accident, offshore injury, industrial accident, truck accident, and all types of work injury cases. We know the tactics big companies and their insurance providers try to use to underpay, delay, and deny claims. We put in the work it takes to secure better and brighter futures for our clients, because we know it means the world to them and their loved ones. We also know it changes things for other workers in the future, improving conditions and holding companies accountable when they choose profits over safety.
To learn more from our Turner Industries accident lawyers, call (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free and confidential!