Despite strict safety regulations prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction workers in Pennsylvania and other states are often exposed to life-threatening hazards. In some cases, employers disregard workers' safety in order to speed up the progress of the project. This may backfire as a work injury may lead to authorities shutting down a construction project until hazards are addressed.
As the end of pregnancy approaches, any Pennsylvania mother-to-be will naturally be anxious about what can go wrong. The term dystocia means slow or difficult childbirth, and the most common reason for dystocia is a small pelvic region in the mother or a baby that is too large or both. Under these circumstances, it is not uncommon for a baby to suffer a birth injury such as shoulder dystocia. A large baby can become trapped in the mother's pelvis, and the force of pushing can cause severe injuries to the mother and the child.
Drivers who carry passengers in their vehicles must be extra vigilant. Negligence or inattentiveness can have devastating consequences. If passengers are injured or killed in a auto accident, the driver may face the consequences. A tragic accident occurred on Route 258 on a recent Friday morning.
Sadly, some Pennsylvania workers are employed by companies that have little or no regard for employee safety. Fortunately, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration endeavors to protect the rights of workers by inspecting construction sites at which safety hazards may exist. A recent inspection at the site of a utility construction company might have served to prevent workers being from injured on the job.
When a new baby is expected, Pennsylvania families are naturally excited as the birth date approaches. In most cases babies are born with no problems to mother or child, but, unfortunately, there are instances in which medical caregivers provide substandard care during and after the baby’s birth. Even if all goes well during the birth process, medical negligence immediately after the birth can have devastating consequences.