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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.

The train accident happened on a day in late January. According to reports, the train involved was transporting lawmakers to a retreat. Unfortunately, a garbage truck was struck by the train.

Witnesses claim that operators of the train used the train's horn to sound what was described as a prolonged warning. Despite this, the train slammed into the truck at 61 miles per hours. The impact caused the truck to flip with some reports indicating that it was ripped almost in two. A 28-year-old man in the truck died, allegedly despite the lifesaving efforts of doctors who were on the train. Six other people were injured.

In the days and weeks following the accident, the family of the deceased man were left planning his funeral, while the injured victims -- in some cases -- were likely in the hospital, focusing on their recoveries. While the physical and emotional implications of workplace accidents are often obvious, many victims -- including surviving family members in the event of a fatality -- are left struggling with the financial consequences created by lost wages, funeral expenses and medical bills. Fortunately, experienced professionals can help victims in Pennsylvania seek the workers' compensation benefits they deserve to help cope with such costs.

Source: wjla.com, "Man killed in Amtrak train crash remembered by friends and family", Richard Reeve, Feb. 7, 2018

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