An on-the-job injury in Pennsylvania can quickly snatch away a person's
ability to work and thus his or her ability to make money. Fortunately,
workers' compensation is designed to help employees who have suffered
workplace accidents. An explosion recently took at a plant in another state, causing four
workers to have to go to the hospital. Two of these workers have since
The explosion took place at about 11 p.m. on a Thursday. Workers at the
biofuels plant were performing maintenance on a particular hydrogen line.
The blast occurred while the plant was being repaired following an earlier
April explosion that caused two workers to be injured and brought production
to a halt.
Of the four hurt in the recent explosion, two remain hospitalized as of
the latest report. One of the worker's conditions was listed as serious,
while the other person's condition was considered good. The plant
manufactures liquefied petroleum gas, biodiesel and renewable naphtha.
Sometimes, workplace accidents in Pennsylvania happen even when workers
take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. This is why workers'
compensation insurance is so valuable; it enables an employee who has
been injured on the job to receive benefits regardless of fault concerning
the cause of the accident. In addition, employers are generally shielded
from being sued by injured workers. Anyone who has been hurt on the job
has the right to pursue a claim for insurance benefits to cover the medical
treatments needed and to replace a portion of any job income lost while
Source: theadvocate.com, "Second worker injured in last week's plant blast released from burn
unit, two remain in hospital", Sept. 8, 2015