October 23, 2012
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Houston-based company, Halcon Resources Corp., with a total of nine safety violations in connection to an accident that seriously injured a worker. A press release from the Department of Labor stated the incident occurred in April at the company’s Wichita County facility located off of Highway 287.
The worker suffered a significant Texas burn injury when he touched a live wire while working to restore power to a pumping station at the facility. Rescue crews attempted to revive the man, but he died a short time later.
OSHA is accusing the company of failing to provide proper and adequate safety training to workers and failure to require the use of safety equipment by employees. Other violations included failing to provide workers with lockout/tagout procedures to ensure no equipment is powered up during maintenance and failure to ensure proper testing procedures are followed on the equipment. Penalties for the violations are expected to be as high as $189,000. The company now has 15 business days to either comply with citations and the orders to improve work conditions or contest the violations.
The Austin Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers believe employers have a responsibility to provide workers with a safe environment to do their job. We’re also here to answer your questions if you’ve been hurt in a work-related accident that was no fault of your own.