The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the cause of an industrial accident at a Pennsylvania trucking company that claimed a man's life in late December. The fatal workplace accident occurred on the morning of Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
A worker at the Wolfe Dye & Bleach Works Inc. in Perry Township suffered injuries as a result of an explosion that occurred on Dec. 21 sometime after 1 p.m. After the workplace accident, the 47-year-old man fled the scene and crossed Route 61, where a motorist pulled over and pushed the burning man into the snow, according to the Shoemakersville Fire Company deputy chief.
Pennsylvania workers may be subjected to dangerous working conditions due to the large amount of factories and associated industrial accidents. However, a recent mining accident in Colorado was the site of the latest large-scale workplace accident.
In a recent post on this personal injury site, we shared a Pennsylvania motorcyclist's thoughts about a recent incident involving a death and an assault involving motorcycle riders. He tried to make the point that not all who ride motorcycles cause mayhem like those involved in the New York incident.
Workers in Pennsylvania who perform dangerous jobs may be especially concerned about the government shutdown which began on Oct. 1. The investigation of workplace accidents by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has all but shut down, with 90 percent of the agency's inspectors furloughed. Manpower levels are so low that only serious emergencies will receive a response.
A dozen factory workers were hospitalized as a result of a factory fire in Jamestown on Sept. 10. The fire began at about 5:45 a.m. that morning in the Kinsman Road plant which manufactures tear gas and other tactical munitions. According to the local fire chief, the blaze occurred in a section of the facility normally used to manufacture gas canisters. He described the fire as small and said that it was soon extinguished by the company's newly installed sprinkler system.
Last night, destruction took place and is the likely result of a known dangerous behavior. Drinking and driving is deadly, no matter what kind of vehicle is involved. In the case of an accident in Pennsylvania yesterday, drivers of a motorcycle and standard vehicle learned the hard way that drunk driving changes lives.
It can feel peaceful to be out driving at night. Outside it is still and quiet. It might even feel like a driver has the road all to himself. No matter what time it is, however, drivers must drive with the mindset that every action they make could significantly impact the lives of others.
A 42-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed while trimming tree branches for a subcontractor of PPL Electric Utilities. His job included scaling a ladder in order to trim branches growing too close to a high-voltage power line. At the time of his fatal workplace accident, he was trimming trees in preparation for an annual free music festival known as Musikfest. The victim had been employed by the tree-trimming company for one year prior to his death.
A mine collapse in Western Pennsylvania on June 24 has reportedly left two miners injured. The mine collapse and workplace accident was reported by authorities to be a partial ceiling collapse that took place in a coal mine that was located approximately 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.