Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N

Factory-Related Injuries

A candy factory near Pittsburgh is being faced with potentially $170,000 in workplace safety fines from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration after two workers were injured. The work-related injuries occurred after machines started up unexpectedly.

The first accident occurred in October 2011 when an employee sustained serious injuries to his head as a machine started prematurely at the O'Hara Township candy factory. For this accident, OSHA sought in excess of $84,000. The second accident occurred in February when an employee's hand and wrist got crushed in a machine that started unexpectedly. OSHA is proposing fines of $87,260 in relationship to the safety rules violated in that accident.

OSHA alleges that some of the machines owned by the candy factory are not properly locked, which could prevent the machines from accidentally starting up. The president of the company said that the safety programs employed at the candy factory are at the strongest point that they have ever been at, but that they will evolve as the company continues to grow. The president also said that the company is embracing the efforts by OSHA that could improve safety at the factory.

Pittsburgh workplace injury attorneys may be able to assist employees who sustain an injury while completing their work duties. A person may suffer from a back injury, spine injury, leg injury, brain injury or an injury that results from a fall. Repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome may also result in a viable claim. A worker's compensation claim may be available that can provide compensation to the injured employee. A claim may result in reimbursement for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and compensation for pain and suffering.

Source: WPXI, "Pa. chocolate plant 'embracing' OSHA after 2 hurt", August 13, 2013

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Cranberry Twp Law Office Map

400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Suite 102
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation