Helicopter Accident Leaves 2 Dead and 1 Injured in McKean County

                By on April 9th, 2018 in Accident News

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Helicopter Crash in McKean CountyOf all accident news, today’s story is anything but typical. Motor vehicle accidents tend to be the dominating source of accidental injuries throughout Pennsylvania, however, this catastrophic mishap encompasses a vehicle of a different kind. The big story this morning involves a helicopter crash that happened yesterday evening, about 150 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Smethport.

The company, FirstEnergy is currently constructing a 15-mile wide transmission project located in McKean County. It was there that a helicopter carrying two workers who were stringing power lines crashed, unfortunately resulting in the deaths of both workers. The pilot suffered catastrophic injuries for which he is currently being treated.

Names have not yet been released at this time, and the detrimental seriousness of this accident cannot be understated. Additionally, the treacherous account of this unfortunate mishap may have led to the deaths of two workers, although it is important to understand that on-the-job accidents do not generally yield such horrific results. Nevertheless, this accident should technically be considered a construction accident, which is almost always horrendously serious.

At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we understand the seriousness of all accidents, be they motor vehicle or construction related, or both, as in the case of this injurious disaster. While it is not always clear why such an accident occurred, it is vital to know that you have compassionate and confident representation fighting for you. If you have been hurt in any kind of construction or motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, do not hesitate to call 888-208-1810 today!