Posted On: June 1, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Worker Becomes Stuck in Sausage Seasoning Machine

On May 20, a cleaning man was taken to a hospital after being sucked into a machine at a sausage-making company in Danvers, MA. The workplace accident happened when the man was cleaning the vacuum-type machine that is used to season the meat at DiLigui Sausage Co.

According to this article by The Associated Press on Philly.com, his head and shoulders became stuck in the machine after it somehow activated while being cleaned.

The article reported that the man was freed from the machine and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

If the victim suffered any injuries, he would be well advised to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney 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 in Pennsylvania arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential PA 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, the Philadelphia workers compensation attorneys at Cherry Fieger and Marciano, LLP can help you. These dedicated PA 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.