Category Archives: Construction Site Accidents

Construction site accidents may result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. In some cases, victims and family members can recover damages.

What to Know About Third Party Claims and Construction Accidents

Department of Labor statistics show that workplace fatalities are common in the construction industry. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there were more than 990 workplace fatalities in the construction industry during 2016. Workers who survive construction accidents may suffer brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and severe burns. After a workplace accident, the injured worker or his or her family members may be able to…
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What Can Cause a Construction Accident?

Statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that 21.4 percent of workplace fatalities in private industry during 2015 were in construction. However, construction workers are not always responsible for dangerous workplace conditions in this industry. Despite the many ways that construction workers can be harmed on the job, general contractors, other entities responsible for safety on the job site as well as machinery suppliers and manufacturers…
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South Philly Port Worker Killed After Being Crushed by Shipping Container

A 52-year-old port worker was killed in South Philly earlier this month after a shipping container fell on his truck. According to law enforcement, the fatal workplace accident occurred at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. Officials with Philadelphia Regional Port Authority said that a piece of equipment knocked the shipping container loose onto the vehicle. Coworkers of the deceased employee claim he was a checker, someone responsible for counting containers…
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Man Fatally Crushed by Safe Deposit Box in Cheltenham Township

A safe deposit box fatally crushed a man on Monday afternoon. The fatal incident occurred around 1 pm at the former Cheltenham Mall in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania at an old Wells Fargo bank. The man who was 35-years old and an Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania resident attempted to relocate a large safe deposit box with two other co-workers. They placed it on a lift, and then it fell on top of…
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Fatal road construction accident in December

Just because there is holiday music in the stores and snow can be in the forecast, does not mean that you won’t encounter construction workers, maintenance teams, or other PennDOT personnel on the highways of Pennsylvania. With the tremendous amount of work that needs to be done on the roads and bridges throughout the state, ongoing construction projects and maintenance work can be found all year long. Sadly, an accident…
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Pennsylvania: Worker killed on road repavement project site

Almost everyone knows someone who is a construction worker. These construction workers are typically known for performing manual labor, often around heavy equipment. While these types of jobs can be fulfilling and pay well, there are definitely personal injury risks that come with the work, especially when heavy equipment and machinery is involved. Not only may there be a workers’ compensation claim involved in a construction site accident, but a…
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Grief and a Call for Justice Following Center City Disaster

The attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. extend their thoughts and prayers to the thirteen survivors and the families of the six victims who were killed in last Wednesday’s building collapse on Market Street in Center City, Philadelphia. Like all Philadelphians, we are horrified that an unbraced four story wall – a threat to safety in every conceivable context – was permitted to exist at an active…
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Philadelphia sites prove deadly for two longshoremen this month

When you wake up in the morning to your alarm and get ready for work, count yourself lucky if your workplace is a corporate building. Sure, various health risks exist at just about any job, but there are certainly fields wherein workers face a significantly higher risk of being injured while on the job. According to a Philadelphia source, some of those at-risk fields are construction work, transportation work and…
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