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Pennsylvania industrial accident sends worker to hospital

Many employers in Pennsylvania often work hard to protect their workers. Measures to ensure personal safety include ensuring that workers are educated about workplace risks as well as providing appropriate protective gear. Unfortunately, other aspects of an environment, such as the structural integrity of steps and other physical features of a workplace, can ultimately result in an industrial accident.

Unfortunately, a worker in Pennsylvania was recently injured in an accident that happened one afternoon on a day in December. According to reports, a steel stairwell shifted. As a resulted, it collapsed on top of the 25-year-old man. The accident happened at the Girard Point Bridge Pier.

The man's exact condition was not immediately available. However, some reports indicate that he was conscious but immobile. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is treating him. In addition to a lack of clarity regarding his condition, it is also unclear what caused the stairwell to collapse. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration could investigate the accident.

Because an industrial accident can happen to even the safest of workers, employers in Pennsylvania and across the country are required to provide workers' compensation insurance benefits. This coverage can help injured workers with the financial consequences of their injuries, potentially including lost wages, medical expenses and the costs of training if victims are unable to return to work in the same position. An attorney with experience with the process can help workers fully understand their rights and seek a settlement that is fair and will meet their needs.

Source: CBS Philly, "Worker Injured In Industrial Accident After Steel Stairwell Collapses On Him", Dec. 19, 2017

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