Six former workers at TPI Composites have filed a lawsuit claiming that they were not given proper protection from hazardous chemicals while manufacturing massive wind turbine blades.
According to the Des Moines Register, the employees claim that they came into contact with a resin that gave them rashes, breakouts and dermatitis all over their bodies.
What’s more, one of the employees filing the suit claims that she was fired due to her injuries and told that the company could not “safely accommodate” her condition.
Arizona-based TPI says it’s the country’s largest independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, and recorded $755 million in sales last year.
TPI has denied the claims saying the company has done everything it can to “provide [employees] a safe work environment.”
Public records obtained through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration show that the company logged 300 cases of skin injuries between 2008 and 2016. However, OSHA never levied any fines against the company.