Business Man Admits To Pennsylvania Construction Accident

A business owner in Springdale Borough, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty to a willful violation of occupational safety regulations that resulted in the electrocution and death of a Habitat for Humanity volunteer who was working on a home construction at the time of the fatal construction accident. The man was later sentenced to one year of […]

Pennsylvania Firefighters Workers Compensation Law In Flux

Workers’ compensation is an area of the law that aims to protect workers by allowing them to be compensated for injuries sustained at work. The federal government offers its own workers’ compensation insurance, but each state has its own workers’ compensation insurance program. Workers’ compensation attorneys have been following the controversy over a new law […]

Philadelphia Water Worker Sues Peco Over Excavation Accident

At least $50,000 is being sought in a personal injury lawsuit against PECO Energy Co. and several affiliated businesses. The plaintiff is an employee of the Philadelphia Water Department, who was seriously hurt in an on-the-job accident last year when the tool he was using allegedly made contact with a buried electric line, causing a fire […]

Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Philadelphia Construction Accident

A Philadelphia father of four died last year from injuries he sustained during a fall at work. The man’s widow has filed a wrongful death claim against her husband’s employer and several other parties connected to the construction site accident. Defendants include the manufacturer and retailer of a reciprocating saw that allegedly fell apart in the victim’s […]

Woman Suffers Workplace Accident When Machine Tears Off Her Scalp

The proper training of employees is crucial to workplace safety, especially training employees who work with heavy equipment because a simple mistake can easily result in serious injury or death. At the beginning of the month, a woman working at a car parts manufacturer suffered a horrific workplace accident that ripped off her scalp and sent […]

Daughter Sues After Dad Killed In Pennsylvania Drilling Accident

There are many dangerous jobs that brave men and women perform every day, but no worker should have to put his or her life at risk to earn a living. That’s why regulators have imposed strict workplace safety rules. Unfortunately, not all employers follow these rules, which means many lives are still at risk. May […]

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 […]

Railroad Worker Killed At Philadelphia Inquirer Plant

Last week, another Pennsylvania worker lost his life on the job. The Arcelor Mittal Steel Co. employee was unloading newsprint from a railroad boxcar at the Philadelphia Inquirer plant in Upper Merion when the workplace accident occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Officials said the 43-year-old worker was crushed to death when one of […]

Philadelphia Worker Injured When Cherry Picker Tips

A Philadelphia worker was injured on the job this week when a large piece of construction equipment toppled onto him, breaking his femur. The worker had reportedly been in a construction lift known as a cherry picker, which is a piece of equipment more than 20-feet tall that is used to reach high parts of building facades […]

Driver Killed Workers Injured On Closed Philadelphia Bridge

A tragic accident in South Philadelphia has left a 32-year-old driver dead and at least two construction workers injured. According to officials, the accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Monday on Platt Bridge, which was closed at the time for repairs. Officials say that the driver passed the bridge closure signs and smashed into maintenance equipment […]

Worker Fatally Crushed At Pennsylvania Mushroom Plant

Workplace accidents are far too common in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Many times, dangerous workplaces are to blame. When this is the case, the injured workers or their families are sometimes able to bring personal injury lawsuits against the employer or a negligent third party. An industrial accident at a mushroom processing plant in Avondale, Pennsylvania, […]

Pennsylvania Man Awarded 3m In Workers Comp Case

A Pennsylvania man from Lower Pottsgrove has been awarded a $3 million workers’ compensation settlement following injuries he sustained after being involved in an accident while employed as a highway construction worker. The man is now a quadriplegic after being hit by a motorist while directing traffic in January 2001. According to court documents and the man’s […]