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

Worker Escapes Serious Injury in Pennsylvania Construction Accident

Police in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania are saying that a construction worker is lucky to be alive after an 88,000-pound backhoe he was operating crashed through part of a Pennsylvania bridge about 70 miles northwest of Philadelphia. According to an Associated Press news report, the backhoe's cab was crushed against the bridge. The worker wasn't seriously injured in this construction accident in Pennsylvania, but a heavyset man would have been killed, officials said. It is not yet clear how or why the crash occurred.

Construction sites are extremely prone to risk of injury or death because of the nature of the job and the heavy equipment involved. Workers often do jobs in high-rise buildings, which make them prone to falls. Construction accidents can result in catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and even death. Contractors and sub contractors are required under federal and state law to follow various procedures that will make a construction site safer for workers. All workers are also required to get the necessary training to do their jobs safely.

At Cherry, Fieger and Marciano LLP, our Philadelphia construction accident attorneys have the knowledge and skill it takes to represent cases of severe injury or death from situations including malfunctioning machinery, defective products or tools, defective ladders, loose scaffolding, trench collapse or collapse of walls and floors.

Our immediate goal is to get justice and fair compensation for our injured clients. But our long-term goal is make sure that employers correct their questionable practices and rectify violations so that injuries and deaths can be prevented. If you or a loved one has been serious injured in a PA construction site accident, please call Cherry, Fieger and Marciano LLP for a free consultation.