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December 2017 Archives

Workplace accidents: Few details in fireman's death

It is almost a natural instinct to flee in the face of danger, including a raging, out-of-control fire. Fortunately, while the average person in Pennsylvania is running from danger, there are firefighters who are running toward it to help control it and, hopefully, minimize the amount of damage it causes. Unfortunately, the nature of a firefighter's job could place the individual at risk of being involved in workplace accidents. For example, many people across the nation watched the recent funeral procession for a firefighter in another state who died while fighting a dangerous wildfire.

5 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

pexels-photo-12875.jpgWinter can do a lot of damage to your vehicle -- the combination of snow, ice, cold, and salt can kill batteries, chip away at paint, and cause deadly crashes. In fact, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement every winter. That's why you should always prep your car for winter.

Are You Aware of These 4 Common Workplace Hazards?

sign-slippery-wet-caution.jpgHazards exist in every workplace, but how do you know which ones have the most potential to harm workers? By identifying hazards at your workplace, you will be better prepared to control or eliminate them, and by doing so, prevent life-threatening accidents and injuries.

4 workers suffer burns in industrial accident

It is necessary for employers in Pennsylvania and across the country to ensure that workplace conditions are safe for workers. This includes of variety of different acts, including ensuring that equipment is safe and functioning properly, that employees are trained to use equipment correctly and given appropriately protective gear, and that employees are properly informed about potential hazards. Unfortunately, even in workplaces where employers are dedicated to safety, an industrial accident can still occur, often leaving workers facing a lengthy and difficult recovery. Workers at Tyson Fresh Meats in another state may be facing such a scenario.

A Magical Military Event

On Saturday, Dec. 16, Dugan & Associates took a team of volunteers to the Heroes Support Network's Operation Santa Military Carnival. This annual event gives military children and their families a one-of-a-kind Christmas experience complete with games, gifts, and a slew of activities like face painting and character meet-and-greets.

Workplace accidents: Man killed at landfill

Most workers and their employers are committed to establishing and maintaining a safe work environment. Despite their efforts, however, workplace accidents can still happen, in Pennsylvania and other areas across the country. Unfortunately, a man in another state recently lost his life in an accident that happened at his workplace.

Ruptured line at construction site accident results in fatality

Workers at construction sites in Pennsylvania are often trained on how to avoid being involved in workplace accidents. Despite their preparation, awareness and vigilance, many still find themselves the victims of a construction site accident. Unfortunately, a family in another state is likely still wondering how they will cope with the unexpected death of their loved one in such an event.

Young father victim of fatal workplace accident

Most employers and workers in Pennsylvania and across the country are aware of obvious hazards in the workplace. Unfortunately, many workplace accidents happen as a result of hazards that cannot reasonably be anticipated. For example, a fatal workplace accident in another state is currently under investigation.

Construction site accident remains under investigation

People who work in construction in Pennsylvania and across the country are likely aware that they face a variety of different hazards. Unfortunately, even knowledge of and training regarding these hazards is not enough to completely prevent a construction site accident. In fact, a construction worker in another state recently lost his life in a work-related incident.

Work-related injuries leave man in critical condition

While many potential hazards in the workplace are well-known, workplace accidents can still occur, even to workers who are diligent about maintaining their safety and the safety of those around them. Unfortunately, an accident in Pennsylvania has left a man in the hospital suffering from work\-related injuries. He is listed in critical condition.

Construction accident to be investigated by OSHA

There are many dangers on construction sites in Pennsylvania and across the country. While some may be obvious, a construction accident can be the result of a simple miscommunication or misunderstanding. Unfortunately, a family in another state is now coping with the unexpected death of their loved one.

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