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Explosion in Pennsylvania plant injures three workers

Pennsylvania residents may be aware that industrial jobs carry some risks. Some occupations can be extremely risky, which is why employers seek to properly train their employees and make them aware of these dangers. Even when that occurs, some risks cannot be avoided. When a workplace accident occurs, it not only puts the employers on notice but it causes some concerns for other employees and it is important that a proper investigation is conducted and new training and safety features are instilled.

 

An accident recently occurred at a factory located in Pennsylvania. The Chester County industrial accident occurred around 10 p.m. at the Arcelor-Mittal plant when a bucket containing molten steel supposedly exploded at the plant. Emergency personnel responded to the workplace accident. Three people were found to have suffered injuries in the explosion and all three were transported to the hospital for treatment of their on-the-job injuries.

 

 

The workplace accident is still being investigated to determine the cause. A workplace accident could be very detrimental for both employees and employers. The incident could seriously injure a worker causing them to be out of work while they recover. In addition, the employer may have to halt operations due to damages, investigation and reduced productivity due to injured workers being out while they recover.

 

Those injured in the incident could seek monetary damages through workers' compensation. Financial burdens in the form of medical expenses, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and lost wages suffered as a result of the work accident could be covered from the award through the claim. When a workplace accident occurs, it is crucial that employers take the steps to avoid similar incidents. In addition, training and safety features should be upgraded and implemented.

 

Source: Abclocal.go.com, "Industrial accident at Coatesville factory leaves 3 injured," May 24, 2013

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