Posted On: April 14, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Pennsylvania Superfresh Employees Hospitalized after Carbon Monoxide Leak

For the second time in less than a year, a carbon monoxide leak at the Superfresh in Havertown, PA on March 30 caused the evacuation of 26 employees. According to this article in the Delaware County Times, three of the employees were hospitalized as a result of their workplace injury in Pennsylvania.

In August 2008, 32 people were hospitalized after an elderly woman collapsed. Authorities found carbon monoxide poisoning coming from a malfunctioning bakery oven.

The supermarket was evacuated in the early a.m. of the 30th and sealed off for a couple hours as paramedics ascertained the condition of employees. Three store employees have elevated counts of carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the article, the cause of the leak was a malfunctioning exhaust fan in the bakery area of the store.

Many of the nearby stores in the shopping center were also closed and employees were prevented from entering.

Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential workers’ compensation claim. A Philadelphia personal injury or work related accident can occur while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, attending a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities and you are still legally covered by workers compensation.

By law, it is required that every company in Pennsylvania carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance in the case an employee is injured on the job, becomes ill due to circumstances surrounding their job or even if death results from their job. Benefits can include medical expenses, lost wages and death benefits. Workers’ compensation in Philadelphia exists both as a way to benefit injured workers and as a way to protect employers. Workers' compensation is a no-fault insurance system, which means that no guilt needs to be proved in a case; only that the injury sustained occurred while on the job.

The dedicated and experienced PA work injury lawyers at Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay for medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work, and more.