Philadelphia Masonry Company Fined By Osha For Fall Hazards

A Philadelphia construction company was recently fined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after safety hazards were found at a job site in the city. The Lansdowne-based masonry company, which does business as J.C. Construction, was cited with four repeat safety violations and two serious safety violations after an August 2012 […]

Philadelphia Man Falls 10 Feet Into Open Manhole

If construction or utility crews aren’t careful, they could create serious hazards for drivers and passersby. Luckily, a South Philadelphia man wasn’t seriously injured when he fell 10 feet down a manhole that a Philadelphia Water Department crew had left open. The 69-year-old said he was cleaning the outside of his car when the fall […]

How Employers Can Prevent Falls In The Workplace

One of the most common causes of workplace accidents in Pennsylvania is slips and falls. In fact, Injury Facts 2012 Edition states that falls lead to more than 8.7 million emergency room visits in the United States each year. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a slip or fall injury at work costs about $28,000 […]

Studies Suggest Tbis More Harmful To Children Than Thought

A traumatic brain injury resulting from a car accident, fall or another traumatic event can be devastating, especially when the accident victims are children, new research shows. Two small studies published recently in the journal Pediatrics suggest that, contrary to past belief, severe traumatic brain injuries occurring in very young children often lead to harmful […]

Study Traumatic Brain Injury Doubles Chance Of Dementia

Depending on the severity of a brain injury and the area of the brain affected, many immediate and gradual effects can result. Some of the most common ways to develop brain injuries are through accidents, sports injuries and falls. Unfortunately, brain injuries can change a person’s life forever, with lingering effects years down the road. […]

Family Of Girl Killed In Ferris Wheel Fall May Sue

Many people from the Philadelphia area venture to the Jersey shore during the summer months for fun on the amusement piers. However, on June 3, the fun came to an abrupt halt when an 11-year-old girl fell from a 156-foot-high Ferris wheel on Wildwood boardwalk and died. This week, it was reported that the parents […]