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February 2018 Archives

Man dies of work-related injuries after slipping

The typical person in Pennsylvania has likely felt that their plans or daily routines were hindered by weather conditions, specifically conditions that are related to snow and ice. However, employees often work around the clock during a major storm event to ensure that the roads are clear as soon as possible. In some cases, they may even put their own lives at risk due to work-related injuries.

Workplace accidents: Man killed in train collision

Recently, it seemed that every newspaper and television station in Pennsylvania covered the story of a train carrying several GOP lawmakers that crashed. While certainly newsworthy, it would be easy to overlook the less-famous victims of the crash -- the members of the Time Disposal crew whose truck was struck. Unfortunately, the family of one young man is now left with the task of laying their loved one to rest. As with many workplace accidents, workers' compensation insurance benefits may come into play.

Man airlifted following industrial accident

All workplaces in Pennsylvania and across the country hold some degree of risk. Even when an employee is performing a task that seems simple, there is the potential of an industrial accident. Unfortunately, a man in another state was transported to the hospital by helicopter after he suffered serious burns in an incident at work.

Work-related injuries lead to leg amputation

While all occupations hold some degree of risk, those that involve the use of heavy machinery could be especially risky to workers in Pennsylvania and across the country. Unfortunately, a recent incident in another state emphasizes the risks that some workers face. In the accident, a man lost his leg as a result of work-related injuries.

Fatal workplace accident takes life of young father

While all jobs hold some degree of risk, some are riskier than others. Although employers in Pennsylvania and across the country often strive to train employees about the risks they may encounter and support an environment conducive to safety awareness, workers can still be involved in an accident. Unfortunately, a recent fatal workplace accident in another state has left a family mourning the unexpected death of their loved one.

Pennsylvania industrial accident remains under investigation

Many workplaces in Pennsylvania follow all safety regulations and recommendations. However, when heavy equipment is involved, even the safest of workers could become involved in an industrial accident. In fact, federal investigators are currently examining a fatal incident that left several men dead and sent others to the hospital.

Report shows increase in fatal workplace accidents in 2016

All workplaces in Pennsylvania and across the country have hazards. Even those that seem relatively safe -- such as an office -- have cords that could cause someone to trip and fall, among the potential for other accidents. Unfortunately, statistics provided in the Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the number of fatal workplace accidents increased by 7 percent in 2016.

Repetitive Stress Injuries: What All Workers Should Know

pexels-photo-585419.jpgWhen you think about workplace injuries, you most likely think of life-altering incidents, such as a delivery person involved in an automobile accident while on the job, or a construction worker being struck by a moving or falling object. But workplace injuries are not always the result of a sudden, isolated event. In fact, most workplace injuries develop over time from minor, repetitive movements that are performed on a frequent basis. Fortunately, employees can recover from these types of repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) through the workers' compensation system.

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