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November 22, 2017

Workplace Injuries by the Numbers

Workplace Injuries by the Numbers Workplace accidents are all too common these days and often have a devastating impact on the injured and their family.  Those injured by these accidents can be out of the workforce for weeks, months, years and in some cases may never be able to recover to return to work.  Many ending with fatalities. The risk for workplace injury varies by industry and type of work.  For example, construction is a dangerous industry and as you would expect, the worker doing the construction is the statistical risk of injury compared to an executive sitting in an […]
November 17, 2017

Stewartstown Collision Kills a Man and Injures One Woman

Stewartstown Collision Kills a Man and Injures One Woman (October 24, 2017) A two car accident has caused tragedy for two Pennsylvania families as a Stewartstown collision kills a man and injures one woman. A report from EIN NewsDesk indicated that police on the scene did not yet have much in the way of details but were able to determine that the collision was head-on and both drivers were reported to be injured at the scene.  A vehicle driven by Forest See, 76 years old from Shrewsbury is believed to have left his lane on Orwig Road, traveled directly into […]
November 8, 2017

Man Killed on Construction Site in Pennsylvania Turnpike, October 11, 2017

Another tragic event has occurred on our highways in Pennsylvania.  At approximately 4:15 am on Oct 11th, Mr. Robert W. Marchetti, 63 years of age, was at work.  Mr. Marchetti was part of a construction crew working on the Pennsylvania Turnpike nearby the Kittatinny Tunnel in Franklin County’s Fannett Township.  From Mr. Marchetti’s perspective, he was performing a task to earn a living which came to an abrupt end when a car, without warning, hit the bucket on the construction vehicle he was operating in a marked area for road work.  In the beat of a human heart, his vehicle […]
November 1, 2017

Distracted driving: a clear and present danger

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately nine people are killed and over 1,000 injured each day in the United States in distracted driving crashes.  Distracted driving is defined as doing anything while driving that takes your attention away from driving. Types of distraction The CDC cites three primary types of distraction.  They include: Visual Manual Cognitive When most people think of distracted driving, the first thing that comes to mind is a visual distraction.  This involves taking one’s eyes off the road.  Texting or operating a navigational system are common examples.  The CDC states that at […]