For the majority of adults in America, we know a large part of our life
is going to be devoted to going to work each and every day. However, for
most of us, we do not go to work every day wondering if "today will
be the day" we are injured on the job.
Not only do injuries affect your ability to work but they can even impact
a whole family. Sometimes an
industrial accident at work will result in death, such as the case of the man in Pennsylvania.
The 51-year-old man was working at his Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, job on
earlier last month, when a large piston impaled him during the early morning
hours. Even though no one witnessed the accident, there was an alarm that
sounded that brought his coworkers coming to see what had happened.
OSHA investigators arrived a few hours after the accident but have not
made any comments, pending their completed investigation. The president
of the company has commented that his thoughts are with the family of
Unfortunately, industrial accident fatalities are something that happens
too often to those handworkers. It will now be important for investigators
to find out if all of the equipment was in safe working order and that
the deceased employee was trained properly.
It's important to have a good lawyer helping out when there's an
injured worker or when a worker has been killed on the job. Without the
right representation, employees find that they are not giving the money
that they deserve. Legal representation offers the best chance to employees
to get a settlement that is fair. It also helps them to take care of their
families and themselves while they are recovering.
Source: WTAE, "Man Killed In Industrial Accident In Lawrenceville,"
July 8, 2011