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September 2017 Archives

Construction workers' accidents: 1 killed after struck by bucket

Construction workers nationwide, including in Pennsylvania, face a host of safety hazards every day. To prevent construction workers' accidents, employers must ensure all their employees comply with prescribed safety regulations. Furthermore, heavy equipment and machines must only be operated by qualified workers.

Follow these tips to stay safe while working construction

Working on a construction site in Pittsburgh is dangerous. Hazards not only lurk around every corner, but they are both above and below you. Every moment you are on a job site, you are at risk of suffering an injury due to falling in a hole, electrical shock, collapsing supports and an endless list of other potential accidents.

General Motors facing auto defects lawsuit re collapsing seats

Consumers in Pennsylvania and other states are entitled to seek recovery of damages if they have been victims of defective products. Following the death of one child, and severe injuries to another, their parents have filed a lawsuit in another state, claiming auto defects. The claim relates to an accident in 2015 when their vehicle was rear-ended by another.

Nursing home neglect prevalent nationwide, including Pennsylvania

Recent media reports about residents of nursing homes who were up to their waists in water as they were sitting in their wheel chairs during the devastation of Hurricane Harvey underscored the vulnerability of seniors in facilities nationwide, even in Pennsylvania. The truth is that even when there are no adverse weather conditions, nursing home neglect is far too common. The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently issued an alert that called for action to be taken urgently.

Products liability: Driver claims iPhones cause car accidents

Pennsylvania residents may be aware that on August 17, a judge dismissed a lawsuit against Apple that alleged the mobile phone producer was responsible for an accident caused by a distracted driver. Now, another products liability lawsuit has been filed in another state as a class action case against the maker of the iPhone. The defendant argues that the cosmetics manufacturer is not held responsible when a driver causes a rear-end crash because she was applying makeup while driving, and this is the same scenario.

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