According to Sheriff Terry Deese, an accident happened at Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc. in Byron around 10:40 a.m. on June 17, 2020. Fire Chief Jeff Doles reported a man was burned on his hands and face after a small explosion and flash fire in a pelletizing room. He says OSHA will be notified in the case and that the unidentified victim will be treated at the Grady Burn Center in Atlanta. “It’s just a dangerous, dangerous job. Pyrotechnics, you’re dealing with explosives. Something as simple as a grain of sand can set some of this stuff off,” said Doles. The employee at the Peach County pyrotechnics plant had to be airlifted Wednesday after the workplace accident. If you, or someone you love is injured in a workplace accident in Milton Georgia, contact the Imbriale Injury Law Firm for direction on compensation for injury and work-related losses.
Pyrotechnic Specialties has been cited in the past for injuries at the plant including a 2006 explosion damaging nearby homes. The company paid $14,000 in fines after an inspection two months later revealed seven serious violations. In 2008, the FBI raided Pyrotechnic and accused the company of selling faulty grenades that injured FBI agents, but the case was thrown out by a federal judge a year later. In 2009, the EPA inspectors found large amounts of hazardous materials improperly stored and in 2016, they were fined by OSHA for fire safety violations after a worker was seriously injured.
Notify workers’ compensation insurance carrier and file a claim.
The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation can be helpful for cases when a person becomes injured on the job, or contracts an illness that is job-related, they can make a worker’s compensation claim for monetary damages. Injuries may be caused by an accident, or event that results in physical injury, a medical condition that develops over time caused by repetitious use of a body part, or a condition associated with the workplace environment itself. An accident victim in Georgia has two years to file a case against injury, loss, or damages as a result of the action, or inaction of another, in order to recover compensation when fault and/or liability can be proven, and the victim was owed a duty of care.
Take legal action.
When someone experiences a workplace accident near Milton Georgia, especially if the company has had previous workplace OSHA violations, the victim may be better positioned to seek comprehensive damages related to medical care costs and physical disability losses, or additional negative impacts caused by the accident. An experienced attorney at the Imbriale Injury Law Firm can help with the necessary workers’ compensation and legal claim paperwork.
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