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Industrial accident causes Pennsylvania workplace death


Some workers are placed in great danger from the moment they walk into their workplaces. While laws have been enacted to try to keep these workers safe, industrial accidents still occur that can cause major injuries. Employers can try to cut down on these injuries by providing proper training for employees. This way employees know how to react should a danger occur. Furthermore, proper safety equipment can be vital in limiting the severity of injuries that occur in a workplace accident.

Sometimes, no matter what an employer does, industrial accidents still occur and injuries can be severe. In a recent Pennsylvania accident, a worker was killed while on the job. While the accident is still under investigation, some details are known. According to reports, the employee was working in a body shop of a local business. At some point, a box truck fell on the man and he was killed.

While a falling truck may be an unusual case, the pain that an accident like this has likely caused the workers' family is not. Fatalities are often the result in accidents where workers are exposed to dangerous chemicals, large machines and other hazards. Following a workplace accident, such as this one, the worker's family is often left to pick up the pieces and deal with the financial repercussions.

Workers who are hurt at work - or the families of those killed - should know that they may have the right to compensation following a workplace accident. The workers' compensation system may be able to provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation and other costs caused by the accident. This compensation can help to give employees the money they need to avoid financial problems as they recover from an accident.

Source: WSEE, "Worker Killed in Apparent Industrial Accident," Scott Bremner, Jan. 6, 2014

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