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Pennsylvania miner dies after workplace accident


Some occupations require additional training. This training does not only educate the worker on how to properly conduct their work, but it also provides the worker with safety information. In some industries, workers encounter hazards and dangers in the workplace. If the worker is not properly trained, the likelihood of the employee being injured is heightened. It is crucial that not only the employer provides safety training, but also updates and continually implements the safety protocols.

A tragic accident recently occurred at a Pennsylvania coal mining company. According to reports, the industrial accident happened at around 7:00 a.m. A worker was on a suspension system of a large earth moving truck. The suspension system gave way and caused the worker to be crushed. The miner died as a result of this incident.

The workplace accident is still under investigation. Preliminary reports at this time do not indicate why or how the suspension system failed. More details of the industrial incident should be uncovered as the investigation unfolds. Investigators may be looking into the maintenance of the vehicle and safety equipment.

The loved ones of the killed worker might be able to gain compensation after the fatal work accident. They could file for workers' compensation on behalf of the deceased worker. This could result in an award that could help cover medical bills, funeral costs, damages, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Losing a loved one in an industrial accident can be emotional and hard to cope with. Often the loved ones will have to deal with the financial burdens following the incident. Moreover, the family that relied on the worker's income may be in a financial hardship. It is important that they understand their options and what steps need to be taken in order to gain compensation. This is often accomplished by seeking advice from a qualified professional.

Source: The Sacramento Bee, "W. Pa. worker dies in industrial accident," July, 31, 2013

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