LGKG | Luxenberg + Garbett + Kelly + George
LGKG | Luxenberg + Garbett + Kelly + George

Call Toll-Free: 800.655.3870

Call now to schedule a free initial consultation

PH 724.658.8535

TF 800.655.3870

Pennsylvania worker killed in landfill accident

When you're injured in an on-the-job accident, the law requires your employer to pay your medical bills and replace your wages if you're unable to return to work. That's why employers carry workers' compensation insurance. What happens if the worker is killed, then? His or her family is left dealing with medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages. In this case, workers' compensation is designed to pay the family for their loss.

One Pennsylvania family is mourning a loved one today after he was killed in a landfill collapse in Fox Township. The 49-year-old was in a compactor when the landfill collapsed, trapping him under 40 feet of disposal. Crews searched for several hours, using radar equipment to find the man. Finally, they got a hit in the overnight hours: a piece of machinery that matched the size and shape of a compactor.

Around 1:30 the next day, rescue crews were able to pull the man out, and he was pronounced dead. Authorities are saying accidental/blunt force trauma was the cause of death.

In a tragic case like this one, workers' compensation should take care of the man's family. However, there are times when insurance companies deny claims or do as little as possible to lend aid to the grieving family.

When that happens, it may be in the best interests of the victims to contact an experienced attorney. A workers' compensation lawyer might be able to help them file an appeal or fight the insurance company to get compensation.

Source: mytwintiers.com, "PA Landfill Worker Found Dead Following Accident Wednesday," February 10, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Lawrence County
315 North Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Toll Free: 800-655-3870
Phone: 724-658-8535
Fax: 724-658-8013
New Castle Law Office Map

Butler County
220 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001

Phone: 724-283-4244
Map & Directions

Beaver County
1126 6th Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: 724-846-4400
Map & Directions

Lawrence County
317 7th Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Phone: 724-758-7581
Map & Directions

Butler County - Cranberry Township
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 177
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Phone: 724-452-1425
Map & Directions

'= '