State Representative Harkins pushes for safety bill

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A safety bill proposed in Harrisburg three years ago, after the death of an EMTA mechanic on the job, is gaining traction.

Today, State Representative Pat Harkins led a hearing in Harrisburg in an effort to jumpstart the process to finalize a vote on the Jake Schwab Worker’s Safety Bill.  The bill is named for EMTA Mechanic Jake Schwab, who was killed while repairing a bus in his work area and was struck in the head after an explosion. 

Currently, OSHA standards only apply to private sector companies.  Harkins is hoping Pennsylvania will be a leader in changing those rules. 

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