Posted On: December 27, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Man Killed at Holtwood Dam Construction Site in Lancaster County

Fox 43 News reports that a 59-year-old construction worker lost his life recently when he was struck by a piece of heavy equipment. He and his coworkers were working on the construction of the Holtwood Dam in Lancaster County.

When the accident occurred, the workers were trying to move an equipment loader that had gotten stuck on a steep hill. They brought in other pieces of heavy equipment and one of these fatally struck the worker, who was unable to recover from his injuries.

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), is investigating the fatal Pennsylvania workplace injury accident, as well as PPL, who owns the damn, and Welsh Construction, who employed the construction worker. Prior to this incident, the workers at the dam had worked 267 consecutive days without a single injury.

Losing a loved one is a tragedy no family should endure. Unfortunately, accidents happen, particularly in dangerous workplaces such as construction sites. In Pennsylvania, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which pays the expenses of employees who are injured while on the job. It may also offer payments to the families of workers who lose their lives on the job.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident in Pennsylvania, please contact the knowledgeable and experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP. We will thoroughly examine your case and fight for the compensation you need to move forward after an accident at a workplace. To learn more, call Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP today at 1-888-684-7192 to schedule a free consultation.