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Workers injured on the job by sprawling fire

Over 150 firefighters responded to a chemical fire that occurred at a plant in Blake Township, Washington County, PA last week. The fire finally went out after nearly a day. Only one individual, a worker at the train transfer station who has not yet been identified, was reported as being injured in the incident. The worker was reportedly taken to a burn treatment center with severe burns.

The blaze broke out when 30,000 gallons of butane carried by a tanker car began to leak. The leaking fuel caught a spark, likely due to a failed compressor, and burned for 23 hours before it burned out. Firemen were able to keep it under control by constantly spraying the tanker and the nine cars surrounding it.

In addition to the one injury, dozens of area residents were evacuated in case the fire spread. Among the evacuees were residents of a trailer park and a hospice care center.

When a person is hurt on the job, they may be entitled to workers' compensation. These policies may be claimed by injured workers and may useful in helping keep up with medical expenses and everyday bills during the recovery process.

Unfortunately, some companies try to avoid paying such claims, but the injured individual may choose to employ a lawyer with experience in workers' compensation claims in order to get the job done. A knowledgeable lawyer may be able to help someone who has undergone medical treatment after being injured on the job by navigating the legal red tape surrounding workers' compensation claims. The lawyer may be able to aid in the pursuit of all that they and the worker believe that they are owed. If you have been hurt by a fire on the job, call the Pittsburgh workers' compensation attorneys at Dugan & Associates today for a free consultation at 1-888-99-DUGAN.

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