Father of Pennsylvania man who burned to death is suing police

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. When such a loss comes at the negligent hands of another, it can be even more difficult to move forward. Aside from the emotional pain it causes, a wrongful death could leave you with serious financial concerns that you may not be ready to face.

In a Pennsylvania case, the father of a man who was killed during a confrontation with police is filing a federal suit against police for wrongful death.

About two years ago, police were investigating accusations that a 24-year-old Clarion County man had assaulted his girlfriend. State troopers surrounded the girlfriend’s home and told the man to come out. He reportedly refused, and police broke down the door.

Before police entered the home, the man had doused himself in gasoline. The police used a Taser on the man, which allegedly caused him to catch on fire. The 24-year-old died after sustaining burns to 98 percent of his body, according to the father’s complaint.

The father’s attorney said the man suffered from a mental disability. He also said police did not need to Taser the man as he was unarmed and posed no immediate threat.

The man’s father is suing state police for civil rights violations, wrongful death and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Situations like this illustrate the tragedy of a wrongful death. Unfortunately, survivors of the deceased are often faced with serious financial burdens. Experienced Pennsylvania attorneys understand how complex and technical these cases can be. Strong cases can be built to help families recover compensation for the loss of a loved one.

Pennsylvania worker killed in Pepsi warehouse accident

Injuries that happen in the workplace can be sudden and overwhelming. You may feel frustrated and unsure of how to handle the situation or what your rights are. Workplace accidents can cause serious injury and, in the worst situations, even death. Two men from Pennsylvania were involved in a recent Florida warehouse accident that left one injured and the other dead.

At a Pepsi bottling warehouse in Tampa, Florida, one contract worker was killed and another injured when an automated lift machine fell onto them from 20 feet above. Both men are reportedly from Pennsylvania. Maintenance was being performed on the machine when the accident occurred early in the morning.

Tampa Fire Rescue found one man dead under the machine, and the other had suffered serious injuries to his legs. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment.

The machine that fell was used for the storage and retrieval of products. There are usually no people in the area when it is operating.

Officials notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the accident. It is unclear whether charges have been pressed.

When a loved one is injured or killed in a workplace accident, it can be difficult to cope with. Workers and their families expect employers to provide safe working environments, but unfortunately, not all of them take necessary measures to ensure workers’ safety. Experienced Philadelphia attorneys understand how complex workers’ compensation and wrongful death cases can be. Strong cases can be built to help victims obtain compensation.