Jury rules against employer who fired safety whistleblowers. Exposing Misconduct.

Jury rules against employer who fired safety whistleblowers

April 19, 2019
A Pennsylvania jury has found that a manufacturing company unlawfully terminated two employees because of their involvement in a safety investigation conducted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

In July 2014, employee Joshua Elbolde was operating a press brake that did not have machine guarding and three of his fingers were crushed and had to be amputated, according to court documents in Perez v. Lloyd Industries Inc. After the accident, owner William P. Lloyd of Lloyd Industries, based in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, terminated Mr. Elbolde’s employment and did not allow him back into the facility.

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