There are certain jobs in Gainesville that are, by their sheer nature, risky. Those who are employed in jobs that involve labor and working with dangerous materials may not realize that there is a chance that an accident can occur. When it happens, those who were hurt and their families will be faced with the long-term consequences, medical expenses and other issues that accompany a workplace accident. Injuries are made even worse when they are believed to be the result of violations at the job site.
An explosion that injured two men working on a gas pipe was found to have occurred due to safety violations on the part of the employer. The workers were altering a pipe for the supplying of gas when there was a pressure explosion. One of the workers was permanently disabled, while the other suffered an injury to his leg. The OSHA investigation found that the company should have ensured that there was an adequate vent to prevent the explosion from happening. An OSHA violation is referred to as "willful" when the company is aware that there were dangers but did nothing to mitigate those dangers. Two of the violations were considered willful, with seven serious violations.