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- Crane Accidents for Construction Workers
The construction industry consistently has one of the highest rates of workplace injury each year.
- Construction Workers Injuries and Fatalities
Construction worker injuries and deaths in construction work zones happen all too often. Just a few months ago, a construction worker in Chester County was hit and fatally injured by an automobile when he was putting down cones. This is one recent news story among many involving the death of a construction worker in a highway work zone.
- Poor Design and Installation Caused Explosion in NJ Factory
New federal investigation findings indicate that design flaws and installation mistakes resulted in the 2012 fire at the US Ink facility located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. As a result of this dangerous combustible dust fire, seven US Ink employees suffered first and second degree burns.
- Preventing Falls at Construction Sites
One of the most hazardous trades in the country is construction work. Out of 1,000 construction workers that will succumb to fatal injuries this year, 33% will be caused by falls at construction sites. The most common fall accident in construction are falls from roofs.
- OSHA Proposes Increased Transparency for Workplace Injuries, Facing Pushback from Retail Industry
Presently, companies like Walmart and Target are protected from having to disclose incidents of workplace injuries to regulatory agencies and the general public, allowing them to hide potential hazards. But a new regulation proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is set to change reporting requirements.
- Dangerous Conditions at Construction Sites
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in America.
- Environmental Claims Law
Environmental claims law is highly specialized and if a person is seeking to build a case and potentially seek damages for issues, a qualified and experienced attorney in the field of environmental claims law is a must.
- Court Decision Favors Municipal Employee in Philadelphia
In a major victory for injured municipal employees in Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania appellate court recently blocked the city’s attempt to obtain a portion of an injured worker’s personal injury lawsuit recovery. This decision allowed the injured worker, a Philadelphia police officer, to keep the full amount of the injury benefits he received under the Heart and Lung Act and the full recovery from his lawsuit award.
- Workplace Hazards & Accidents: Fear of Employer Retaliation in Pennsylvania
Can an employer retaliate when a worker files an OSHA complaint or files for workers’ compensation benefits?
- Most Dangerous Industries for Workplace Injuries and Deaths
Each year thousands of U.S. workers die and millions more are injured in workplace accidents. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,383 fatal work accidents and 3.7 million nonfatal work injuries in 2012.