It’s an employer’s job to monitor the conditions of the worksite. Maintenance, suspending work under dangerous circumstances, and vital repairs are all part of an employer’s toolbox. These activities are protected and required by law to compel employers to take care of their most vital resource: workers.
Arnold & Itkin’s newest client is a worker who was a well technician until he was caught in an explosion at his drilling site. The explosion left him severely burned. The explosion, like many in the drilling industry, could have been prevented. Instead, the Defendants acted as though profits were more important than the safety of their people—despite obvious risk that the site would ignite, they continued to drill for gas.
Our firm is proud to represent this man, to help him get the financial support to get back on his feet. We are also proud to help show his employers that their workers deserve to be valued above profits or productivity.