- Free Consultation
Possible OSHA Violations at F&C Professional Railing Corp
A federal inspection of Plain field-based manufacturer F&C Professional Aluminum Railing Corp. turned up twenty alleged workplace safety and health violations. The inspection began in March and ended in September, and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says the violations it has uncovered could result in up to $52,000 in fines.
F&C Professional, which produces aluminum and iron balcony railings, fences, gates, and window grates, was found to be exposing the workers to unsafe amounts of dangerous chemicals and other toxins. It was also found to be lacking appropriate safety measures such as: machine guards; respirators; safety data sheets; medical evaluation and training for employees handling hazardous materials; hazard signs and proper labeling; and a proper hazard reporting system.
There were also a number of dangerous problems with the electrical equipment. OSHA claims that each of these violations could substantially and needlessly contribute to the risk of death or serious injury in the workplace.
Representatives from the F&C, however, claim that these alleged violations are being exaggerated and are primarily based on the reports of a disgruntled former employee. F&C has also accused OSHA of unfair scrutiny in response to these reports.
Whether or not these allegations are true, the law provides that employees must be provided safe workplaces by their employers. This includes having access to necessary training and education, as well as being provided with safety equipment. If F&C Professional’s safety violations are real and as severe as they are described, then any injured workers may be entitled to a substantial settlement from their workers’ compensation insurance.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident in New Jersey due to your employer’s negligence, don’t deal with workers’ compensation alone. Workers’ compensation benefits are paid through an insurance company, and it’s entirely possible that you would receive less than the full amount that you are entitled to for your injuries.
An experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney can make sure that you are dealt with fairly and you get the money you deserve. Contact New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney Dan T. Matrafajlo today to schedule a free initial consultation.