Workplace Injuries by the Numbers

Workplace Injuries by the Numbers

Workplace accidents are all too common these days and often have a devastating impact on the injured and their family.  Those injured by these accidents can be out of the workforce for weeks, months, years and in some cases may never be able to recover to return to work.  Many ending with fatalities.

The risk for workplace injury varies by industry and type of work.  For example, construction is a dangerous industry and as you would expect, the worker doing the construction is the statistical risk of injury compared to an executive sitting in an office.  Other industries such as mining carry great risks, not just in the nature of the work itself but the conditions where pollutants are consumed by workers that can lead to chronic injury and there are similar cases in transportation and manufacturing industries where there are lots of moving parts, machinery, and chemicals.

workplace injury lawyerThere has been great progress over the past 30 years with the advent of organizations such as OSHA (Occupation Safety and Health Administration) and a heightened corporate awareness brought on by the financial impact of workplace injury through lost time, insurance costs and litigation.

Here are some interesting numbers that create the picture of work-related injury and fatality in America:

In 2014, there were approximately 3 million, non-fatal work-related injuries or illnesses and nearly 5,000 fatalities in the workplace.

The causes of the fatalities break down as follows:

  • 16% due to workplace violence
  • 17% due to trips or falls
  • 40% related to transportation but not necessarily in the transportation industry
  • 8% due to exposure to harmful elements or a toxic environment.
  • 15% from equipment related matters and,
  • 3% due to fires or explosions.

The industry leading to fatal workplace accidents was the agriculture industry and you can likely see how transportation and agriculture go hand in hand.  Not far behind, is the construction industry with a 20% claim of all workplace fatalities.

On average, an injured worker misses 9 days of work and the highest affected age group is the 45-year-old or more demographic.  Earlier we mentioned the costs associated with workplace injury driving corporations to pay the issue more attention, well in 2014 it is estimated these costs were nearly $200 billion.  With OSHA and heightened corporate awareness, the number support progress with a drop of an average of 38 workplace deaths per day in 1970 to just 13 deaths per day in 2014.  Workplace injury and illness are also down nearly 70 percent.  All of this while the workforce has nearly doubled since 1970.

These are the figures but if it has happened to you get help and contact us today.

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Glen Mills Multi-Vehicle Injury Accident

Glen Mills Multi-Vehicle Injury Accident

Glen Mills Multi-Vehicle Injury Accident

Glen Mills Multi-Vehicle Injury Accident (November 16, 2017) Police have reported a Glen Mills multi-vehicle accident happened Thursday morning in Delaware County.

An article by EIN News Desk reports that three vehicles were involved in the collision that happened shortly after 9 o’clock in the morning of Thursday November 16.   The accident site was at the  Spring Valley Road intersection with Temple road.

Damage to the vehicles was extensive with one of the vehicles coming to a rest, following the collision, upside down and the other vehicles were all badly mangled with extensive exterior damage.  When emergency crews arrived, they reported that they found one individual trapped inside their car.  It isn’t known what measures were required to extract this person and police are yet to provide any details on any injuries although it seems likely there were injuries given the magnitude of damage to the vehicles.

The flipped car was turned over by emergency responders and state police have advised travelers to avoid the area while the scene is investigated and the wreckage removed.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you have our deepest sympathy.  Let us help you with the concerns you are certain to have and assist you by ensuring your rights are fully protected.  Please contact us at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson so that we can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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Lawrence County Accident Kills a Woman

Lawrence County Accident Kills a Woman

Lawrence County Accident Kills a Woman

Lawrence County Accident Kills a Woman (November 19, 2017) A Lawrence County accident kills a woman on Sunday afternoon and to this point, details about what caused the fatal accident are limited.

In a report by EIN News Desk, the two car collision happened on Interstate 376 in Lawrence County on Sunday shortly before 3 o’clock in the afternoon.  The collision involved a Nissan driven by Raymond Nelson, 87 years old with passenger Donna Nelson, age 80 and a Buick driven by Karic Fry, age 18.

Apparently, the cars were both headed eastbound on I-376 when, for reasons yet unknown, the Buick collided into the Nissan.  Following the collision, the Nissan plowed into the guardrail then continued into a tree.

Mrs. Nelson was treated at the scene and transported to an area hospital where she passed away.  Mr. Nelson was not injured nor was Karic Fry.

The cause and circumstances of the accident remain under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you have our deepest sympathy.  Let us help you with the concerns you are certain to have and assist you by ensuring your rights are fully protected.  Please contact us at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson so that we can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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Massive Accident Injures Eleven

Massive Accident Injures Eleven

Massive Accident Injures Eleven

Massive Accident Injures Eleven (Churchill, PA.  November 17, 2017) Friday afternoon started with sheer terror for a line of cars in Churchill.  A massive accident injures eleven motorists as a heavy tractor trailer tanker plowed through a line of cars at a traffic light.

According to a report from EIN News Desk, the accident occurred at the intersections of Rodi Road and Nottingham Drive on the William Penn Highway.  An account of the accident was shared by police on the scene who described the damage as extensive.  The tractor trailer tanker apparently had exited Parkway East and as it approached a string of cars sitting at a red light.  The driver of the truck lost control of his heavy weight vehicle which transformed it from a truck into a battering ram, plowing cars together into an accordion like mess of metal and glass injuring eleven, some severely.

One of the drivers of a car involved in the wreckage, described a feeling of despair.  After hearing repeated crashing and popping sounds the driver said the vision of a massive truck plowing toward their vehicle was clear in the rear-view mirror with nowhere to go and no way to escape.

The truck had the logo of the Hinkle Trucking Company on its side door and detectives on the scene are investigating a possible mechanical problem with the truck as the driver of the truck indicated that his brakes failed and he had no way to stop the massive vehicle from the mess of metal and human injury it created.  The driver, unnamed, is cooperating with the police investigation which is ongoing.  There is also no indication yet if charges will be made as investigators want to make sure they have all the facts leading up to the wreck.

Of the eleven injured, nine required transport to local hospitals.  One of the injuries has been classified as serious.  No names of the injured have been released.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you have our deepest sympathy.  Let us help you with the concerns you are certain to have and assist you by ensuring your rights are fully protected.  Please contact us at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson so that we can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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Fatal accident in Menallen Township

Fatal accident in Menallen Township

Fatal accident in Menallen Township

Fatal accident in Menallen Township (November 15, 2017) There was a fatal accident in Menallen Township leaving one elderly man dead and his wife injured.

The Herald Standard reported the accident happened on November 15th after 1 o’clock in the afternoon involving a Chevy Blazer sport utility vehicle and a small car.  The vehicles hit head-on while driving on New Salem Road.  The small car was driven by an elderly couple and the elder gentleman died in the accident.  His wife was injured in the accident but the extent of her injuries has not been disclosed.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident and no names of those involved have not been disclosed.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you have our deepest sympathy.  Let us help you with the concerns you are certain to have and assist you by ensuring your rights are fully protected.  Please contact us at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson so that we can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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Stewartstown Collision Kills a Man and Injures One Woman

Stewartstown Collision Kills a Man and Injures One Woman

Stewartstown Collision Kills a Man and Injures One Woman

Stewartstown Collision Kills a Man and Injures One Woman (October 24, 2017) A two car accident has caused tragedy for two Pennsylvania families as a Stewartstown collision kills a man and injures one woman.

A report from EIN NewsDesk indicated that police on the scene did not yet have much in the way of details but were able to determine that the collision was head-on and both drivers were reported to be injured at the scene.  A vehicle driven by Forest See, 76 years old from Shrewsbury is believed to have left his lane on Orwig Road, traveled directly into oncoming traffic where his vehicle struck the vehicle of woman, who’s name has not been released.  She is reported to be 75 years old.

Both Mr. See and the woman were transported to York Hospital where Mr. See was pronounced dead.  The woman remains under hospital care with injuries described as serious.

Police are continuing the study the accident and no cause or responsibility has yet been determined.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you have our deepest sympathy.  Let us help you with the concerns you are certain to have and assist you by ensuring your rights are fully protected.  Please contact us at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson so that we can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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Decatur Township Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident

Decatur Township Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident

Decatur Township Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident

Decatur Township Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident (October 27, 2017) There was a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Decatur Township when two cars collided Friday morning.

The Center Daily Times reports that the accident happened just before 10 o’clock Friday morning in Decatur Township.  Billi Joann Johns, 46 years old of Beccaria, was driving her car southbound on Walton Street when she slipped into oncoming traffic on the northbound side of the road.  Ms. Johns car collided, head on with a car driven by Joe Denochick, 78 years old from West Decatur.

State police reported that Mr. Denochick tried to get out of the way of Ms. John’s car but despite efforts to avoid the collision, the cars met violently.

Each Vehicle had passengers.  In Mr. Denochick’s vehicle was 40 year old Michael Wayland of Osceola Mills.  Both Mr. Denochick and Mr. Wayland were transported to UPMC Altoona for treatment of the injuries.  There was no detail on the extent of their injuries.

Ms. Johns’ passenger was James Spencer, who was 49 years old, from Beccaria.  Both Ms. Johns and Mr. Spencer were pronounced dead at the accident scene. Deputy Coroner Kim Shaffer was at the scene in response to the fatalities.

What is hard to believe is that none of the parties in the accident had their seat belt on according to police.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you have our deepest sympathy.  Let us help you with the concerns you are certain to have and assist you by ensuring your rights are fully protected.  Please contact us at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson so that we can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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Elizabethtown Man Died in Tractor-Trailer Crash

Elizabethtown Man Died in Tractor-Trailer Crash

Elizabethtown Man Died in Tractor-Trailer Crash

Elizabethtown Man Died in Tractor-Trailer Crash (November 12, 2017 Harrisburg, PA.)  An Elizabethtown man died in a tractor-trailer crash in a mid-day accident in Lower Paxton Township.

In a report by EIN News Desk, 81-year-old Donald Torrence of Elizabethtown was traveling on interstate 83, southbound toward Union Deposit Road.  At approximately 1 o’clock in the afternoon, he exited the highway and proceeded down the offramp.  While traveling at a high rate of speed, his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer that was stopped at the end of the ramp, according to a report provided by police.

While the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured however, Mr. Torrence was seriously injured by the accident.  He was treated at the scene before being transported to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center where is was declared deceased.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you have our deepest sympathy.  Let us help you with the concerns you are certain to have and assist you by ensuring your rights are fully protected.  Please contact us at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson so that we can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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Tractor Trailer Kills One Man and Injures Several

Tractor Trailer Kills One Man and Injures Several

Tractor Trailer Kills One Man and Injures Several

Tractor Trailer Kills One Man and Injures Several (WEST CHESTER, PA. November 11, 2017)  A tractor trailer kills one man and injures several other in an accident on Route 202 in Chester County.  The roadway was closed for more than 12 hours following the accident.

CBS Philadelphia reports that the deceased man is Adam Swope, 38 years old of Malvern.  The accident occurred shortly after noon on Saturday when a tractor trailer, traveling on the northbound lanes of Route 202 had overturned and crossed into the southbound lanes, colliding with Mr. Swope’s vehicle.  The accident happened near Matlack Street in West Goshen Township.

Mr. Swope was an active man in the community who served as the Chair of the Willistown-Malvern Democrats and was also the Executive Assistant to Kathi Cozzone, the Chester County Commissioner.  In a statement issued on Sunday by The Chester County Democratic Committee, Dick Bingham said, “I am extremely saddened to report that Adam Swope, Zone Leader, Zone 16, died yesterday in a tragic automobile accident. Few details are available at this time but I am sure I speak for us all when I say how shocking and devastating this news is. Adam will be truly missed by us all.”

There were several other injuries in the accident that are consider not to be life threatening and police are investigating the cause of the accident.  The West Goshen Police are asking for any witness to the accident to reach out to the Traffic Safety Division at 610-696-7400 and are interested in any video or photographs to aide in the investigation.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you have our deepest sympathy.  Let us help you with the concerns you are certain to have and assist you by ensuring your rights are fully protected.  Please contact us at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson so that we can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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Penn Township Accident Kills 20-Year-Old Man

Penn Township Accident Kills 20-Year-Old Man

Penn Township Accident Kills 20-Year-Old Man

Penn Township Accident Kills 20-Year-Old Man (November 9, 2017) An early morning, two-vehicle accident kills a 20-year-old man and seriously injured a woman.  Both were from Selinsgrove.  A report from the Centre Daily Times indicated that the crash occurred just before 8 o’clock in the morning in Penn Township on Thursday.

Police at the scene shared a basic account of the accident.  Anthony D. Kratzer was driving his Ford Focus on Perkinson Road at what appears to have been an unsafe speed.  Perkinson Road is a 2-lane road with no lane markings.  While traveling around a curve in the road, his car veered into the oncoming traffic side of the road and his car collided with a Nissan Rogue driven by Felicia Marie Kaufman, 31.

Based on the damage to the vehicles, it appears that Kratzer’s front driver side bumper hit the front quarter on the driver side of Kaufman’s Nissan. Kratzer, in addition to driving at an unsafe speed was not wearing a seatbelt, he was pronounced dead at the scene.  Ms. Kaufman was seriously injured and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center by emergency medical services, the extent of her injuries are unknown.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you have our deepest sympathy.  Let us help you with the concerns you are certain to have and assist you by ensuring your rights are fully protected.  Please contact us at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson so that we can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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