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January 2014 Archives

Car and garbage truck collide in Delaware COunty


Pennsylvania residents know the cars and vehicles that are necessary to a well-run city, like mail trucks, delivery trucks and garbage trucks. Many of these vehicles are large in size. Those diving these massive trucks tend to drive with more caution because of they are more challenging to handle and maneuver. In addition, these trucks have large blind spots, which could cause nearby vehicles to go unnoticed. This could lead to a truck accident resulting in serious injuries and severe damages.

Worker crushed in fatal accident at Pennsylvania worksite


Blue-collar jobs often require much manual labor. In addition to the physical exertion they require, they also include some dangers and risks in the work environment. Whether it is the tools that workers use or the physical demand of the job, safety measures should be implemented in order to reduce the chances of an accident. On-the-job injuries could occur if the employer does not take the steps necessary to train employees and provide them with safety equipment. If they fail to uphold this duty of care, a serious or fatal work accident could occur.

Fiery truck crash at Pennsylvania tollbooth kills one


Early morning commutes tend to be hectic and busy. Heavy traffic can cause some drivers panic about being late. This is especially true if commuters encounter frequent stops at traffic signs and signals in addition to the stop and go traffic they are sitting in. In these situations, it is important for drivers to be aware of their surroundings and the other vehicles around them. If a driver is distracted because they are texting or they are negligent because they are following a vehicle too closely or they are speeding, a serious accident could result.

Pennsylvania worker killed after being trapped in salt pile


With any job a combination of training and education is usually required. For jobs that are potentially dangerous, proper safety training will help ensure that the risk of injury is reduced significantly. Moreover, safety features, such as special equipment and emergency procedures, are important as well. Adequate safety training should also be kept up-to-date in order to avoid a workplace incident. When proper precautions are not followed a serious or fatal work accident could occur.

Parents awarded $55 million in medical malpractice suit


When parents in Pennsylvania have small children or are pregnant, they trust a trained professional medical staff to care for them. A surgeon or medical staff is trusted in their diagnosis and treatment advice, and parents rely on and trust their decisions and opinions in order to make their own decisions. When a doctor is negligent or there is negligent medical care, there could be a potential cause of action for loved ones.

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