Posted On: June 21, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Utility Worker Killed by Falling Pole

A utility worker was killed in Memphis, TN when part of a pole fell on him. According to this article on, a 42-year-old man died on June 15 while doing maintenance work on a wooden pole when part of it broke off. Another employee was injured.

The victim’s family would be well advised to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing. A knowledgeable attorney would also look into a “third party claim.” Third party claims in Pennsylvania 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

The dedicated PA work injury lawyers at Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano 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.