Anyone in Pennsylvania who works at great heights faces risks of injuries in the workplace. In fact, workplace accidents can even occur when workers follow all safety and health recommendations and regulations. Unfortunately, a recent accident in another state involving a fall resulted in a fatality.
The incident happened on a day in late July. It reportedly involved a 64-year-old male worker. According to reports, the victim was working in a building being demolished at Hanson Pipe and Precast.
The area director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed that OSHA investigators were on the scene conducting interviews. However, he claims that he had did not have any further information because he had not yet been briefed. While reports claim that the man fell approximately 80 feet, details on how the man fell were not confirmed in the immediate aftermath of the accident.
There are many workplaces in Pennsylvania and across the country that go to great lengths to ensure worker safety, but, unfortunately, even with all reasonable safeguards in place, workplace accidents can still occur, often leaving victims -- including surviving family members in the event of a fatality -- facing a precarious financial situation. Because of this, states require that employers provide workers' compensation insurance benefits. Even knowing that they have this coverage, however, may not be sufficient as many who deserve compensation are unfamiliar with the process. As such, some turn to an experienced professional for guidance. Knowing that they are cared for financially often allows victims and their families to focus on their overall recovery rather than their ability to pay their bills.