With the school year coming to a close and the summer holidays approaching, residents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere can likely expect to experience an increase in traffic. Because many seek to drive to their vacation destinations, it is possible to see more traffic at any point of the day. While this is great for tourism and revenue in the state, it can become problematic for motorists. Distracted driving, drowsy driving and driving while intoxicated are three major concerns on the roadways. When a motorist is negligent, this puts many lives at risk and increases the chances of an automobile accident occurring.
Technology is an important part of the world today, but with improvements come dangers. People can stay in touch easier than ever before, but texting and driving is extremely dangerous.
When one pictures injury from a vehicle, the image conjured likely involves damaged vehicles. But not all automotive peril in Pennsylvania derives from car accidents. Some of the danger is far more insidious, involving no damage to the vehicle and victims who are not even in the car: carbon monoxide poisoning. And a key culprit in dozens of carbon monoxide poisoning cases around the country is the keyless ignition.
Certain industries, like manufacturing, commercial fishing, health care and construction are infamous for workplace accidents and higher rates of workers' compensation claims than others. Lately, the warehouses that fulfill orders for online retailers, such as the eight Amazon facilities in Pennsylvania - including one in Pittsburgh - have received heightened attention from regulators and watchdog organizations.