The gas well explosion just north of Bobtown near Dunkard Township in rural Greene County has caught national attention. The explosion at the Chevron facility has cost one man his life and left another injured.
A quiet suburban neighborhood just outside of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area was rocked by an earth-shattering explosion this past weekend that seriously injured two people, and left multiple houses either damaged or destroyed.
For many people, there is no harder feat than trying to stop smoking after many years of indulging their habit. While many will decide to take the more traditional routes like quitting cold turkey, using a nicotine patch or taking prescription medications, a growing number of people are now turning to electronic cigarettes, which supposedly provide users with all of the nicotine but none of the harmful side effects of smoking.
Apartment building owners are responsible for ensuring that their tenants live in a safe environment. This means being in compliance with building codes and performing regular maintenance checks to ensure that there are no potential dangers to tenants. After all, Pennsylvania renters don't hand over their hard-earned cash each month to live in hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, not all landlords are as good about maintaining buildings as they should be. When buildings are neglected, however, problems can arise.
Last month, an employee of a Pittsburgh-area steel plant suffered minor injuries when a fire broke out at the plant. The injuries suffered by the worker were not severe, but he was taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter as a precaution.
Under a new state law, volunteer firefighters exposed to carcinogens - such as asbestos - at the scene of the fire can collect benefits after they develop cancer.
Less than a week ago yet another Pennsylvania industrial accident injured three workers. Three contract employees were burned as a result of a flash fire at natural gas drilling site in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Residents of Allentown, Pennsylvania, thought a bomb went off in one neighborhood last night. Over 10 people were injured, and five more expected dead, following a gas explosion on 13th Street around 11 pm on Wednesday night. The Allentown Morning Call reported that the explosion could be heard for miles.