Krasno Krasno & OnwudinjoWhen You Need A Workers' Compensation Or Social Security Attorney
Serving Philadelphia Since 1936
No Fee Unless We Win
En Español

Factory accident death leads to OSHA fine for Pennsylvania firm

In October of 2012, an independent contractor was working with employees of Glassport-based Tube City IMS at the Nucor Steel plant in Norfolk, Nebraska, when an accident took his life. He and the Tube City employees were there to dismantle and salvage an old piece of equipment for Nucor at the time of the factory accident, which occurred when the man and two other Tube City employees were in a pay loader and attempting to remove a steel counterweight, which broke loose and hit the victim, another worker and the pay loader they were standing in. One employee was injured, and the independent contractor was killed and pronounced dead at the scene.

After an investigation of the factory accident by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Tube City was recently fined $14,000 and cited for exposing its employees to workplace hazards. It has 15 days to contest or accept the fine and citations.

Recent OSHA statistics show that in 2011, 4 million workers were injured in on-the-job accidents and more than 4,600 workers were killed in such accidents. This statistic equates to 13 workers dying and almost 11,000 workers being injured each day in on-the-job accidents. While significant improvements have been made in workplace safety over the last few decades, factory accidents and other workplace incidents are still too common in American industry.

All workers who are injured on the job, however, are entitled to compensation for their injuries, and there are options for the partner and family of a deceased worker as well. After a workplace accident, injury or fatality, a personal injury attorney with experience in representing factory workers and machine operators may be a valuable resource in seeking financial compensation for injuries and fatalities to help workers and their families pay for the often hefty expenses associated with severe injuries or death.

Source: Journal Star, "Company cited for worker's death", Feb. 14, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

YOU HAVE 120 DAYS TO REPORT A WORK INJURY - DO NOT DELAY! Fill out the form and an attorney will be in touch with you shortly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Attorneys Recognized For Excellence

Our Philadelphia firm and attorneys have received numerous accolades in the area of workers' compensation law. Several of our attorneys have been recognized by their peers and listed in Super Lawyers since 2006. The Super Lawyers process recognizes the top lawyers in their fields in Pennsylvania.

Since 2010, our law firm has been rated as a tier-one law firm for workers' compensation law claimants in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Firms Edition.

Since 2009, Jason Krasno has been selected to the Best Lawyers® "America's Best" series. The Best Lawyers® award is given only to a handful of attorneys throughout the United States each year. Jason was also selected as a top workers' compensation attorney. You can see the articles on Jason in Newsweek's Aug. 23, 2010, edition.

Krasno Krasno & OnwudinjoWhen You Need A Workers' Compensation Or Social Security Attorney
Serving Philadelphia Since 1936

1429 Walnut Street, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Toll Free: 877-794-2396
Phone: 215-310-0001
Philadelphia Law Office Map