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Category: Work Accident

Gas Plant Explosion Causes Worker’s Death

Written by HeavensLawFirm on January 4, 2019

Jeffrey Fisher, 61, of Salem, West Virginia, was killed in a gas plant explosion in Washington County. Officials confirmed Fisher died at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following the explosion and his death was related to the burns he suffered in the incident, though the Medical Examiner’s Office has yet…Read More

West Virginia Coal Miner Dies in Machine Accident

Written by HeavensLawFirm on October 24, 2018

A West Virginia coal miner was recently killed in a machinery accident.

According to the regulators from the Office of Miner’s Health, Safety, and Training, Roger W. Herndon was struck in the side of his body by a piece of steel auger drill. Herndon, 33-years old and from Rainelle, was an…Read More

Fall Kills Man on the Job

Written by HeavensLawFirm on October 17, 2018

Gregory Boasela, a construction worker from Columbiana, Ohio, was recently killed on the job after falling about 60 feet off a building. The event occurred while Boasela was working on the expansion project at Ellwood Quality Steel.

Boasela was 32 years old and died at the scene from blunt force trauma….Read More

Ladder Recall Issued by Werner for Ladders from Home Depot and Lowe’s

Written by HeavensLawFirm on September 20, 2018

A recall was issued in June 2018 for nearly 78,000 ladders sold at Lowe’s and Home Depot stores. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the ladders were recalled because they can break while in use.

At least one consumer has fallen from one of the recalled ladders and suffered…Read More

Driver Identified in Delaware 1 Crash

Written by HeavensLawFirm on July 11, 2018

The victims killed in a vehicle accident on Delaware 1 have been identified as Audie Trinidad, aged 61, and his four daughters, ranging in age from 13 to 20.

The mother of the children, 53 year old Mary Rose Ballocanag, is still listed in stable condition and is in the hospital.

The…Read More

Coopers Creek Home Explodes

Written by HeavensLawFirm on January 21, 2018

Firefighters were on scene when a house exploded in the early morning hours in the Coopers Creek area recently.

According to a Kanawha County dispatcher, there were reports of a propane tank rolling down a hill and coming to a stopped next to a house on Rosewood Way. Firefighters arrived soon…Read More

SUV Tractor Trailer Accident Results in One Death

Written by HeavensLawFirm on January 10, 2018

Another tractor trailer accident has claimed a life.

A driver of an SUV was killed recently on Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township when his SUV collided with and became wedged under a disabled tractor trailer on the shoulder of the highway.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred mid-day less…Read More

Man Dies in Webster County Fire

Written by HeavensLawFirm on December 7, 2017

Stephen Cogar, 22, died from smoke inhalation from the recent fire at the Division of Highways headquarters in Webster County. Cogar was found alive in the building and transported to Webster Memorial Hospital, but emergency medical staff were unable to save him.

Cogar, who is survived by his parents, was the…Read More

Boy Dies in Utility Terrain Vehicle Accident in Berks County

Written by HeavensLawFirm on November 30, 2017

A 13 year old boy recently died due to his injuries following a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) accident in Berks County.

According to officials, the boy was one of two teenagers injured when their UTV struck a tree head on. The accident is still under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police.

UTV and…Read More

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