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Traffic flagger injured by dump truck at construction site

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.

Study links incidence of fatal and nonfatal workplace injuries

A study paid for by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the RAND Center for Health and Safety in the Workplace has found some startling statistics. According to the report, states that have low nonfatal injury rates for construction workers tend to have high fatal injury rates. Interestingly, the opposite is also true. Reports have indicated that construction has the highest number of fatalities among all segments of the industrial market.

Pennsylvania brewery worker dies from keg explosion injuries

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.

Man loses life in Pennsylvania industrial accident

According to reports, a 36-year-old Pennsylvania man died recently after being injured at work. The man was an employee at a paper factory owned and operated by Procter & Gamble Inc. in Washington Township. Officials from the company explained that the accident occurred while production lines were shut down. Routine maintenance was being performed on the machines.

Workforce aging, employers not preparing

Many employers, including those in Pennsylvania, are not prepared for the increased level of older workers who experts believe will flood the workforce. An older workforce means that workplace injuries will likely cost more time and money for employers.

Workplace injuries were down in 2010

Advocates for workers' rights believe that workers should not have to worry about getting injured while on the job. Even though many agree with this idea, a workplace injury is hard to avoid completely. Residents of Philadelphia may know this as well as residents of any other city in the nation.

Health care industry has more injuries than any other

In an annual report, the U.S. Department of Labor expressed concern over a certain industry that is the leader in occupational injuries, which should cause many Pennsylvania workers to take note. According to the report, more health care and social assistance employees contract a disease or are injured at work than any other industry in the United States. In 2010, the rate of injured individuals per 100 workers was 5.2. All other private industries in the United States had a combined rate of 3.5 per 100.

Amazon's Pennsylvania facility now has lower injury rate

Recently, Internet powerhouse Amazon.com was under fire for the working environment at its fulfillment center in Pennsylvania. The reportedly unsafe working environment, which included high temperatures and pressure to work at a high speed, was fixed by the company recently, and its workplace injury rate is now reportedly lower than those of other fulfillment centers across the nation.

More than 4,500 fatal workplace accidents reported in 2010

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fatal workplace accidents from 2009 to 2010 went down very slightly. In 2010, 4,547 individuals lost their lives to a fatal workplace injury. In 2009, the number was barely higher at 4,551.

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