Woman Killed in Food Processing Plant Accident
Going to work should not be a deadly experience, but it is for many people. Accidents happen, and they can lead to fatal injuries.
A woman was killed in a workplace accident on the afternoon of July 28 in Woodbridge. The woman was working at United Premium Foods, a food processing plant, when she fell into a meat processing machine. She died from her injuries.
It is unknown what caused the woman to fall into the machine. The equipment at the plant was in operation during the accident. Not many details have been released about the incident, which is under investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). The woman’s name has not been released, but she had a daughter and was a long-time employee of United Premium Foods.
United Premium Foods’ 110,000-square-foot facility is located between Route 35 and Amboy Avenue. It focuses on food production, pet food production, and cold storage. United Premium Foods offers slicing, packaging, and ready-to-eat capabilities for various meat products.
Thousands of people are killed in workplace accidents every year. Many of these fatalities occur in factories. Factories have hazards such as dangerous machinery and fast-paced environments. Workers have to constantly adhere to safety standards or else they can easily get
While industrial accidents are devastating, they are preventable. It’s important to understand how they occur.
Many accidents involve machinery, which is crucial to the functionality of factories. However, it can be as dangerous to operate. Workers can become entangled in equipment and sustain severe injuries or fatalities as a result. Plus, many factories use forklifts for daily tasks, and these can be dangerous as well.
Slips and falls are also common. A worker can slip and fall due to unlevel flooring, spills, and unsafe climbing equipment. Slip and fall accidents can cause someone to hit their head on a hard surface, making them very dangerous.
Unsafe lifting is also an issue. Employers are responsible for making sure that workers have proper lifting equipment available as well as adequate staffing. Improper lifting can cause workers to risk injury to their backs. This can lead to long-term pain and suffering.
Factory employees often work for long hours at a time. This can cause employees to experience exhaustion, which can have dire effects. Fatigued employees are more likely to make mistakes that can lead to injury. These accidents should never happen, as it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure workers are well-rested and have the support needed to safely do their job.
Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Workplace accidents are common in factories and plants. The machines and equipment in these facilities can easily harm or kill workers.
A Morristown work-related accident attorney from The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff can assist you if you have been injured while on the job. Can you get workers’ compensation? Should you sue? We’ll help you understand your legal options. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the online form or call (973) 455-1567.