The Dangers of Defective Highways

Many people would be surprised to find that a sizeable number of car accidents, injuries and deaths are caused by hazardous road conditions or poorly designed highways and bridges. State or local governments, agencies, and municipalities can be held liable for creating hazards on the roadways that millions of vehicles depend on for safety each […]

Chevron Pays Nearly $1 Million Fine in Fatal Pennsylvania Explosion

This month, the Chevron Corporation paid approximately $940,000 in fines for a fatal explosion that took place at a Pennsylvania gas well last year. Officials reported that this marks the state’s largest fine for a single incident. Last February, Chevron contractor employee Ian McKee died in the explosion after natural gas escaped from a new […]

Dangers of the Construction Industry

Pottsgrove, our neighbor to the northwest, has seen an increase in motor vehicle accidents on its roadways in recent years, prompting new, much-needed construction projects. With improvements, however, come dangers for participants in the projects. Construction zones create dangers for drivers and the construction workers themselves that are working on or near traffic on the […]

Demolitions Safety 101

It is true that construction workers face many hazards on a daily basis while at work. With that said, it is very important for employers to ensure that all workers on a demolition site are fully aware of the hazards and safety precautions before work begins and as it progresses. A man was killed and […]