Sandy Township Accident Injures Two

Sandy Township Accident Injures Two

Sandy Township Accident Injures Two

Sandy Township Accident Injures Two (November 29, 2017) A Sandy Township accident injures two motorist on Wednesday afternoon near the Frito-Lay distribution center on Rich Highway.

The Courier Express reports that the accident took place shortly after five o’clock on Wednesday afternoon on Rich Highway just near the location of Frito-Lay’s distribution center and the accident had traffic tied up in both directions on Rich Highway for hours.

Involved in the crash was a GMC Envoy, which is a medium size sport utility vehicle, and a Dodge 4 x 4 truck.  The Fire Chief of Sandy Township, Steve Dunlap said that the driver of the GMC Envoy, a woman, was injured badly enough for a medical flight via helicopter to Altoona.  No details about the woman or the extent of her injuries was immediately available.  Dunlap also reported that the driver of the Dodge 4 x 4, a male person age and name unknown, was transported to Penn Highlands Hospital by ambulance.  The extent of his injuries is not yet known.

Dunlap also shared that there were two others associated with the accident who refused to be treated, no word on either of these people or specifically what caused this accident.

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.

Edelstein Martin & Nelson makes every effort to ensure that the accident news that we report about Pennsylvania accidents is correct and accurate however we cannot guarantee that every detail is complete or accurate.  Our information is gathered by secondary sources.  If anything is inaccurate or incorrect, we will make every effort to correct the information as soon as we are notified.

 

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Tractor Trailer Head-on Fatality Accident

Tractor Trailer Head-on Fatality Accident

Tractor Trailer Head-on Fatality Accident

Tractor Trailer Head-on Fatality Accident (November 28, 2017) On Monday, November 27th there was a tractor trailer head-on fatality accident in Northumberland County.  Today the identity of the woman killed in the collision was revealed to be Crystal Hubler, who was 65 years old and lived in Lavelle.

In an article by The Daily Item, On Monday morning, November 27th, Ms. Hubler was driving her car with two young girls aged 13 and 9, in East Cameron Township on Upper Road.  Her vehicle crossed over the double yellow line into oncoming traffic where it met violently, in a head on collision with a tractor trailer.  The accident happened just before 11 o’clock in the morning and Ms. Hubler was pronounced deceased at the accident scene before 11:30am.

The tractor-trailer was driven by Clinton Guy Honicker, who is 65 years old and lives in Coal Township was also injured in the accident.  While his injuries were described as minor, he was taken to Geisinger Shamokin Community Hospital via ambulance.  There is no further information on the condition or names of the two young girls who were in Ms. Hubler’s vehicle.

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.

Edelstein Martin & Nelson makes every effort to ensure that the accident news that we report about Pennsylvania accidents is correct and accurate however we cannot guarantee that every detail is complete or accurate.  Our information is gathered by secondary sources.  If anything is inaccurate or incorrect, we will make every effort to correct the information as soon as we are notified.

 

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Truck Hit a Church and Injures Three

Truck Hit a Church and Injures Three

Truck Hit a Church and Injures Three

Truck Hit a Church and Injures Three (November 27, 2017) On Monday a truck hit a church and injures three people in East Earl, Pennsylvania after first colliding with another vehicle.

In a news article from The Republic, apparently a feed mill truck and a sport utility vehicle collided in an intersection on Route 625.  The sport utility vehicle was making a turn through the intersection near Bethany Grace Fellowship Church on Monday morning.

In a statement from local police, the feed mill truck, after colliding with the sport utility vehicle traveled into the church penetrating into the building and coming to rest in the church’s gymnasium.  Route 625 was shut down in the area of the accident so police could tend to the injured and evaluate the accident.

No names or ages of the injured have been released and police have not indicated if any responsibility for the accident has been assigned.  The Chief of the East Earl Police Department, Kevin McCarthy, indicated that all the injuries seemed not to be life threatening.

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.

Edelstein Martin & Nelson makes every effort to ensure that the accident news that we report about Pennsylvania accidents is correct and accurate however we cannot guarantee that every detail is complete or accurate.  Our information is gathered by secondary sources.  If anything is inaccurate or incorrect, we will make every effort to correct the information as soon as we are notified.

 

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Armstrong County Injury Accident

Armstrong County Injury Accident

Armstrong County Injury Accident

Armstrong County Injury Accident (November 22, 2017) On Wednesday afternoon, an Armstrong County injury accident left two people severely hurt in a head-on collision and details are sparse.

In an online article by TribLive, it is reported that the accident occurred on Route 68 just after 12 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon.  The crash site was nearby Sevbetown Road in the community of Brady’s Bend Township and both of the drivers of the vehicles in the collision where injured.  Initial reports describe the injures as severe but there are no specifics on the extent of the injuries or if the lives of the drivers are at risk.

Local police described the accident as a head-on collision apparently caused when a vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 68 veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into a vehicle traveling in its lane on the westbound side of the road..

Emergency medical services on the scene treated and transported the drivers of the two cars by ambulance to ACMH Hospital.  Following their arrival at ACMH Hospital, the injured drivers were transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital via helicopter highlighting the need for advanced and speedy medical attention.

The names of the drivers have not been shared but it is known that they are age 42 and 21 years old.  Both injured drivers are from East Brady and their condition upon departure to the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital remains undisclosed.

The site of the accident on Route 68 was closed for approximately five hours following the accident.

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.

Edelstein Martin & Nelson makes every effort to ensure that the accident news that we report about Pennsylvania accidents is correct and accurate however we cannot guarantee that every detail is complete or accurate.  Our information is gathered by secondary sources.  If anything is inaccurate or incorrect, we will make every effort to correct the information as soon as we are notified.

 

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OSHA Safety Regulations Regarding Construction Sites

Tens of thousands of severe work-related injuries occur each year in the United States.  While those who manage construction sites and other hazardous places of work ought to abide by the standard of “safety first”, they often practice something closer to what one can only refer to as “safety third”.  We understand the realities of a construction site.  It’s often not “safety first” for those who work and are at risk.  More often, it’s “get the job done fast”, and the company’s primary concern lies in efficiency and cutting costs.

Construction Site Accident Lawyer PhiladelphiaThis mentality of being concerned with bottom lines and productivity first and foremost can work well for everyone – it’s part of what made America great.  However, safety must also be the number one priority when considering production costs and speed.  If this were the case, it would lead to fewer injuries and fewer disabled workers.

Strict regulations for construction sites have been put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The express purpose of the standards set forth by OSHA is to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.  More often than not, when a fatal accident involving a worker occurs, the situation would have been prevented if the employer or contractor on the site had only abided by the OSHA guidelines.  

Fall Injuries

Despite being preventable, fall injuries are all too common.  In fact, falls from high locations are the number one cause of work-related construction deaths.  Specific regulations by OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) set forth standards on how to erect scaffolding, how ladders ought to be placed, and how aerial lifts ought to be operated.  Still, such accidents occur on a regular basis, and the result is often tragic.  An unprotected worker falling from a significant height is highly likely to suffer a catastrophic injury.

The OSHA requirements state that harnesses and guardrails become necessary precautions at a height of just six feet, given that a fall from such a height can be crippling.  Of course, workers ought to be offered the same protection at 100 feet or more and everywhere in-between as they are at 6 feet.  

Electrical injuries

The electrical safety standards provided by OSHA are clear and straightforward.  They include:

  • Equipment needs to be approved by a lab or agency that OSHA has approved
  • Equipment exceeding 50 volts needs to be encapsulated in an approved enclosure
  • Employers have to provide ground-fault circuit interrupters or implement an equipment grounding conductor program.  

Even though these important safety standards are of the utmost importance and could not be made any clearer, they are violated in construction sites across Pennsylvania each day.  Some contractors don’t even take the basic precautions such as ensuring flexibility and integrity of extension cords, leading to thousands of unnecessary electric shock injuries each year.

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident due to an employer or contractor’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.  Contact our law firm today to get the quality representation you deserve.

 

Sources:

https://www.osha.gov/doc/index.html

http://law-pa.com/construction-accidents/

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York County Accident Injured Ten

York County Accident Injured Ten

York County Accident Injured Ten

York County Accident Injured Ten (Friday, November 24, 2017) On Friday evening a York County accident injured ten people and sent eight to local hospitals, no fatalities have been reported as yet but many of the injuries are described to be very serious.

In a report from EIN NewsDesk, the State Police of Pennsylvania have the accident under investigation.  The collision happened in Lower Chanceford Township, late in the 9 o’clock hour on Friday evening.  There were multiple cars traveling near the 4500 block on Delta Road when, according to initial police accounts, a sedan tried passing a pick-up truck which is illegal on this stretch of road as it was a no passing zone atop a hill.  In the process of the illegal passing attempt, the sedan hit the pick-up just before colliding head-on with an SUV.

The driver of the sedan was Nicholas Roth from Maryland, who had three passengers in his vehicle.  The pick-up was driven by Paul Astheimer from Quarryville and the SUV by Kimberly Fisher from Delta.  Ms. Fisher had five passengers in her SUV.

In addition to police, the Volunteer Fire Department from Airville was on the scene to help tend to the injured and help get them off to local hospitals.  All ten people in the SUV and sedan, the two vehicles that had the head-on collision, were injured and provided assistance on scene.  Eight of those injured were transported to local hospitals, several of the injuries were said to be severe but no details on the nature of the injuries was immediately available.  Fortunately, Mr. Astheimer was not injured nor was the passenger in his pick-up.

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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Pittsburgh East Hills Fatal Collision

Pittsburgh East Hills Fatal Collision

Pittsburgh East Hills Fatal Collision

Pittsburgh East Hills Fatal Collision (Friday November 24, 2017) Friday morning had a tragic start with a Pittsburgh East Hills fatal collision leaving a woman dead and potentially two suspects on the run from police.

In a report by TribLive, the accident occurred early Friday just after 5 o’clock in the morning on Frankstown Avenue in the 8300 block area.  According to information provided by local police and public safety officials the two vehicles involved in the collision were a Chevy Silverado pickup truck, believed to be painted white and a Kia Sportage which was driven by Rhonda P. Everson, age 59 years old from Penn Hills.  The 911 emergency hotline was called to alert police of the accident but no information about the caller has been made public.

The accident was head-on and Ms. Everson was ejected from her vehicle due to the force of the collision.  When police arrived on the scene, she was found and pronounce dead as a result of the injuries she sustained in the accident.  The Chevy pickup truck had fled the scene and police have been advised that the vehicle may have had two persons in the car but this is not confirmed.

The investigation into the cause of the accident and the whereabouts of the Chevy pickup, its driver and possible passenger are ongoing and being conducted by Pittsburgh 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.

Edelstein Martin & Nelson makes every effort to ensure that the accident news that we report about Pennsylvania accidents is correct and accurate however we cannot guarantee that every detail is complete or accurate.  Our information is gathered by secondary sources.  If anything is inaccurate or incorrect, we will make every effort to correct the information as soon as we are notified.

 

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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.

Edelstein, Martin & Nelson are plaintiff’s lawyers in Philadelphia.   We represent the injured, the victims and workers hurt on the job.  We have earned our well-respected reputation for putting our clients first and providing aggressive and high-quality representation.  We know and understand tort related matters of law and can use our experience to protect your interests. If you have been injured by the negligence or intentionally by another or have had workplace injuries, please contact  the best personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia, PA for a free consultation at 888-208-1810

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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.

Edelstein Martin & Nelson makes every effort to ensure that the accident news that we report about Pennsylvania accidents is correct and accurate however we cannot guarantee that every detail is complete or accurate.  Our information is gathered by secondary sources.  If anything is inaccurate or incorrect, we will make every effort to correct the information as soon as we are notified.

 

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