Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 8:19 pm
Downtown Harrisburg will be host to several different Cinco de Mayo festivities this Saturday in honor of the Mexican holiday.
At 10 p.m. on Saturday night, a 10-minute fireworks presentation will begin. Afterwards on Restaurant Row, there will be several different performing acts to entertain the large crowds, including a contest for jugglers, magicians, and fire swallowers.
Food vendors will be available to serve attendees traditional Mexican food, and a 20-foot tall pinata will be in the center of downtown. The pinata will be filled with prizes and candy, and the Mayor of Harrisburg said it will be a focal point of the evening.
To learn more about the festivities taking place for Cinco de Mayo, please visit Penn Live today.
Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 2:40 pm
On Monday morning in Philadelphia around 3:00 a.m. a fire broke out in a vacant six-story warehouse. Firefighters attempted to put out the flames, but the flames continued to spread to adjoining buildings.
One of those adjacent buildings was a furniture store. Five firefighters entered that building in hopes of finding the cause of the growing fire. Tragedy struck when a wall collapsed on top of the men. One firefighter was able to retreat from the rubble, and locate help for the others. That help came too late for two of the men, who lost their lives in the building.
The workplace accident also left the other two men with life-threatening injuries. They were transported to a local hospital, where one is currently in critical, but stable condition, and the other has managed to secure a stable condition diagnosis from his doctors. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined, and investigators believe that it could take a while before it is known due to the size of the building.
Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 8:39 pm
The cruise ship, Costa Concordia, crashed into rocks near the coast of Giglio, Italy on Friday and numerous injuries and casualties have been reported.
The ship was carrying 4,200 passengers. Of those people, there have been six confirmed dead and 16 are missing. Reports are claiming that the captain of the ship moved the cruise liner too close to the shore and struck a large pile of rocks in the water. These rocks created a 160-foot gash in the boat, thus causing it to tip.
A worker on the ship was injured during the crash and awaited the arrival of rescue workers to bring him to safety. The injured worker is believed to have broken his leg.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and friends during this difficult time and our hopes are that the missing individuals are found safely.
Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm
Last week, a Pennsylvania man was killed in a tragic workplace accident at the Purina Mills plant in Maryland, near Halfway in Washington County. According to the county sheriff’s office, the man, 25-year old Aaron Ball, was killed when he fell into a feeder line at the plant.
The worker was said to have been cleaning machines at the plant when the accident occurred. Ball was contracted with the company. The Washington County Sheriff’s office and the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Division are investigating the accident and plant for safety violations
Reports state that the elevated fall accident occurred at around 4:38 P.M. and emergency crews arrived at the scene soon after.
Our sympathies go out to the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 5:07 pm
Six workers were injured in a workplace accident at the EME Homer City Generation power plant last Thursday when a steam pipe burst. The accident occurred at around 8 A.M. when a six-inch steam pipe ruptured. Investigators are looking into what caused the pipe to break.
The power plant creates 1,884-megawatts of coal-fired power and employs around 255 people. The plant was automatically shut down after the pipe burst and the employees were evacuated as quickly as possible. Officials believe there was no significant environmental damage.
The injured workers were taken to two different hospitals for treatment of various unspecified injuries. Three of the victims had to be transported via helicopter to the burn unit of West Penn Hospital.
To discuss obtaining workers’ compensation if you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident caused by defective equipment, contact the Harrisburg defective equipment lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at today.
Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 4:13 pm
Last Monday, a man was seriously injured in an industrial workplace accident in Pennsylvania at the Reading Anthracite Co. property in Saint Clair. The company is located on Dark Water Road approximately 1.5 miles from Route 61.
Police responded to calls that an accident had occurred at the location involving an unspecified piece of machinery. When paramedics and police arrived at the scene, they found a worker trapped underneath the heavy machinery. The accident occurred during a strip mine operation. Officials are investigating what caused the piece of machinery to trap the man.
Rescue crews were able to remove the man within 30 minutes of their arrival. He was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Contact the Harrisburg injury attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at if you or someone you love has been the victim of a workplace accident involving injuries and would like to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Pennsylvania.
Posted on Monday, January 10th, 2011 at 5:49 pm
A tragic construction workplace accident occurred in Allentown last week when a trench collapsed on top of two workers. The accident occurred last Tuesday at around 8:30 A.M. when two construction workers were working in a six-foot deep trench to replace duct lines at the west end of the Linden Street Bridge.
While the two men were working on the duct lines, concrete and gravel began to fall on top of them, trapping them in the trench. Paramedics were able to rescue one man, Otis Smothers, and take him to a nearby hospital. Doctors listed Smothers as being in fair condition with unspecified injuries. Tragically, the other worker, 20-year old Michael J. Wilson of Downingtown, was not rescued in time and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 at 3:04 pm
Last month, 4 people were injured and 1 man was killed in a tragic workplace accident at Gallatin Steel in Kentucky. The accident occurred in a garage on the property owned by Harsco Corp. based out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Two witnesses to the accident say that the workers were changing a 10 to 12-foot tall tire on a front loader vehicle in the garage when it exploded. 48-year old employee Robin H. Kelley was pronounced dead after being taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
Site manager, 50-year old David Davanzati, had to be taken via helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital in serious condition. Three other workers were taken to Carroll County with various injuries and were released after being treated.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kelley’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 6:07 pm
Last week, a BAE Systems employee passed away five days after a workplace accident involving a defective cherry picker at the company’s defense plant in West Manchester Township.
63-year old Dale Lentz was operating a lift similar to a cherry picker when he became pinned between an overhead garage door and the lift. An employee found Lentz crushed and unconscious at around 7:30 A.M.. Lentz was transported to York Hospital for his injuries and passed away five days later from the injuries he sustained the in workplace accident.
Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators are working on determining what caused the accident and why the lift was defective.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lentz’s family and friends during this difficult time.