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Category: Work Accident

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

Man Dies in Hunting Accident

Written by HeavensLawFirm on November 30, 2017

Every year hunters die during deer hunting season due to accidents and 2017 was no exception.

Randy Gozzard, 62, from St. Petersburg, Florida, and originally from Ashtabula County, Ohio, was killed while he hunted with three friends along Horton Road in Monroe Township.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues to…Read More

Product Liability: Man Suffers Paralyzing Fall after Carabiner Fails

Written by HeavensLawFirm on November 29, 2017

Companies that sell faulty or defective products can be held legally responsible when consumers are injured.

In some cases, it’s even proven that companies knowingly sold products that put consumers at risk, and then waited too long or did not bother at all to issue warnings or to remove the dangerous…Read More

One Person Fatality and Several Injured in Fiery Crash in West Goshen Township

Written by HeavensLawFirm on November 29, 2017

Several people were injured and one area political figure lost his life in a multi-vehicle crash that occurred on Route 202 in West Goshen Township, Chester County recently.

The crash shut down the highway going both ways for several hours.

The nine vehicle accident occurred when a tractor trailer slammed into a…Read More

Stripper Car Crash

Written by HeavensLawFirm on October 3, 2017

A recent ruling by the Ohio State Supreme Court determined The Living Room strip club in Dayton had no Dram Shop liability and would not have to pay a $2.85 million verdict under the state’s Dram Shop Act. The Act, established in 2004, says bar and tavern owners are liable…Read More

Jury Rules Accident Caused by Poor Loading Dock Procedures

Written by HeavensLawFirm on October 2, 2017

A jury recently ruled the injuries of Paul Michalec, a 47 year old chief engineer, were caused by poor loading dock procedures.

Michalec’s injuries occurred on May 28, 2015, when he and a co-worker drove to American Supply Co., Inc., in Philadelphia to pick up materials. Michalec’s co-worker positioned their vehicle…Read More

Mining Accidents a Major Concern in Pennsylvania

Written by HeavensLawFirm on April 24, 2017

The recent incident involving a Lincoln County miner’s death was caused by a rock that fell between roof bolts, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

The miner, Dennis Fillinger of Harts, West Virginia, was injured at the CK Mine No. 5 near Williamson in Mingo County in February….Read More

Road Worker Deaths – Need for Safety

Written by HeavensLawFirm on May 19, 2016
The Need for Greater Road Worker Safety

While road construction worker deaths nationwide are down from what they were, they are still far too common. There are many different factors that contribute to the death toll here, but almost all of them involve drivers, not mistakes on the part of road…Read More