On April 3, two workers were killed when an Amtrak train slammed into a backhoe in Chester, Pennsylvania. The two individuals were identified as a 59-year-old Lincoln University man and a 61-year-old man from Delaware. Authorities stated that the accident was caused by construction equipment that was left on the track where the train was passing through.
Safety on the job can be affected by many factors, and Pennsylvania employers may be surprised to learn that statistics reflect better safety levels among workers who are at or over the age of 55. There are several possible reasons, including the fact that this age group tends to be more emotionally stable. The accumulated wisdom and insight that accompanies many years of work can also play a role in safer work habits. In many cases, experienced individuals have the ability to recognize unsafe actions or patterns, heading them off by recommending changes.
Welders in Pennsylvania perform a job that has the potential to be very dangerous. However, proper safety equipment and procedures can significantly lower their chances of being injured on the job. Although frequent safety checks can sometimes seem tedious, they could help to prevent property damage, injury and even a large explosion.
Pennsylvania residents who work for recycling businesses may want to be extra careful as they do their jobs. That is because these types of enterprises are not necessarily among the safest places to work.
OSHA has notified its regional divisions that it wants to investigate, audit and fine residential care facilities and hospitals for occupational safety issues. This is the agency's move to address the high number of injuries among health care providers in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country.
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.
Farmers and other Pennsylvania residents employed in agricultural industries are exposed to some of the greatest risks of any employees in the state. Agricultural employment is not only hazardous, but the hazard has a tendency to carry over to the families of the workers.
The attorneys at Richard F. Maffett Law Offices in Harrisburg have the knowledge to assist their clients in successfully obtaining workers' compensation benefits with more than 25 years of experience to prove it. Our attorneys understand that following an unfortunate experience of a work-related injury or illness, a worker not only struggles to recuperate from the incident but is also faced with heavy financial burdens such as a loss of earnings and soaring medical expenses. We have effectively assisted many injured workers not only from in Dauphin County, but also from all over Central Pennsylvania to obtain the financial compensation they are entitled to by law. At Richard F. Maffett, we are determined and focused in offering the best legal representation possible through our proven strategies.
On Sept. 18, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation truck rolled over, injuring three workers in the truck. Before the crash, the three workers had been painting a line on the edge of a rural road northwest of Pittsburgh. The accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. and resulted in all three of the employees being treated at the hospital for their workplace injuries.
Among the many highway construction workers across the United States, those that work in Pennsylvania are concerned over the increases in work zone speed limits by Penndot set to take place in August 2014. According to a recent report, the speed limit in many work zone areas will be raised to 55 and 70 miles per hour outside of work zones. The change puts many roadway workers feeling unsafe in an environment that is already high risk.