Clearfield County Recycling Plant Explosion Accident Injures Workers
On September 22, one worker was burned and another suffered hearing loss from a Pennsylvania explosion accident at Novey Recycling, near Clearfield County. According to wjactv.com, the workers were using a metal barrel as a workbench. Pressure built up inside the barrel and caused it to explode.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, thousands of U.S. workers are killed or seriously injured in accidents at industrial plants. Approximately 4,340 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2009.
Poor supervision, lack of communication, poor worker training, and use of defective machinery or tools all contribute to workplace accidents. These types of accidents occur when OSHA safety regulations are not followed. An investigation may show that the company did not properly protect employees against this kind of industrial accident.
The workers who were injured at Novey Recycling would be well advised to seek the advice of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. The Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorneys at Cherry, Fieger & Marciano will examine and analyze the area the accident occurred to make sure that everything was operating properly and that the company and its workers were following proper guidelines. They also have experience with “third party claims,” which are claims filed against parties other than the employer in a workplace accident.
If a worker is seriously injured and unable to work for months, workers compensation benefits may not cover the expenses these families face and third party claims would be much more. Cherry, Fieger & Marciano offer free and confidential consultations. Call (888) 684-7192 today.