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August 2013 Archives

Law enforcement takes no time off from DUI crackdown over holiday

Hopefully, you are currently enjoying the beginning of your Labor Day break. While many U.S. workers are ready to take a breather over the weekend and relax, law enforcement in Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania are hard at work.

Pennsylvania man trapped in truck sustains little injury

A Pittston man feels lucky to be alive, much less up and moving around, just a day after having been in a potentially fatal accident. The workplace accident involved a 17-ton piece of wall falling on the man's truck, trapping him inside of his vehicle. On Aug. 28, the man was on Route 611 in Stroud Township at a job site. According to the man, he was making a U-turn in the Wayne Bank parking lot when he abruptly found himself pinned inside of his truck.

Mother sues over loss of son in Pennsylvania accident

No parent wants to outlive her child. There are enough uncertainties and dangers in the world that can cause a parent to worry. When someone is negligent and adds to the dangers that a child might face, a parent has the right to get mad. She has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit when carelessness takes the life of her child. 

Pennsylvania nearly worst in U.S. for work injury numbers

A study shows that rate of workplace injury and illness varies between U.S. states. Social Security Disability Insurance provider Allsup said that workers even in the same industry saw a different number of people getting sick or injured on the job depending on what state they worked in. Maine ranked at the top of states with the highest number of workplace incidents that were serious enough to require days of job transfer or restriction. Pennsylvania came in at No. 4 for frequency of serious incidents.

Two drunk drivers lead to one fatal Pennsylvania motorcycle crash

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.

Doctor in legal trouble has had history of malpractice complaints

Most doctors are professionals and deliver to patients only the best of care. Unfortunately, a small number of doctors are responsible for making medical mistakes over and over again and bring a black eye upon the profession.

Sleeping pills: Blessing for bedtime, but curse on the roadways?

When someone isn't feeling well or is having trouble sleeping, the goal tends to become singular: to fix that condition. For the most part, it is a blessing that there are various types of medications available that can ease people's troubles (assuming that people use the drugs responsibly.)

Worker crushed in Pennsylvania mining accident

Pennsylvania and federal authorities are investigating an accident at a Greene County coal mine that sent one worker to the hospital. A 35-year-old contractor was injured on the job when an empty rock dust platform fell off its supply car and landed on him, crushing him below the waist. The worker suffered a fractured pelvis and internal bleeding and was transported to a Morgantown hospital for surgery. The injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

Pennsylvania man killed in mining accident

A Pennsylvania man who had been working in Pennsylvania as a mechanic for a mining company was identified by the state police and the U.S. Mine and Safety Health Administration. According to the report, the workplace accident occurred when the man was crushed between a tire and a truck's frame when he had been attempting to fix a mechanical problem. He was allegedly attempting to fix a leak on the truck's machinery when the front strut gave out.

Bus driver's texting didn't lead to crash, but suggests danger

People of all ages, walks of life and professions have something in common. They love their cell phones. Love and law, however, don't necessarily mix, and the love of phone activity like texting can get someone in trouble with the law -- especially if someone is a commercial driver.

Cause of accident involving motorcycles still under investigation

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.

Tree-trimmer dies after striking high-voltage power line

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.

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