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Man Killed at Worksite Accident in Massachusetts
On May 4, a Pottstown mad died after he fell off a ladder while working as a contract employee. This occurred in Massachusetts on Tuesday.

The victim, Anthony Lyon, 42, was on a ladder at ITW Polymers Adhesives in Danvers. The incident took place at around 8:40 in the morning.

It is not clear at this time what caused his fall.

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January 2017 to March 1, 2018, saw an 11 year high in occupational death for the state of Massachusetts as more and more residents were injured and killed while on the job. According to a new report, construction work remains the most dangerous field, one that accounts for 33% of all job-related deaths. Transportation-related deaths continue to be a large contributor to death rates within the state and a majority of those correlate with seatbelt misuse.

 

While the death toll cannot be marginalized, these numbers are dwarfed by the number of non-fatal injuries and illnesses which reached more than 79,800 recordable incidents.

 

Have you been injured on the job? At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we are here to help you receive the care and compensation you deserve.

Most people never have to deal with a significant workplace injury throughout the course of their careers. But when accidents do happen, workers’ compensation is intended to provide a safety net for those who become unable to work as a result of their injuries.

Workers’ compensation cases can be complicated. It’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side when pursuing a claim. Some of the complexity inherent in these cases arises from the fact that not all employers have to provide their employees with workers’ compensation benefits.

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If you have sustained an injury on a job site, you have choices as to what actions to undertake for compensation. Boston workplace accident attorney

The best way to make the best decision for your case is by consulting with an experienced workplace injury lawyer who can evaluate the details of your injury and help you fully understand your options.

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A New Bedford police officer was struck by a car Monday morning. New Bedford Police Injured in Car Accident

The officer was on foot in a construction area on Church Street when the officer was hit. The accident occurred at about 11 a.m.

The office was injured and treated at the scene. The officer is believed to make a full recovery.

Although, the incident looks to be an accident, the incident is under full investigation.

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On Thursday afternoon Boston firefighters were dispatched to a home for something other than a fire. Boston Firefighter Rescue

They were able to save a female resident after she was trapped underneath a grate in the rear of the house.

According to reports, she was attempting to keep warm.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that less than 10% of construction laborers will be the victim of an injury on site annually. Yet, there were nearly 900 Construction Site Inury Massachusetts personal injury attorneydeaths annually at construction sites across the country.

Construction site injuries and accidents often occur because those in charge try to cut corners to be more profitable. Instead of complying with government standards and regulation, they opt for faster cheaper work. This results in unsafe working conditions, workers who are not trained fully, lack of safety inspections, negligent workers, or defective equipment use.

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In the early morning, dawn hours, of April 14th, a couple of Boston Police patrol cars were in a collision. All threeBoston Police Car Accident of the officers in the vehicles were injured requiring transport to hospital. The accident occurred near Washington Street and Downtown Crossing, according to the Boston Police Department reports.

The patrol cars were traveling in different directions, responding to different assignments. The fourth occupant in one patrol unit was a detainee.

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On April 12, 2018 a Massachusetts jury returned a verdict in favor of Brian Goodrich in the amount of $8.25 million. The award comes after years of litigation beginning in 2013 when Mr. Goodrich’s head was nearly Massachusetts Workplace Injury Results in $8.25M Jury Awardcrushed because the jack holding up a piece of equipment failed. He suffered horrendous injuries which  included facial disfigurement, blindness and loss of cognitive function.

The jury found, after hearing 11 days of testimony, that the company which designed the equipment was a majority at fault. Mr. Goodrich was changing the oil on the equipment meant to melt asphalt and fill cracks in the road. Although Mr. Goodrich acknowledged not using the safety pin with the jack which held the machine up, the company failed to include safety warnings and failed to manufacture the machine appropriately knowing such accidents were possible.

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Earlier this afternoon, as two flatbed truck workers were loading a Honda Accord onto the tow truck, the truck began to roll and ran over one of the workers. He was taken away in an ambulance. The Pipo’s Towing truck ended up descending approximately 250 feet down hill. This occurred on Haviland Street in Worcester at around 1:30 p.m. There were several witnesses to the incident including the three women getting the Honda Accord towed.Tow Truck Rolls Over Worcester Worker

The other Pipo’s Towing worker was also injured when, after attempting to jump into the tow truck to stop it from continuing to roll down hill further, he fell out of the truck onto the pavement. There were no further injuries when the truck came to rest against a tree that stopped it. The accident investigation team of the Worcester Police are investigating mechanical failure as a possible cause, among other factors.

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