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Tractor Trailer Hit Workers in Construction Zone on the Interstate

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On April 10, 2018, a vehicle hit three construction workers on the interstate. The accident happened because a tractor-trailer rear-ended a car, which launched the car into the three employees. When the collision occurred, the workers were in the construction zone, patching potholes. The driver of the truck escaped the accident without any injuries. However, […]

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Man Working in Closed Lane on the Interstate Killed in Hit-and-Run Collision

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In the early morning of July 31, 2020, a hit and run accident occurred in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania. The driver struck and killed a 30-year-old man working on the interstate painting lines on the highway. At the time of the collision, the victim and another worker were in a lane closed off to traffic. However, […]

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Woman Killed by a Fallen Tree While Driving Delivery Truck

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On July 3, 2021, a tree fell on a delivery truck in New Jersey. The tree uprooted, fell on the road and struck the vehicle as the truck passed by. Dispatchers sent the police, fire department and emergency workers to the accident. The fallen tree trapped the 49-year-old woman in her driver compartment. When the […]

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Man Dies After Being Pinned While Cleaning a Warehouse

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On May 9, 2021, a 23-year-old man died after an accident in a warehouse. The man worked for a company that provided cleaning services to the facility once a week. He died after being pinned between a cleaning machine and shelving in the warehouse.  A worker may not have time to get out of the […]

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An Occupational Disease That Manifests Less Than 300 Weeks After a Worker’s Last Exposure to its Cause is Subject to Workers’ Compensation Law

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Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court recently heard an appeal concerning a former auto shop worker. His claim involved toxic benzene exposure. The claim had been barred under the state’s workers’ compensation law. What needed to be resolved is whether or not his disease could have begun earlier to trigger an exemption to the law.  The claimant, John […]

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Employee Drowns When Riding Lawn Mower Rolls Over Into Water

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In the early morning hours of April 28, 2020, a lawn maintenance worker was operating a ride-on mower, cutting grass approximately 10 feet from the edge of a body of water. His body was found later. He had drowned. There were no witnesses to the accident, but the police estimated the mower driver had changed […]

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New Jersey Permits Personal Injury Damages On Employee Claims For Not Accommodating Disabilities

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A recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision is set to drive change in the laws governing disability discrimination and failing to accommodate such claims under the Law Against Discrimination (LAD). In Mary Richter v. Oakland Board of Education, Docket No. A-23-19 (083273), the court held plaintiffs seek personal injury damages when an employer failed to accommodate […]

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Employee Struck By Tree Trunk In Water Drowns

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It was late in the day on July 26, 2018, when three workers were cutting an uprooted tree trunk laying across the Saddle River and up the bank. The goal was to cut the tree up into sections to remove it. Two of the workers were waiting for the third one to finish his section, […]

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A New Jersey construction company owner pleads guilty to perjury regarding his employees’ work-related injuries

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In May 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began investigating a New Jersey construction company after two employees fell through a skylight in separate incidents. On two different occasions, the employees were repairs to a barn. Its roof had a skylight that did not have barriers placed around it to prevent the workers […]