A workers' compensation claim had been filed by a steel worker against Severstal Wheeling, Inc. (formerly Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.). It is purported that the worker contracted bladder cancer while working for his employer, and the workers' compensation claim for this individual has since been upheld.
A staffing contractor that does business in Pennsylvania and three other states is under fire for not providing equipment that would protect temporary workers from asbestos exposure. The contract employees who make $11 to $14 per hour were expected to provide their own protective equipment such as gloves, goggles and respirators or have the cost of such items deducted from their paychecks.
Often conditions at a place of employment are so severe that these conditions will lead to a stroke or heart attack for the worker. For this reason, it has been determined that a Pennsylvania worker will be eligible for Workers' Compensation after suffering a stroke that was determined to be work related.
We probably don't think much about the number of on-the-job health risks that the average worker needs to face. Healthcare workers, for example, are affected by illness or workplace injuries more than just about any other profession - including construction and mining.