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What are the common injuries associated with a trench collapse accident in Pennsylvania?

 

A: Suffocation, poisoning, and drowning are just a few of the common injuries associated with a trench collapse accident in Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of trench collapse on a construction site you should seek the help of a Philadelphia industrial accident lawyer.

A trench collapse accident in Pennsylvania can lead to a number of injuries related to either falling or being crushed by the soil. Additionally, these types of accidents can also cause explosions or electrocutions.

Some of the more common injuries associated with a trench collapse accident in Pennsylvania include:
 

  • asphyxiation (lack of oxygen);
  • poisoning (inhaling toxic fumes);
  • suffocation (weight of soil);
  • broken bones (falling or being crushed);
  • drowning (when water is involved);
  • burn injuries (from explosion or electrocution); and
  • death

Falls are some of the most common types of accidents that could also lead to back, neck and head injuries. A fall can also cause a rotator cuff injury. When these are a result of a trench collapse accident in Pennsylvania, then you should speak to a Philadelphia industrial accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Additionally, workers can be injured by equipment used in excavation. Trenching equipment can fall onto workers or ladders may fail, all which leads to injury.

Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their workers are safe by doing such things as:
 

  • testing for hazardous fumes;
  • providing safe access into and out of the area being excavated;
  • protecting employees from loose soil; and
  • other safety measures.  

A failure to provide safety to employees could lead to a serious or even fatal accident in Pennsylvania. You should consult with a Philadelphia industrial accident lawyer immediately, in order to determine what your next step.

Help After Being Injured in a Trench Collapse Accident in Pennsylvania 

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work but employers are required to follow stringent safety guidelines to prevent an accident in Pennsylvania. If you have been severely injured in a trench collapse accident in Pennsylvania, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by a manufacturer's negligence.

Contact a Philadelphia industrial accident lawyer at White & Williams LLP
today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - (215) 864-7168.


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