Chemical Plant Fined for Georgia Work Injury
MFG Chemical has agreed to pay $270,000 in civil penalties to resolve claims arising out of a chemical release at a Dalton, Georgia facility. The chemical release resulted in workplace injuries and Georgia workers’ comp claims related to the inhalation of hydrochloric acid which was released. MFG did not adhere to guidelines under the Clean Air Act which required it to exercise extreme caution when handling hydrochloric acid. Had MFG had proper workplace safety mechanisms in place, the Georgia work injury could probably have been avoided.
The Flynn Law Firm is an Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm and a law firm representing workers in third-party claims against non-employers. As a workplace accident attorney, Jonah Flynn represents workers who have been injured in refinery explosions, paper mill explosions, chemical explosions, and other types of workplace accidents.