Pottsville, PA Worker Injured While Driving Snow Plow
Recently, a snow plow truck driver was injured in Pottsville, PA. As the worker was getting out of his truck, it slid and knocked him to the ground. The driver was then dragged approximately 30 feet and pushed into a building. According to the report on WNEP, the driver’s leg was injured in the accident.
It’s fortunate that the plow truck driver was not injured more seriously. This is just one example of the dangers of snow removal. Driving a snow plow is tiring work and is similar to what commercial truck drivers and many other motorists experience. It’s important for all drivers, especially those of larger trucks, to be extra careful when operating their vehicle. Another way to help prevent snow plow accidents is for drivers of these vehicles to check all of their equipment before each use to make sure the vehicle is working properly.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2009, there were 1,682 work-related deaths from transportation incidents, more than any other work-related fatality. There were 265 workers that year who were struck and killed by a vehicle. Pennsylvania had 55 transportation-related worker deaths that year.
The snow plow driver would be well advised to contact an experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney. The skilled lawyers at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP can help workers who have suffered a work injury receive adequate compensation for their injury and related losses. We can conduct all of the necessary research that is required to effectively and successfully pursue a work injury case. If you have recently been injured while on the job, call us today at 1-888-684-7192.