One of our local newspapers, CitizensVoice.com, reported a workplace accident that injured an employee this week at a Wilkes-Barre business.
According to the article, a large beam or pipe being moved by machinery became loose and fell on an employee at Mountain Productions, a company that builds stages for events. Although the employee’s name was not released and the details of the accident were not made public, Luzerne County emergency dispatch said that the employee’s leg was severed in the accident.
An investigation into the accident has been launched by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Workplace accidents can happen under any circumstance. That’s why Pennsylvania’s worker’s compensation laws were put into place – to protect employees who are injured on the job. If you have been involved in a workplace accident, you’re not alone and you need support. Contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.