Injured Washington Worker Takes His Safety Message Nationwide

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 21, 2011

Twelve years ago, a Washington man lost his arm in a workplace accident after being severely injured by an unguarded conveyer drive chain on some paper mill equipment. Since then, he has spoken to teens, young workers, and other groups on the need for workplace safety on behalf of Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries. Now, the man is traveling across the country to speak to workers in Indiana about the importance of insisting on and using safety measures at a manufacturing plant.

The man, who is currently a papermaker at Longview Fibre, plans to travel to the Nestle Waters North America plant in Indiana to tell his story. The Nestle Waters plant makes bottles for several brands of bottled water and fills and packs the bottles for shipment to sellers. Like the paper mill in which the young man was injured twelve years ago, the Nestle Waters plant contains machinery and other equipment that can cause serious injury if safety measures, including safe operating procedures and equipment like safety guards over moving parts, are not followed.

The speaker was 21-years-old when the accident occurred. Now 33, he uses a bionic arm to replace the one he lost in the Washington workplace accident. He says it’s difficult to re-live his injury each time he speaks, but it is worth it if his words prevent another young worker from suffering the same kind of life-altering injury.

Workplace accidents in Washington can cause serious injuries, including dismemberment or death. At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our Seattle personal injury attorneys understand that your primary job after an accident is to heal. Let us take on the work of recovering the compensation you deserve after an accident, so you can focus on getting back on your feet. For a free consultation, call us today at 888-228-3860.

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