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On the job accident injures farm worker in Pennsylvania


Any worker in Pennsylvania would agree that an accident on the job can pose some extremely difficult challenges for the worker and their family. A work accident can not only lead to some serious pain and suffering, but also result in significant financial losses arising from medical expenses and loss of wages. In such situations, it is usually workers' compensation benefits that provide some relief.

Recently, a 57-year-old man from Waterford, Pennsylvania, was injured in an accident on a farm while carrying out his job duties. According to reports, the worker suffered multiple traumatic injuries after he fell into an auger that he was cleaning. Reports state that he was trapped in the auger for 30 minutes before being rescued. Emergency crews who responded to the accident flew the victim to a nearby medical facility.

The farm is listed as belonging to the Troyer Group and is located near a plant where KLN Family Brands is planning to restart the former Troyer Farm potato chips plant. The incident was reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and, per guidelines, OSHA will conduct further investigations into the work accident.

Most workers in Pennsylvania are covered by workers' compensation insurance for any accident that occurred at the workplace, regardless of fault. However, it sometimes becomes difficult for a victim to obtain all the benefits that they are entitled to, especially when suffering physical and mental trauma from the accident. Negotiating numerous forms and following protocols may be unfamiliar turf for the worker or their family and can leave the victim confused and frustrated.

A Pennsylvania worker injured in a work accident should know that they have certain rights following a work-related injury. With timely action and the right guidance, an injured worker can recover the losses that they suffered from medical expenses and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.

Source: erietvnews.com, "Waterford Worker Injured on Farm," Scott Bremner, July 16, 2014

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