Morizio Law Firm, P.C.

Board-Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Serving injured workers throughout Connecticut
Board Certified | Workers' Compensation Specialist | Connecticut Bar Association
Free Consultation 866-225-9496

Amazon, Lowe's, Tesla listed among 12 least safe workplaces

In observance of Workers' Memorial Week every year, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health releases a report of the "Dirty Dozen," aka the 12 companies with the most hazardous work environments. Employers and employees in Connecticut will want to know what some of those companies are and what kind of dangers are most prevalent.

Amazon, Lowe's and Tesla are among the more famous names on the list, ranking in at No. 1, 5, and 10, respectively. Since 2013, seven workers have been killed in Amazon warehouses. However, the company's workplace safety program has begun to include better training, audits, new hire orientation and more. At Tesla, the rate of serious injuries is 83 percent higher compared to other auto companies. As for Lowe's, at least 17 workers nationwide have died from exposure to paint strippers containing methylene chloride.

Two farms were put on the list for their unsafe work conditions. The Dirty Dozen also includes a recycling facility, a cosmetics plant and an excavating company. Common issues include a lack of lockout/tagout procedures for machinery and poor handling of chemicals. One restaurant chain, Dine Brands Global, was listed because more than 60 complaints were filed about sexual harassment, abuse and threats of violence. National COSH states that workplace injuries will only rise if OSHA and NIOSH continue to lose funding.

In the meantime, employees who are injured can check to see if they're eligible for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits can generally cover things like medical expenses and income lost during the physical recovery. Before filing, however, a worker may want to hire a lawyer who in can help facilitate the process.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers | Lawrence F. Morizio | 5 years
  • Avvo Rating | 10.0 Superb | Workers Compensation
  • Morizio Law Firm, P.C. BBB Business Review
  • AV | Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Email Us For a Response

Free Consultation With A SpecialistAttorney Morizio Will Respond Directly and Promptly To Your Inquiry

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Morizio Law Firm, P.C.
6580 Main Street
Suite 200
Stratford, CT 06614

Toll Free: 866-225-9496
Toll Free: 866-225-9496
Fax: 203-386-9714
Map & Directions

Toll Free: 866-225-9496 | Fax: 203-386-9714