A subcontractor for PennDOT is in hot water after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently proposed new fines against the entity. The company works for the state Department of Transportation, performing bridge maintenance in the form of painting. Panthera Painting Inc. is based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Citations are often issued to companies that leave their workers exposed to heightened risks of workplace injury.
On April 25, a 43-year-old woman from Coplay, Pennsylvania, north of Philadelphia, was injured by a dump truck while she was working as a traffic flagger at a construction site. Some early reports indicated that she had been injured by a passing driver. This, according to information from the state police, was not the case.
Individuals working at breweries in Pennsylvania may want to make sure their employers are obeying safety regulations. A recent workplace accident took the life of a 26-year-old man working at Redhook Brewery, which is in another state.