Pennsylvania workers may be shocked to learn that nationwide, five types of workplace accidents cost billions of dollars every year. These accidents alone account for 73.1 percent of the costs of all workplace accidents, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index for 2010; combined costs for these five accident classifications were $37.9 billion.
The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating two fatal workplace accidents that involve Amazon.com, Inc. The first accident resulted in the death of a 57-year-old man. The later of the two accidents occurred at an Amazon fulfillment center on June 1 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and resulted in a 52-year-old woman being killed.
A foundry in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania has been cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 26 safety violations. Seven of the OSHA findings were said to involve repeat violations. Also, 16 of the violations were listed as serious - a serious violation being one where the substantial probability of serious injury or death could come about due to one of these hazards.