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Pennsylvania metalworker killed in factory accident

Pennsylvania State Police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death of a man who was an employee of Plum Corp., which manufactures roofing and siding. The western Pennsylvania man was killed in an on-the-job accident in early February. The hope is that details regarding the cause of the accident will emerge as the man's family continues to grieve.

The factory accident occurred when the 60-year-old employee was using a 15-ton overhead crane to move a metal coil that weighed 10,000 pounds. In the process of moving the coil, another smaller coil slipped out of position, hit the victim and pinned him against a stack of metal coils. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of chest injuries. Officials have determined that the victim's death was accidental.

Working in an industrial setting may expose employees to serious injury or even death, as this case demonstrates. Workers' compensation is designed to provide financial compensation to employees who are injured in on-the-job accidents. In the case of a fatal accident, workers' compensation may provide benefits to the victim's survivors. Beyond that, wrongful death action may be an option if an outside party's negligence contributed to the incident.

Every day, many Pennsylvania workers travel to manufacturing plants and industrial facilities where heavy and complex machinery creates a dangerous environment. Victims of industrial accidents may benefit from consulting an attorney with experience in industrial accidents due to the complexity of workplace accident laws. An attorney's legal assistance following a factory accident or workplace injury may be able to maximize financial compensation for an employee's loved ones.

Source:York Daily Record, "Worker killed in western Pa. industrial accident," Feb. 4, 2013

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