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Industrial workplace accident at Ohio steel plant injures 4

Industrial safety is something that is easily taken for granted. Every time an industrial accident occurs, the reaction from the company is usually a reaffirmation that worker safety is a top priority, and that it is always taken seriously. And in some cases, that is probably true.

As a recent accident at an Ohio steel plant shows, however, industrial workers’ accidents continue to occur with some frequency.

The incident involved a factory explosion that occurred during the investigation of a water leak. While the workers were examining the leak, a piece of metal somehow dropped into a factory furnace, triggering an explosion. According to a statement released by the company, three workers were injured seriously enough to be taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital; a fourth injured worker suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

As happens after many worker injuries, the accident led to a temporary shutdown of factory operations. A series of investigations will now commence to determine the exact cause of this  industrial accident. The steel company has already stated that it has begun an investigation of its own, and state and even federal agencies will also likely become involved.

As for the injured workers, it remains to be seen what their next actions will be. Workers’ compensation is a source of financial benefits that should be available regardless of the cause of this industrial accident. It is not always easy to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, however, and sometimes it is wise to seek legal counsel in order to secure these.

Source: NewsNet 5 Cleveland, " Three workers injured in explosion at Republic Steel in Lorain, life-flighted to hospital ," June 16, 2014

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