New Report High Number Of Deaths Related To Workplace Accidents

There is bad news for workers. According to an AFL-CIO report, work-related deaths in the US reached 150 a day in 2011. The study gathered data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. The numbers indicate 13 people die each day as the result of workplace injuries and another […]

Migrant And Temporary Workers Face More Workplace Hazards

Workers across all industries are often exposed to hazardous conditions in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States. But the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Transnational Law Center recently said in an interview that temporary and migrant workers are especially at risk of workplace accidents. The director also said these workers are less […]

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 […]

Outdoor Workers Exposed To Extremely Cold Temps

It might be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean construction workers building the new $84 million Bucks County justice center get a day off. In fact, there are thousands of workers throughout the state who perform their job duties outdoors in rain, snow or sunshine. A reporter from the Bucks County Courier Times was at […]

Pennsylvania Company Facing 459k In Osha Fines

When employers violate safety regulations, they are putting their employees at risk of serious injuries or even death. Because so many companies throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the county willfully violated safety regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration was charged with monitoring workplaces and enforcing penalties when safety hazards […]

Workplace Fatalities Down In Pennsylvania In 2011

According to new data from the Department of Labor, fatal workplace accidents decreased by 16 percent in Pennsylvania in 2011 compared to the year before. Overall, there were 186 workers killed on the job in the state during the year 2011, which was down from 221 fatalities in 2010. This is the most recent data […]

Lawsuit Filed Over Philadelphia Construction Site Accident

A laborer has filed a lawsuit against multiple entities, including the City of Philadelphia, after a construction site accident involving a forklift collision with another vehicle resulted in several bone fractures. According to the filing, the man was operating a forklift at the location of a new downtown convention center when the forklift ran over […]

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 […]

Pennsylvania Manufacturer Cited By Osha

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is citing a Pennsylvania manufacturer for multiple serious workplace safety violations after an investigation took place in March. OSHA proposed fines of $55,000 to accompany the citations against Danco Precision Inc. of Phoenixville. In total, 14 safety violations were discovered […]

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 […]