Workplace Accident Claims a Life in Cincinnati

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Accidents on the job continue to be an issue in Cincinnati and across the Midwestern United States. In March of 2021, a man named Thomas Gyarmati died in a workplace accident at the Wm. Lang & Sons Iron Works Company at 3284 Beekman Street in Cincinnati. The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office had announced Mr. Gyarmati’s death in the Cincinnati Enquirer; Gyarmati was a 72-year-old man who lived in West Price Hill.

Less than a month later, a worker from North Star Painting Company fell from scaffolding on the Brent Spence Bridge onto the roadway. The bridge, which takes I-71 and I-75 across the Ohio River into Kentucky, is a very busy multi-lane bridge. The worker was treated for minor injuries at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to WLWT.

Cincinnati work accident law covers all types of injuries that happen on the job. Given how potentially dangerous many occupations can be, employers are always trying to keep their job sites as safe as possible. Helping with that are regulations from OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In 1970, the United States Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, designed to ensure “safe and healthful working conditions for workers.” A major component of this act, and the creation of OSHA, was to establish standards for workplace training and safety protocols for various industries.

If your workplace is unsafe, or if the conditions of your employment could lead to injuries or medical problems, you can contact OSHA and report violations. It is far better to report unsafe workplace conditions before an injury happens, than to wait for an injury and file a claim.

If you have questions about your right as an employee to report safety violations at your place of business, or if you fear retribution from your employers, feel free to contact our office with any of your concerns or questions.