Pennsylvania Maintenance Worker Killed In Building Fire

Throughout our lifetimes, we see many buildings being constructed, sitting vacant and being rebuilt. Throughout these stages, people are hired to work on the buildings when they likely aren’t up to code or safe enough for the general public. However, it is still essential that the buildings are safe enough for the workers. Unfortunately, though, […]

Injured Workers File Lawsuit Against Driller

Two workers who were injured in a February 23 workplace fire are suing a western Pennsylvania drilling firm as well as two subcontractors. According to the report, the EPA said the driller failed to properly manage flammable byproducts prior to the fire. The men were injured when 5 storage tanks of liquid condensate ingnited. An attorney for the […]

Did You Know Today Is Workers Memorial Day

April 28 has been set aside as Workers Memorial Day for the past 40 years to commemorate the founding of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). With OSHA came regulations and enforcement that helped make working environments safer for Americans. Undoubtedly, countless lives have been saved as a result of OSHA. However, on Workers […]

Pennsylvania Man Rescued After Being Trapped In Aggregate Pit

Yesterday, a workplace accident occurred when a Pennsylvania man became stuck in a stone pit in Union County, New Jersey, where he stayed for two hours before being rescued by emergency rescue workers. Luckily, the man did not appear to have any serious injuries, police said. Reportedly, the 55-year-old from Easton, Pennsylvania, was working at […]

Peco Worker Injured In Explosion

A PECO supervisor suffered significant burns on April 17 in an underground explosion in Pottstown, PA. The Delaware County Times reported that he was finishing installing new transformers when an electrical failure caused the explosion. Work-related injuries and burns happen for many reasons. Some of these are poor maintenance of equipment; inadequate safety training; violation of OSHA regulations; […]

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. 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 […]

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. (article no longer exists on The Occupational Safety […]

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. (article […]