U.S. Steel and subcontractor Power Piping have been fined $175,000 for OSHA violations related to the July 14, 2010 explosion at Clairton Coke Works which injured 15 employees. An OSHA investigation revealed that effective energy control procedures were not provided, which exposed workers to burns.
In addition to receiving Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits, an injured worker can also sue a third party (if not the employer) that negligently caused the work injury. A Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney at Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., can help determine if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Source: ABC News Online, January 13, 2011