According to recent figures, the number of deaths due to hit-and-run accidents is at an all-time high, at least dating back to 1975, when statistics were first officially kept.
Like most people in Pennsylvania, you want to feel safe while you are at work. You should be able to expect that your employer is implementing all the necessary precautions to ensure your safety and your co-workers' safety, but you might be surprised to learn this is not the case. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, violations leading to injuries -- particularly falls -- are still widespread.
With the fall season well underway and winter just around the corner, many Pennsylvania workers already dread getting out in the cold to make their commutes to work. For individuals like you who work in construction, that dread likely also pertains to having to work outside in inclement weather and cold temperatures.
In Altoona and its surrounding areas, delivery trucks are constantly on the road at all hours. With how the world currently functions and people able to receive deliveries at the click of a button for work and personal use, this is no surprise. This can combine with time tested methods for children to get back and forth the school - the school bus - to create a dangerous situation. When children are waiting for the bus, accidents can happen. Unfortunately, some of these can cause severe injuries and fatalities. Those who have had a child injured in delivery truck accidents should think about their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.