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Waynesboro industrial plant employee dies

An employee working in Waynesboro was killed on Aug. 29 in an industrial accident. The decedent was working for an industrial plant that provides cranes and other lifting equipment.

Pennsylvania State Police issued a news release naming the victim and describing the nature of the accident. The employee was allegedly killed when he was pinned between a parked crane and another crane that was being operated by an employee at around 2:30 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon. Police say that the other worker had caused the accident by moving the crane too sharply to the right. The company's vice president confirmed shortly after that one of the crane group employees had died in the workplace. The deceased's name and place of residence were not released on the day of the accident.

When a person is the victim of an accident caused by another party's negligence, a personal injury or wrongful death attorney may be able to help accident victims or their families seek recovery from the person responsible for the accident. When an accident occurs at work during normal operating hours and in the regular course of business, an employer may be responsible for the injuries or deaths suffered by employees. In industries where heavy machinery is used, workplace accidents may be more common and may lead to an increased number of workers' compensation claims.

When an employee is killed as the result of a workplace accident, a workers' compensation attorney may be able to help the family members of the victim recover money in the form of death benefits from the industry employer. If an employee is injured but survives an industrial accident, a workers' compensation attorney may bring a case on behalf of that employee to recover benefits such as Social Security payments.

Source: htrnews.com, "Man killed in industrial accident at Manitowoc Crane Group in Pennsylvania", August 30, 2013

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