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Pennsylvania elevator accident leaves two workers injured


When workers spend their entire day in a potentially hazardous environment, the chances of suffering an accident greatly increases. There may even be situations where a work-related injury can claim workers' lives. Even if they are fortunate enough to survive such workplace accidents, the resulting injury may leave them temporarily or permanently disabled and having to bear the burden of heavy medical expenses and lost wages.


A recent accident took place in Pennsylvania, resulting in two workers being injured in an elevator at the workplace. The workers had been trying to repair the elevator that had broken down from a mechanical failure. The accident resulted in one worker being trapped while co-workers had to pry the elevator open before he could be removed and then taken to the hospital. The other worker's injury was apparently not serious.

After an accident like this, an injured worker may seek compensation from the employer in order to make up for the damages suffered, particularly if the accident occurred due to some safety hazard that had existed in the workplace because of employer negligence.

Worksites in Pennsylvania witness their fair share of on-the-job injuries. Despite the efforts on the part of both the employer and employees to always adhere to safety precautions, it is almost impossible to completely eliminate the possibility of such accidents altogether.

An injured worker might be entitled to receive workers' compensation for their injuries. When an incident occurs in the workplace, it is important to document the situation and any medical treatment required, as well as any recovery time. Some injured workers might be impacted for the rest of their lives, so they might require future medical bills. An injured worker should seek to understand the situation so they can understand their rights and determine which legal option best suites their interests.

Source: wgal.com, "Two workers injured in elevator accident at Kreider Mulch," April 18, 2014

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