New Jersey Man Dies In Tragic Motorcycle Accident

A 42-year-old man from Pemberton, NJ was killed in a motorcycle accident on April 6. NJ.com reported that he was thrown from the bike after he lost control and ran into a curb. Motorcyclists are about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash. There were 5,290 motorcyclists killed and 96,000 […]

Bret Michaels Sues Tony Awards Over Head Injury

When most people think of being injured on the job, they think construction zones or other industrial-type environments. However, accidents can and do occur in a variety of workplace settings – – even on the stage of award ceremonies. According to a recent report by the Hollywood Reporter, rock star Bret Michaels has sued CBS […]

Worker Killed At Leaf Composting Facility

Falling objects are responsible for hundreds of workers being killed and many more injured every year. Recently, a 53-year-old worker was killed at a municipal leaf composting facility in South Jersey. NJ.com reported that the victim was unloading a box truck on March 18 when the hydraulic bed fell on him. He died from a head injury. There […]

Pedestrian Injured In Montgomery County Hit And Run

Police are searching for a driver who struck a female pedestrian on March 22. The accident happened early in the morning as the driver was driving on Forty Foot Road approaching Towamencin Avenue in Montgomery County, PA. According to the article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the woman is still in critical condition. Anyone with information should contact Towamencin Township […]

Today Marks 100 Years Since The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

A thought-provoking column in the Philadelphia Inquirer this week remembered the horrific tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire that occurred 100 years ago on March 25, 1911. That day, 146 garment workers in New York City lost their lives in an event that forever changed workplace conditions and labor unions when people realized that no […]

Landscaper Injured In Stump Grinder Accident

A 35-year-old landscaper from Washington State was injured on March 22 in Mt Laurel, NJ when he became caught in a stump grinder. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that a landscaping crew was grinding tree stumps at Mt Laurel’s Board of Education building when the accident occurred. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110322_Landscaper_critically_injured (article no longer exists on philly.com) The Occupational Safety […]

Proposed Bill Seeks To Tackle Brain Injuries In Young Athletes

Brain injuries can have effects that manifest themselves in many different ways, depending on the severity of the injury and the area of the brain affected. Some of the most common ways to develop brain injuries are through accidents, sports injuries, and assaults. Sadly, brain injuries are often life changing and can lead to cognitive […]

Young Men File Lawsuits Against Merck Co

Men who took the drug finasteride, also marketed as Propecia, for male pattern baldness, are suing Merck & Co. saying the drug caused permanent sexual dysfunction as well as emotional and mental difficulties. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the suit alleges that Merck knew about the side effects but failed to add a warning in the U.S. […]

Senator To Hold Hearings On Bus Safety

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) is planning to hold hearings to find out why bus safety rules that were proposed in 2009 have not been implemented. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, there were two bus crashes last week that may have been preventable if these rules had been followed. The U.S. Department of Transportation  proposed changes […]

Motorcyclist Dies In Philadelphia Accident

A 50-year-old motorcyclist from Philadelphia died on March 19 after he was struck by a Honda Accord on C Street and Wyoming Avenue in Philadelphia, PA. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the driver of the Honda was tested for substances. The article said that the accident is still under investigation. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110319_Motorcyclist_struck_by_car (article no longer exists on philly.com) […]

Maintenance Worker Injured In Fire

A maintenance worker was injured on March 15 when a fire broke out in an apartment building in Oxford Circle, PA. The worker was injured when he tried to rescue two residents. According to the article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the two residents died and the worker suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns. http://www.philly.com/2011-03-16/news/28698170_1_maintenance-worker-smoke-inhalation-apartment (article […]