Posted On: February 21, 2011 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Hanover, PA Worker Injured in Machinery Accident

Recently, an employee at a manufacturing plant in Hanover, Pennsylvania was injured while at work. He was operating material handling equipment and accidentally backed it into himself. According to The York Dispatch, the worker cut his leg, which required stitches. He also injured his ribs.

Every year, there are hundreds of machinery accidents in workplaces across the United States. In 2009, 414 workers were killed after they were struck by an object or equipment, and an additional 112 workers were killed after they were caught in running equipment or machinery.

Pennsylvania machinery accidents can involve many different types of machinery, including crane accidents; fork lift rollovers; missing or faulty safety switches and guards on machines; workers losing fingers, hands, or arms while working on lathes, slicers, mills, rollers and other equipment; workers backed over by machinery; malfunctioning equipment that causes injury or death; and many other types of accidents caused by a wide range of equipment. If machinery is not properly designed or created by a manufacturing company, or is not maintained properly by a workplace, it may result in machinery accidents in PA that that can seriously or fatally injure workers.

If an employer is found to be negligent and their actions contributed to a workplace accident in Pennsylvania, the injured worker and their family may be entitled to receive compensation for the worker’s injuries and related losses. If you or a close family member has been injured or a family member has been killed in a machinery accident in PA, the Philadelphia machinery accident attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP may be able to help. Call 1-888-684-7192 today for a free consultation.