For residents of Panama City, Florida, news about water-related accidents are part of life. Though no one wants to see vacationers or beach-goers injured, careless actions or sometimes unavoidable accidents do happen in the ocean. The family of one girl is holding two Florida businesses accountable for personal injuries their daughter sustained in July.
In higher-risk occupations like construction and industrial work, every attempt is made to keep workers as safe as possible. However, despite all precautions, sometimes a worker can get injured on the job. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and company safety procedures help to assure a safe workplace, Mother Nature is not always so cooperative. Florida has many unique environmental risks such as flooding, hurricanes, extreme heat and sinkholes. It can be hard to always ensure that workers are safe from these risks, even when appropriate precautions are taken.