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November 2013 Archives

Woman claims husband's brain disease caused by work conditions

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided to allow the lawsuit filed by the wife a former employee of Armstrong World Industries to move forward on Nov. 18. The lawsuit claims that the Lancaster man sustained a workplace injury by being exposed to chemicals that negatively impacted his brain.

2 dead in mining accident

Pennsylvania residents may be interested to learn about a fatal mining accident that occurred in southwestern Colorado. Although the factors that led to the accident are still under investigation, it has been determined that a 34-year-old man and a 59-year-old man were killed as the result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Four of the 19 other mine workers involved were admitted to the hospital and have been listed in fair condition.

PTSD benefits for sexual assault low in military

Data released on Nov. 7 showed that military personnel in Pennsylvania who claim that they acquired post-traumatic stress disorder due to verbal or physical sexual assault might struggle in their effort to receive benefits. The Service Women's Action Network and the American Civil Liberties Union researched the topic of sexual violence when it came to receiving workers' compensation in the form of veterans' disability benefits.

Acid explosion burns 2 Pennsylvania workers

Two workers were taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton after they were injured in a nitric acid explosion on Nov. 7 that occurred at the denture manufacturing facility in which they were employed. The facility is located on the former grounds of U.S. Steel near Falls Township.