A highway construction worker died in South Bethlehem, PA on Wednesday after he was struck by a 2,000-pound section of a concrete highway barrier the day before. The 29 year old construction worker was working on a project to expand Route 41 in South Bethlehem.
An internal investigation is under way and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also launch an investigation into the fatal accident. Details regarding the accident are unknown at this time.
Workplace and construction accidents happen every day. Employers need to ensure that their workers are working in a safe environment. Getting injured at work can have devastating effects on the injured workers and their families.
Injured workers and their families often have legal rights they do not know about beyond workers' compensation claims.
For more information about injured workers' legal rights, contact our Pennsylvania construction accident lawyers.
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