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Defective product is the possible cause of tree stand collapse

A defective product may have been the cause of injury for a Pennsylvania hunter. A Penn Hills, Pennsylvania man fell from his tree stand causing serious injuries. This incident occurred late Tuesday afternoon near Dalecrest Road in Allegheny County. Details of what cause the man to fall from his tree stand is unknown currently, but the man was saved when the fallen man texted his friend. The text said that he was injured and fell from a height as high as 20 feet. The emergency responders had to make a half-mile trek to reach the victim and then had to carry the man up the hill back to safety.

"We typically use eight guys to carry but you're only good for so long. We had to stop and swap out with another eight, then swap out again. So it's very fatiguing to try to carry someone up the hillside like that in that kind of terrain," said Penn Hills Station 2 Fire Chief Dave Sanford. After being rescued the man was taken to the local hospital via ambulance.

Many people presume that a product they are buying is safe or else it would not be sold in stores. In most cases this presumption is correct, but at times companies cut short on the safety of their product. To them leaving out an extra screw or an additional reinforcement bar can decrease manufacturing costs which then in turn increases profit. This can lead to a defective product that can have a harmful impact on consumers.

If you have used a defective product and have been injured due to this product, you have a right to compensation for the damages the defective product caused. Contact the defective product attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. for a free consultation at 800-777-4081 if you or someone you know have been a victim of a defective product.

Source: WTAE "Man falls from tree stand in Penn Hills" Kelly Brennan 12 November, 2014

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