Krasno Krasno & OnwudinjoWhen You Need A Workers' Compensation Or Social Security Attorney
Serving Philadelphia Since 1936
No Fee Unless We Win
215-310-0001
En Español

Phoenixville Company Cited for Serious Workplace Hazards

As we have discussed in previous posts, employers have a responsibility to provide "safe and healthful workplaces," to ensure their employees can perform their duties without fear of harm. Despite these expectations, employers do not always abide by the safety standards and regulations put in place to create safe work environments. In such situations, the employer may be fined by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration to enforce compliance with safety rules to prevent workplace injuries.

Recently, OSHA cited a company located in Phoenixville due to 13 serious violations and one so-called other-than-serious violation. The company, Danco Precision, Inc., manufactures "lamination dies, metal stampings, electrical magnetic cores, carbide dies, specialty tools and precision machine parts." Danco has around 40 employees and its products are sold internationally.

The 13 serious violations could result in penalties of $52,500 for the company. A serious violation is defined as one in which a "substantial probability" exists that the violation could lead to a fatality or "serious physical harm" and that the employer either knew of the violation or should have known about it. In this case, the serious violations included failing to provide:

  • Barriers, to prevent falls
  • Protective equipment
  • Proper training, for the hazard communication plan and operating industrial trucks
  • Hand tools, to remove scraps from machines
  • Material safety data sheets

In addition, the citations included a failure on the part of the employer to properly inspect the machines and to label vessels containing chemicals.

If an employee had been injured due to one of these numerous safety violations, he or she could have been eligible for workers' compensation benefits. As the process can be complex, consulting with a knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney in such a situation is wise.

Source: OSHA, "US Labor Department's OSHA cites Phoenixville, Pa., die manufacturer for serious workplace hazards," August 23, 2012.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

YOU HAVE 120 DAYS TO REPORT A WORK INJURY - DO NOT DELAY! Fill out the form and an attorney will be in touch with you shortly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Attorneys Recognized For Excellence

Our Philadelphia firm and attorneys have received numerous accolades in the area of workers' compensation law. Several of our attorneys have been recognized by their peers and listed in Super Lawyers since 2006. The Super Lawyers process recognizes the top lawyers in their fields in Pennsylvania.

Since 2010, our law firm has been rated as a tier-one law firm for workers' compensation law claimants in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Firms Edition.

Since 2009, Jason Krasno has been selected to the Best Lawyers® "America's Best" series. The Best Lawyers® award is given only to a handful of attorneys throughout the United States each year. Jason was also selected as a top workers' compensation attorney. You can see the articles on Jason in Newsweek's Aug. 23, 2010, edition.

Krasno Krasno & OnwudinjoWhen You Need A Workers' Compensation Or Social Security Attorney
Serving Philadelphia Since 1936

1429 Walnut Street, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Toll Free: 877-794-2396
Phone: 215-310-0001
Philadelphia Law Office Map

VIEW OUR 12 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS