Grain Ventilation Violations
In the farmland of Central Illinois, we are all too familiar with the dangers of grain bin explosions. It seems that every year we hear about farm workers who have been catastrophically injured or killed in an explosion that could have been prevented.
Our Springfield farm accident attorneys work to protect the rights of farm workers after an accident occurs. If issues such as improper ventilation caused the accident, we can hold the farm owner for liable for negligence. For a free consultation with our Illinois ventilation violations claims attorneys, call us at (217) 523-7742.
How Do You Prevent Grain Ventilation Accidents?
Grain handling accidents and violations can have devastating results. For grain bin explosions and fires to occur, there must be a confined, concentrated dust cloud, oxygen and an ignition source. To prevent these types of accidents, the following must occur:
- Equipment must be regularly cleaned with a vacuum to prevent build up
- Grain bins and elevators should be equipped with proper ventilation systems specifically designed for grain dust
- Ventilation must allow heat to escape without creating additional dust accumulation
What are Illinois’ Grain Ventilation Regulations?
OSHA regulation 1910.272(g)(1)(iii)(A): Ventilation shall be provided until the unsafe condition or conditions are eliminated, and the ventilation shall be continued as long as there is a possibility of recurrence of the unsafe condition while the bin, silo or tank is occupied by employees.
If a farm owner violates OSHA regulations and other safety procedures, you may be able to collect damages for your injury. We can investigate the cause of the accident to determine liability and hold the negligent parties accountable.
Contact Out Springfield Office
The dedicated accident attorneys at Kanoski Bresney offer free case consultations if you believe your injury was sustained due to the negligence of another. Simply call our office at (217) 523-7742 to schedule a free consultation. We have offices in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville and Springfield.