Last Friday, a 46 year old Pennsylvania man was killed in a logging accident in Williamsburg. He and his manager were clearing trees on a private property when a tree fell, striking him in chest and pinning him to the ground. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Logging Accidents in Pennsylvania
Logging accidents, while rare, often result in death. The nature of logging requires work to be performed in areas far from accessible roads. EMS personnel may have difficulty accessing the victim and the nearest hospital may be hours away. In crush type situations, immediate medical attention can make the difference between life and death.
When a logger is killed in a logging accident, workers’ compensation will offer some compensation to the family. However, what many Pennsylvania residents do not know is that other parties may be liable. Machinery malfunctions often lead to logging and other work site accidents.
A product manufacturer may be liable in a logging accident case. Machine maintenance companies may also be liable. Having a logging accident case reviewed properly by a knowledgeable and experienced logging accident lawyer is very important. Such lawyers almost always provide free consultations.
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For more information, call our Pennsylvania and New Jersey logging accident lawyers at 800.220.7600. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.
Our logging accident attorneys represent workers in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.
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Published: July 16, 2012
*Source: AltoonaMirror.com, “Accident kills logger”, July 14, 2012