Carbon Monoxide Sickens 6 at Eastern Pennsylvania Grocery
On March 15, 2010, carbon monoxide from a propane-powered tile cutter being used in a grocery store renovation in Pennsylvania sickened at least six people.
According to this article on Philly.com, about 35 people were evacuated from the Giant supermarket in Easton, PA after construction workers complained of nausea and headaches.
The carbon monoxide levels were life-threatening in the construction area, which had been separated from the rest of the store by a tarp. The rest of the store had low levels of the odorless and colorless gas.
Giant resumed normal operation after being inspected by state and local officials.
The injured workers would be well advised to contact an experienced worker’s compensation attorney in Pennsylvania who can carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing. An experienced attorney would also look into a “third party claim.” These are claims that are filed against parties that are not the worker’s employer. It could be a contractor, a sub-contractor, or even the manufacturer of a defective product. If it is determined that one of those parties was responsible for the accident and any injuries, then they could be held liable.
Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential workers’ compensation claim. The injury 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.
Whether your injury was a simple slip and fall, or involves serious injuries, Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano can help you. These dedicated PA work injury lawyers will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work and more.