April 2014 Archives

OSHA cites Indiana County contractor for fatal accident

When employers in Pennsylvania fail to pay attention to safety in their workplaces, they put their workers at an unacceptably high risk of injury and death. For that reason both the federal and state governments mandate that companies follow rules and regulations that derive from decades of experience to keep workers safe.

Fireman injured in workplace accident in Pennsylvania

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, residents would agree that firefighting is undoubtedly one of the most risky jobs performed by any worker. In a recent workplace accident, a Pennsylvania firefighter was injured while putting out a swift-moving Carbondale house fire.

Pennsylvania man injured by chainsaw during work

While many occupations have their own unique hazards, some jobs are especially dangerous. For this reason, employers are obligated to provide a safe environment for their workers. Additionally, all employers in Pennsylvania must provide some form of workers' compensation insurance for their workers in case of a workplace injury. Failure to do so can result in fines, criminal prosecution and civil liability.

Pennsylvania workers' compensation insurance rates reduced

Workers in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, should be aware that state laws require employers or the employers' insurance companies to bear the cost of medical and rehabilitative treatment that a worker undergoes as a result of a workplace accident. This is a part of the workers' compensation benefits program mandated by state law. An employer pays a premium to an insurance company and, in exchange, the insurance company covers the injuries caused to workers due to a workplace accident.

Overturned equipment injures worker in Port Richmond

Construction is an inherently dangerous job and Pennsylvanians who work in these trades often face harsh workplace conditions, making an accident an ever-present threat. Although most employers are diligent in trying to ensure the safety of workers on construction sites, construction accidents can and do occur every week.

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