It’s safe to say no one goes to work expecting to be badly injured or killed while performing the duties of their position. Yet, every single year this unfortunate scenario plays out for hundreds of workers across the state of Iowa. Luckily, workers’ compensation benefits have been established to help victims and families when something like this occurs.
Recently in another state, an explosion at an ethanol plant resulted in injuries to two workers and prompted an investigation by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration. According to reports, large amounts of grain and dust came in contact with a spark, which caused the grain and dust to ignite and explode. Reports said the massive explosion caused the collapse of two silos at the plant, leaving grain and dust scattered all around the site.
Injured workers, OSHA investigation
Authorities said that, even though it was a big explosion, there were only two employees who suffered injuries. The cause of the blast is still being investigated, but reportedly, both of the injured employees are expected to recover. Reports said OSHA is currently investigating the accident, along with the Environmental Protection Agency.
It’s a fact of life that accidents are going to happen. When workers are injured in unforeseen accidents and can no longer provide a living for themselves or their families, many hardships and struggles may ensue. Anyone in Iowa who has been injured while performing the duties of his or her job can apply for workers’ compensation. A seasoned attorney can help those injured pursue all available options for legal recourse.