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Entrapment hazards are extremely dangerous and present severe risks for both American workers and vulnerable children. Playground equipment and pools have inherent entrapment risks, as do certain machines at the workplace.

For children, supervision is critical in preventing injuries involving defective consumer products and equipment. Entrapment accidents often lead to drowning accidents, strangulation and choking injuries. Playgrounds can be perilous due to all the small spaces children may be stuck in: steps, decks, rails, slides, chains, slats and platforms.

It is surprisingly easy for children to get stuck in small spaces and panic, wedging themselves further into danger in a short amount of time. Pools and spas are also a particularly serious risk for children.

Entrapment injuries for adults typically are limited to workplace hazards and heavy equipment that can catch hair, clothing or limbs and lead to lacerations, amputations and death.

Unintentional injuries like entrapment accidents, strangulation, and drowning are among the leading causes of death among children in the United States, and cause a significant number of workplace injuries in heavy industry.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Personal Injury and Ohio Entrapment Hazard Lawyer reviewing product liability and personal injury cases for injured plaintiffs nationwide.

Consumer & Worker Entrapment Hazards

Workplace Entrapment & Confined Spaces

Confined spaces at the workplace present numerous risks that include aWorkplace Ventilation Risks, toxic exposure, and engulfment and entrapment hazards. As a result, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established regulations on confined spaces.

Confinement in itself may pose entrapment hazards and restrict airflow. OSHA requires workers to have a permit to enter confined spaces. Confined spaces may include underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, pits, diked areas, vessels, and silos. By definition, a confined space satisfies the following:

  • Space large enough for an employee to enter fully and perform assigned work
  • Space not designed for continuous occupancy by the employee
  • Has a limited or restricted means of entry or exit

Ohio Entrapment Hazard Lawyer

For children, defective toys and household products present choking and entrapment risks. Window cords, playground equipment, and swimming pools present serious hazards. Any consumer products that cause accidents and injury can lead to lawsuits filed by plaintiffs.

Workplace injuries are no less concerning, and employers have a duty to protect workers to the best of their ability, and ensure workers are properly trained and all equipment is frequently maintained.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


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Why are these cases important?

Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.


Questions about Industrial Accident Cases

What are the types of Industrial Accident Cases?

Equipment rollovers and falls are the main causes of injury and death in industry. For workers on foot, being struck by heavy equipment or trucks are major causes of death.

Vehicle and forklift overturns are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities. Each year in the United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents.

Falls on the job are no less fatal. In the United States each year, over 500 workers die as a result of falls from elevations.

Other preventable events include the following:

What is an Arc Flash Injury?

Arc flash accidents are an electrical occurrence when an electrical current deviates from its designated path and travels to another conductor. If a worker is hit by an arc flash or is even near one, they are likely to suffer severe electrical injury.

Anything from dropping a tool to faulty wiring can cause an arc flash accident. Poorly maintained materials or electrical systems can lead to arc flash incidents. An electric shock, burns, fires and damage is likely following an arc flash. Employers are urged to protect workers from arc flash injury, with the following prevention methods:

  • De-energize electrical circuits while working
  • Use proper insulation and guarding
  • Provide workers with work barricades
  • Install adequate ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Provide workers with personal safety equipment
  • Place warning labels regarding arc flash hazards
Can product liability be included in industrial accident litigation?

Each year, industrial accidents generate millions in settlements and verdicts for victims. Product liability issues cannot be discounted. In many past incidents, industrial equipment has been found to be inherently flawed. If machinery is found to have a faulty design or missing safety components, victims and their attorneys can file suit against large industrial manufacturers.

The legal options will depend on what caused the industrial accident and injury. Industrial accident injuries are usually permanent and should be addressed by a lawyer qualified in complex personal injury matters. Mr. Lyon has successfully litigated numerous industrial injury cases and obtained settlements for workers, over and beyond their workers comp.

Why should I hire The Lyon Firm?

Our Firm will help you find the answers.  The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Industrial Accident Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Industrial accident lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury.  Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in personal injury,  automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence casesThe cases have involved successfully litigating against some of  the largest companies in the world.

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