Workplace accidents can happen in any kind of job in Pennsylvania with people suffering injuries and fatalities. Some industries are more dangerous than others, and the work is inherently risky. One of those industries is construction. Given the nature of the work with people stationed at great heights, using heavy equipment and trusting their safety to others, it is no surprise that many workplace accidents occur and people are hurt or lose their lives. For those injured, workers' compensation benefits are critical. For those killed, there are steps that must be taken for the family left behind to get death benefits. Having legal help is step one after a workplace accident.
A worker on a construction site died when he was hit by a piece of equipment. The accident occurred at around 8:30 a.m. when the man, said to be in his early-20s, was hit by an item that had been in the air. Reports suggest that the object spun and hit him. He was killed instantly. It has been referred to as a "freak" accident. It is being investigated by law enforcement and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. The project was to drill lines for an energy plant.