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September 2012 Archives

Pennsylvania man hits, kills two motorcyclists in a parking lot

With seemingly endless amounts of open roads across Pennsylvania, it's no surprise that people like to get on their motorcycles and go for pleasure cruises. Most riders understand the risks, and most motorists know how to be on the lookout for riders who may sometimes be hard to see.

Man fired for cause also denied workers' comp

A recent ruling in Pennsylvania denying an injured man workers' compensation benefits should leave many people scratching their heads about how well workers are treated. The man was fired from his job after it was discovered that he had a loaded weapon inside a company vehicle, and his benefits were cut off.

An average of 13 people die on the job each day

It seems like a staggering statistic when broken down by day. An average of 13 workers lose their lives while working each day. That is thirteen people who leave for work in the morning only to never come home.

10 students taken to hospital after pickup, bus collide in Vinco, Pennsylvania

Authorities say that the sun may have been in the eyes of a pickup truck driver when he pulled out in front of a school bus in Vinco, Pennsylvania Thursday morning. Authorities say that the pickup truck driver pulled onto Route 271 around 8:30 Thursday morning. A school bus transporting 26 kids to Jackson Elementary School broadsided the pickup truck.

Most deadly professions involve driving

When people are asked to think about the most dangerous jobs they might think about jobs like firefighters or those that involve heavy machinery. Although those professions do have risks, it turns out that more sales reps and truck drivers are killed while working. This is because sales reps that travel and truck drivers are on the road frequently, putting them at risk for motor vehicle accidents.

Concrete barrier fatally strikes construction worker in Bethlehem accident

A 29-year-old construction worker was killed in a workplace accident in early September. Bethlehem Police say that the man was working for a construction company that was making improvements to Route 412. Authorities say that the worker was struck by a roughly 2,000 pound concrete barrier. The concrete barrier reportedly fell on the construction worker, causing blunt force trauma injuries.

Fatal Pennsylvania motorcycle crash leaves all parties grieving

The family of one Pennsylvania man has been grieving his death for the past month after his motorcycle crashed into a car with a reportedly drunk driver behind the wheel. At the intersection of Route 114 and Interstate 81, a woman with a blood-alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit did not yield to oncoming traffic and turned left across the other lanes, causing the approaching motorcycle to crash into her passenger side, according to police. He was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Can disabled Pennsylvanians keep benefits while trying to work?

For Pennsylvania residents who are unable to work due to a disability, Social Security disability insurance can be a lifesaver. But the Social Security Administration also has resources for disabled workers who are ready and able to give work a try. And you may not need to give up the benefits you receive until you feel safe on solid, income-earning ground.

Car accident caused by senior driver raises questions

In a society where most adults are fiercely dependent on their cars, it can be hard to tell an elderly parent or friend that perhaps it's time to hang up the keys. Especially for senior citizens with active work and social lives, giving up their independence when driving becomes hazardous for themselves and others isn't a casual decision. But sometimes it's necessary.

Sun glare possible factor in Pennsylvania motorcycle crash

You don't have to be a personal injury attorney to have heard the most common excuse for motorcycle accidents: "I didn't see the motorcycle." This reasoning tends not to satisfy those who have been seriously injured or lost a close friend or family member in a motorcycle crash.

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