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The dangers of falls in the workplace

Workers in Pennsylvania should be aware of the hazards of falls. These are a particular risk in the construction industry, but an injury from a fall can occur in any occupation. Other industries that have high injury rates from falls include health care, retail, transportation, and building cleaning and maintenance. In 2009, more than 600 workers were killed and over 200,000 seriously injured in falls.

Man presumed in silo collapse

An accident at an industrial park in Pennsylvania has led to the presumed death of one worker after he became trapped under concrete dust resulting from a silo failure. The 48-year-old man was from Bristol Township and appears to have been at work at the time of the fatal incident.

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