Philadelphia Injury News

Worker hospitalized after 720 lbs. of ham fell on his head

After a ham weighing 720 lbs. dropped atop his head, the Pa. packer of pork meat was airlifted to hospital.

At around 5:44 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, a worker in his early 30 was doing his task at Hatfield Quality Meats in Montgomery County in Hatfield, when the pile of ham crashed down suddenly.

According to reports gathered, the poor man who preferred to remain unanimous felt the brunt of 36 hams, each weighing 20-pounds, landed on his head as the whole bunch plummeted to the ground.

Company officials have not given any comment on the incident as they did not give their side to the public.

The unidentified packer was employed at the plant located on Block 2700 block in the Clemens Rd. in Hatfield on Wednesday evening.

After a pallet of ham fell on top of him, the worker was airlifted by medical helicopter to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. No official state of his condition was published.

The accident was happened at 5:44 o’clock in the afternoon at Hatfield Quality Meats. Three dozens of hams weighing a total of 720 pounds landed on the worker’s head.

The extent of the man’s injuries is unclear but the man was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived, said spokesperson John Reininger.

Spokesperson John Reininger said that extent of the man’s injuries was not clearly stated but he was alert and conscious when paramedics arrived.

At 5:44 o’clock that afternoon, the office of Hatfield Quality Meats called for assistance. Responders immediately rushed to address No. 2700 Clemens Rd. where they immediately airlifted the injured to the Medical Center of Penn Presbyterian.

No wonder, the packer was really injured with the 3 dozen hams weighing 20 pounds each falling over his head. Meanwhile, officials of the company have not yet given their side.

It is always a misfortune when an employee such as this meat packer is injured in the work place. Fortunately, he is entitled to benefits that can protect him. There are benefits and protections coming from the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.

According to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, medical expenses are provided for injured workers; and, in the case, they will not be able to work, they are entitled to wage-loss compensation benefits until they are able to go back to work. Much more, dependent survivors will also receive death benefits are for work-related deaths of th family provider.

Benefits will be paid by either by private insurance companies or the State Workers’ Insurance Fund.

Almost all Pennsylvania workers are covered by the Act. Employers are mandated to provide workers’ compensation for all of their employees for both seasonal and part-time workers.

But it is important to keep in remember that chances of obtaining fair benefits are enhanced by hiring a specialist to claim these benefits.

If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured due to negligence or someone else fault, contact an accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.


Source: Philly Com


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