The Port of Tacoma in Oregon has seen what may appear to be an inordinate amount of worker deaths over the past few weeks. Not just one but two longshore workers have died in two separate accidents since March 12. Both men were evidently employed by the same company, Pacific Crane Maintenance Co. When fatal work accidents like this occur, surviving family members may discover that they can file for workers' compensation death benefits. It is not yet clear whether that will prove to be the case in these two accidents.
Oregon readers will be glad to know that there were no children on board a school bus that was involved in a crash recently on our roadways. The bus versus car accident happened in the early morning hours just as the bus driver was beginning her route to pick up kids for the day. Unfortunately, the kids had to find other ways to get to school the day of the crash.
An Oregon politician was one of the victim's of a crash that happened recently in Portland. The woman, Diane Rosenbaum, is the Senate Majority Leader in the state legislature. She and her friend both suffered injury that required medical treatment after the unfortunate pedestrian accident.
A little girl from Oregon has battled cancer of the kidney twice since 2007. This has been a difficult struggle for the 11-year-old. Recently however, her struggles were intensified after she suffered personal injury when she became engulfed in flames in a local hospital room.