News for Pennsylvania Construction Accident Lawyers – OSHA investigates an explosion where firefighters rescued 2 workers who suffered injuries at U.S Steel company plant.
Clairton, PA (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works worker was killed and another injured due to an explosion at a factory Thursday morning, announced WTAE channel 4 News.
The flames from the explosion were visible on the roof of the building at the plant near State Street in the town of Clairton. Two workers reported to have heard the blast coming from the main control area, where the residual products of the process to create coke are managed. Employees were aware that something was wrong. The Company’s fire rescue team reported to the flaming building and managed to put out the fire.
Firefighters rescued 2 injured workers at the scene. One of the workers, identified by the Allegheny County Coroner as 32-year-old Nick Revetta, resident of Pleasant Hills, was rushed to the hospital, where he was declared dead. A second man, who was injured in the blast, required medical attention, and was taken to the nearby hospital to be treated. The condition and identity of the injured worker is not known.
Revetta was involved with the large Steel Company as a subcontracting worker for Power Piping, based out of Lawrenceville. He was visiting the plant to perform necessary maintenance before the explosion occurred.
U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works released a statement addressing the accident by expressing their regrets about Revetta and voiced that safety is the first priority. The Company also announced that they are going to work with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) www.osha.gov/ to produce a thorough investigation about the fatal explosion.
The Steel Clairton Works Company produces the greatest amount of coke in the U.S and maintains 1,500 employees. OSHA has cited and fined the Company for three other work-related offenses since 2004.