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May 2014 Archives

Pennsylvania court reverses mesothelioma judgment

A workers' compensation case has returned to trial court after a Pennsylvania appeals court reversed a summary judgment. After an electrical company employee filed suit for allegedly contracting mesothelioma on the job, the appeals court argued that the Workers' Compensation Act's 300 week rule did not apply to this particular disease.

Pennsylvania construction worker dies in accident

A man who was working at a construction site in Somerset County lost his life on May 5. The workplace injury occurred after a concrete barrier fell on him.

Ladders falls on the job run risk of serious injury

Research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that falls off of ladders while on the job account for a large percentage of accidents in Pennsylvania and across the nation. A research team reported that 43 percent of deaths from falls in the past 10 years have been related to ladders. In total, workplace accident injuries from ladders account for about 20 percent of on-the-job tumbles.

2 construction workers injured by falling debris

Two Pennsylvania construction workers were injured on April 29 by falling debris at a demolition site. The workplace accident took place at about 10:30 a.m. in the Strawberry Mansion area of Philadelphia. The demolition work was part of a project to rid the city of 500 of its most dangerous buildings.