Pennsylvania construction sites are inherently dangerous workplaces. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers the construction trades to be the most dangerous industry in the U.S. For this reason, there are numerous rules and regulations that govern worker safety on construction sites in Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately, accidents happen. Each year more than 1,000 workers die in construction site accidents. Causes of Pennsylvania construction site fatalities include:
- Falls from a height
- Falling objects and equipment
- Roofing accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Misuse of tools
- Power tool accident
- Defective equipment
- Electrical accidents
- Inadequate safety equipment
- Misuse of safety equipment
- Fires or explosions
- Welding accidents
- Road construction accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Exposure to compressed gases or hazardous chemicals
When a loved one suffers a fatal construction site injury, the whole family is affected, not just emotionally, but also financially. Many families struggle to make ends meet while dealing with their grief.
Did you know that families who lose a loved one to an Allentown workplace accident may be eligible for PA workers’ compensation benefits? These benefits won’t bring back your loved one, but they will cover and outstanding medical bills and burial expenses which can help your family make ends meet while you grieve the death. If the accident was caused by employer or third-party negligence, you may be eligible for additional compensation. To learn more about Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims, contact the Allentown construction injury lawyers at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo at 888-807-WORK. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation.
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