When is an injury related to someone's work? This is easy to judge when someone is hit by a forklift or slips on a run in a carpet at their place of employment, and these injuries are rarely challenged when victims claim workers' compensation. But some people cannot help but bring their work home with them, and that means the danger comes home as well.
Employees in Wisconsin spend a good chunk of time at work. Because of that, it is of utmost importance for these work environments to be safe, hazard-free, and comfortable. But every workplace has its share of dangers. What are some of the most common ones?
Most people may think about jobs with an obvious element of danger, such as the construction or roofing industries, when the subject of falls in the workplace comes up. While it is true that some industries have a higher incidence of falls than others, getting hurt from a fall on the job can happen in any setting. Wisconsin residents may protect themselves by considering the ways they might slip, trip or fall at their job.
When a Husky Energy oil refinery tank in Superior, Wisconsin erupted in flames on April 26, 2018 after several rapid explosions, a roiling black cloud was seen drifting over the surrounding area. There were concerns whether or not the facilities hydrogen fluoride tanks would be breached. Thankfully they maintained their integrity and only one tank of asphalt was pierced which was the source of the pitch dark, noxious cloud spreading over the facility and surrounding area.