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March 12, 2018

Trench Collapse Accidents in the Construction Industry

Posted on March 12, 2018 Trench collapses have doubled recently over the past few years, and we want to make sure that all workers are offered protections in the workplace. With measures in place to easily prevent these accidents from happening, we ask ourselves a vital question: How do they continue to claim the lives of many every single year? Some of the reasons why include ignoring safety rules put in place for employees, lack of supervision on the job, the pressure to get the job done quickly instead of safely, and more. With Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]
March 1, 2018

Cameron Allen Funk Killed in Mellott Manufacturing Accident

Posted on March 1, 2018 On Wednesday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police was called to the scene of an accident at Mellott Manufacturing when a young man was killed. The 19-year-old’s name was released today as Cameron Allen Funk. When a piece of machinery fell on him, Cameron Allen Funk was killed due to death blunt force head injuries. His death was ruled as accidental. As of right now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating exactly how the accident occurred. Mellott Manufacturing has been in business since the 60s and is family-run, producing logs and equipment for lumber handling. […]
February 2, 2018

Fatal Crane Accidents: How Are These Serious Cases Handled?

Posted on February 2, 2018 This morning, Pennsylvania State Police and the Franklin County Coroner were called onto the property of Manitowac Cranes for a crane accident occurring on Rote 16 in Shady Grove, between Greencastle and Waynesboro. Spokesperson Brent Miller confirmed that two people have been killed and at least one is thought to be injured, though no names were released yet. A spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) confirmed that the organization would also have involvement in investigating the incident. The Reality of Crane Accidents  There are approximately 250,000 crane operators in the U.S. at […]