One of the greatest dangers posed to workers in any industry is the danger of being struck by objects or equipment on a jobsite. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2012, roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities were attributed to such accidents. The Philadelphia workers compensation lawyers with Lundy Law explain a collapse of several tons of rock salt was to blame for an employee suffering a Workplace Accident Injury that ultimately claimed his life.
According to an article published by the New York Daily News, the incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 2, at the International salt storage facility located at the Kinder Morgan Port on Bordentown Road in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Reports indicate the victim was moving salt using a front-end loader in preparation for a coming winter storm. As he was moving the salt though, a large section of a mound collapsed, surrounding the machine and leaving the worker stuck in the cab.
Witnesses immediately attempted to free the vehicle that was now buried beneath the salt, but were unable to do so before the worker died as a result of suffocation.
The Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers with Lundy Law recognize how difficult the loss of a loved one to an unforeseen workplace accident can be and the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the man who was recently killed.