Thursday, October 28, 2010

Law needed to stop cell phone use while driving

I know I keep harping on this, but it's important. Many of the cases that are handled at C&C Law are caused by distracted drivers. Cell phone use, either talking or texting, is one of the leading causes of driver distraction, thus accidents.

This opinion piece from the Towanda Daily Review caught my eye. It's a good read and provides many statistics to push home the idea that Pennsylvania needs a law that prevents the use of cell phones while driving.

Friday, October 22, 2010

2009 Work Injury Statistics

Good news. The US Labor Department released a report that work injuries in 2009 declined to 3.6 cases per 100 full time workers. Here's the report.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Injured Cargill employees 'resting,' says spokesman

Just a quick follow up from yesterday's post regarding the injured workers' at the Cargill meat processing plant in Wyalusing (formerly Taylor's Meat Processing). Here's an updated article from the Towanda Daily Review.

I hope that during the investigation Cargill retains all of the machinery involved. In a pump or pipe failed then that has to be investigated. Who manufactured the pump? Was it done correctly? Did they use inferior metals that gave way to the heat. There are a ton of standards that must be met in manufacturing these types of systems. If those standards weren't met then due to some company trying to cut costs, then someone needs to be held responsible for these workers' injuries.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Two Cargill employees injured in Wyalusing Plant

As per the Towanda Daily Review:

Two Cargill employees suffered burns in an incident at Cargill around noon Wednesday in Wyalusing, Mike Martin, spokesman for the company, said.

He said two male maintenance employees were working on a pump in the tallow rendering plant. He declined to name them.

Carroll & Carroll, P.C. has handled a lot of workers' compensation cases against this plant over the years. I hope these workers' recover from their burns. And I hope Cargill doesn't try to attempt to bring these injured employees back to work too soon, as they often do.