Posted on September 16th, 2014
A worker was injured following an industrial accident that occurred at the Heinz factory in Muscatine on Thursday, August 21.
At 3:27 p.m., emergency services were called to rescue a man pinned under a piece of industrial equipment while working at the Heinz facility on 1357 N. Isett Ave. The worker, whose name was withheld, had already been freed when the emergency crew arrived. He was airlifted to Genesis East hospital in Davenport for treatment.
In a statement released by H.J. Heinz Co., senior vice president of corporate and government affairs Michael Mullen stated that the company was prompt in responding to the incident, and that they are dedicated in ensuring safety among their employees. The statement further said the company is fully investigating the accident.
The conclusion of this investigation, and of other investigations, could be that the incident could have been prevented if the proper measures were taken. If you were hurt while on duty in Des Moines, a workers’ compensation lawyer at LaMarca & Landry, P.C. might be able to help secure the benefits you believe you deserve. Call us now at (877) 327-2600 see if you’re eligibility for such action.
Posted on February 4th, 2013
Early last month, a man almost fell to his death into a tank filled with 300 degree chemicals, but was saved by a coworker who grabbed him just in time.
Initial reports said that the man was pulled to safety by a coworker after breaking his fall into the boiling liquid.
The two employees of Barrett Plating Inc. at 2100 Northeast 60th Ave., were trying to recover metal debris inside a 5 foot deep tank by climbing on a tower steel structure when the accident occurred.
A team from the Des Moines Hazmat was immediate notified to help decontaminate the area. The victim was immediately taken to the hospital for further treatment.
Workplace accidents can occur in a variety of ways, and the results are often devastating. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits to help you cover your various accident-related losses. To learn more about pursuing workers’ comp benefits, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., today by calling 877-327-2600.
Posted on April 20th, 2011
An employee of a Florida elementary school is speaking with the Florida school board about an incident in which he was kicked in the groin by a student. The man claims that the school’s prinicpal is at fault because she allowed the young student to bully classmates and staff.
The incident occurred last October, when the man was overseeing after-school detention. A young girl kicked the man in the groin, and he was severely injured. The man has claimed that, following the incident, the school’s prinicipal did not call authorities.
The superintendent of the district sent a letter of reprimand to the principal for not reporting the incident to authorities. However, the man believes that the principal should also be fired for acting negligently and allowing the incident to occur and is calling on the school board to enact a punishment on the principal.
If you or someone you love has been injured while at work, please contact the Des Moines workplace injuries lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., at 877-327-2600.
Posted on July 8th, 2010
Blue Bunny’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor is under renovation. The first step was to replace the roof. Construction workers suffered a setback yesterday when a wall caved in trapping up to four construction workers. Two men were able to free themselves and sustained minor injuries. One required firefighter’s assistance and was removed from the scene on a stretcher.
According to the WCF Courier, “The wall was located between the ice cream parlor and Timmy’s Catering Service. No employees in the other business were injured.”
The renovated ice cream parlor is set to open next year. Officials say work will not resume until the Parlor is deemed safe.
Construction accidents are dangerous and can leave you seriously injured. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, call the Des Moines construction accident lawyers at LaMarca and Landry, P.C., by dialing 1-877-327-2600.