Plaintiff lost his life after he slid on the slippery sloped floor of an electric utility plant. Plaintiff was employee of independent contractor cleaning utility's preheater. He was inspecting his team's cleaning work when he slipped and fell on the wet floor. Plaintiff's body was
A faulty elevator pinned a 32-year-old worker against the back wall when it closed, pushing a hand-truck against the plaintiff. The truck trapped the plaintiff and cut off his air. He was asphyxiated. The elevator stopped between floors, so there was no means of escape.
The plaintiff was working near a chemical still. Plaintiff was severely burned in the resulting fire. The chemical still and boiler units were not equipped with explosion proof switches, nor were there adequate warnings that the particular chemicals used could explode.
The plaintiff, a high school student, was severely burned when a fryolator pan filled with boiling hot grease spilled on him. The pan had to be lifted out manually to drain the grease. Plaintiff alleges, in part, that the fryolator should have been installed with
The plaintiff's husband was working with another employee in an attempt to remove the top of a 55-gallon drum which they believed contained a nonflammable cleaner. The workers were using a blow torch when the drum, which actually contained a flammable construction sealer, exploded. Both
The plaintiff, while working in a crawlspace, came in contact with the outflow from an uncapped hot water pipe. As a result, plaintiff suffered extensive burn injuries. Investigation revealed that the outflow pipe, which carried water at 180 degrees, had been installed without a cap
An employee was engaged in filling a plastic container with a flammable liquid using a hand pump. Investigations revealed that a flash fire occurred as a result of a buildup of static electricity caused by the use of a plastic, as opposed to a metal,
A manufacturer of highly flammable aerosol sprays altered a compressor which vented gas into an occupied production area. The gas was ignited when the compressor was shut off. Several people died and many others were seriously injured when the explosion gutted the work area. Investigation
A manufacturer of highly flammable aerosal sprays designed a pump room in their plant so that gas valves, which had the potential to discharge highly flammable gasses, were in close proximity to numerous electrical sources of ignition. On one occasion flammable gas escaped into the
Plaintiff, a college student, obtained a summer job at a meat distributing company. Part of his duties involved operating a hamburger grinding machine. The machine did not have a machine guard over the grinding mechanism, although other models designed and manufactured by defendant had such
A 52-year-old woman who had worked for 15 years as a meat wrapper developed debilitating headaches, shortness of breath and asthmatic-type wheezing. Diagnostic investigation revealed that these symptoms were caused by her prolonged exposure to noxious fumes generated by the use of hot wire cutting
The plaintiff's husband had been working in a crane as an inspector. Suddenly the crane, which was elevated 100 feet above the ground, collapsed because of a defective universal joint in the boom assembly of the crane, causing the boom assembly to fall to the