A crane accident this morning at the Manitowoc plant in Shady Grove, PA has killed a workers and injured several others. The accident occurred at about 830 AM this morning. No other details are available at the moment.
“There’s definitely a serious accident with a fatality involved. That’s all I can tell you at this time,” Warner said around 9:30 this morning.
The Franklin County Coroner and Pennsylvania State Police were called to the scene on the Manitowoc property that fronts Route 16 in Shady Grove, between Greencastle and Waynesboro.
Manitowoc manufactures cranes in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, formerly known as Grove Manufacturing. In 2016, Manitowoc closed its manufacturing operations in Manitowoc, which subsequently eliminated 528 positions. Work from the facility relocated those operations to the Shady Grove, Pennsylvania plant. The Shady Grove operation employees between 800 and 900 employees.
Death on the job have been rising in recent years. In 2013, OSHA reported 3,635 deaths on the job. That rose to 3,728 in 2014, then to 3,751 in 2015, and 4,098 in 2016.
In Pennsylvania, widows and children of injured workers are entitled to workers compensation death benefits. It can be a complicated issue and the litigation that could result from the death of an injured worker can be quite complex. At Mooney & Associates, we have a full workers compensation litigation practice. We operate 16 offices throughout Central Pennsylvania. Injured workers are entitled to a FREE consultation with us and can call 717-200-HELP or 1-877-632-4656.