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While work injuries can occur in any occupation in Camden County, New Jersey, certain industries are known to have higher rates of fatal workplace accidents.

BLS Report Reveals Top Causes of Fatal Work Injuries in Camden County


While work injuries can occur in any occupation in Camden County, New Jersey, certain industries are known to have higher rates of fatal workplace accidents. When a worker is killed on the job, their surviving family members have the right to pursue compensation for their death. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) […]

When Renee was hit and killed in the motor vehicle accident, she traveled to work to begin her shift as a public safety telecommunicator

New Jersey State Police Employee Dies In Car Crash While Driving to Work


On February 23, 2018, Renee Wright was on her way to work at the New Jersey State Police when she was killed in a car crash. A 17-year-old driver struck Wright’s Hyundai after failing to yield to traffic. The impact of the collision caused Wright’s vehicle to spin. The Hyundai was then hit by another […]

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Construction Worker Killed After Buried and Trapped in a Trench Collapse


Construction work and construction sites involve potential risks and dangers that can cause the workers to suffer injuries or lose their lives. Heavy objects may fall, tools and equipment may malfunction, failing to following safety procedures and techniques, shock or electrocution, and the collapse of buildings and structure are a few types of accidents that […]

Woman dies in collision, is then struck in a hit-and-run


According to, a woman named Annabel Aponte of Glassboro, New Jersey, was involved in a car accident, and then was struck by another vehicle in a hit-and-run. Initially, it was believed that the 32-year-old woman survived crashing into a tree in Deptford, New Jersey, and was then killed when a car hit her as […]

Hit-and-run driver strikes and kills 16-year-old student


According to police, the driver of a car belonging to a woman’s niece hit and killed a teenager along a road in South Jersey on the night of March 29. The driver then fled the scene of the accident. The motorist, who is 40 years old, struck a 16-year-old student of Pennsauken High School. The […]

Philadelphia Judge is named to oversee Amtrak cases


As a result of the Amtrak derailment that occurred in May in Philadelphia, there have been over 60 lawsuits filed alleging personal injury and wrongful death. A federal court panel stated that one judge in Philadelphia will manage the cases. The federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is a group that is responsible for organizing […]

Victim’s family files wrongful death claim against NASCAR star Tony Stewart


Last year, a 20-year-old sprint car driver named Kevin Ward Jr. was hit and killed by a vehicle driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart. Ward’s parents allege that Stewart lost his temper when he rammed into Ward, and they have filed a wrongful death claim against Stewart. The incident occurred in August 2014 at Canandaigua […]

Chain-Reaction crash kills two adults and baby


A man driving with a suspended license, driving while intoxicated and in possession of drug paraphernalia caused a fatal accident on July 12 in Rockaway, New Jersey, that killed two adults and a baby. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Interstate 80 in Rockaway Township. According to authorities, a car and a sport […]

Allegedly defective aquarium heater blamed for Philly fire


They may not be as ubiquitous as fish in the sea, but home aquariums are a very popular means of maintaining piscine pets in households across the United States. But for one Philadelphia apartment dweller, the watery environment he kept in his unit allegedly became the source, through its heater, of an inferno that consumed […]