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Worker’s Leg Crushed in Accident at Sippel Steel Facility in Ambridge, PA


Ambrudge, PA — A man was hospitalized after his leg was crushed at the Sippel Steel FAB facility in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, on Friday, June 12, 2015.

How the accident happened is unclear. The man was taken by emergency workers to a hospital in Pittsburgh.

The victim’s name wasn’t available and local reports had no information on the man’s condition.

The accident is currently under investigation. It isn’t clear whether or not the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had been made aware of the accident.

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Scene of the Accident

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Almost as important as what happened here is why it happened. Workers’ comp law will typically bar an employee from filing a claim against their employer in the case of a work-related accident. However, there are certain times when this doesn’t apply. Some states have a gross negligence clause which says that if an accident happens because of conditions an employer knew about yet did nothing to remedy, they can be held accountable for it. Now, workers’ comp laws vary from state to state. That means that something that applies in Oregon won’t necessarily apply in Oklahoma. Victims of these accidents will want to consult with experiences professionals, just to make sure they understand how the process works, and what their options are.

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Jason is back to work and is now playing Sled Hockey and wheelchair rugby!! Jason is the strongest and most amazing man! He may nly have 1/2 a leg, but that is ALL he is lacking!! Thanks to prayer and GOD and awsome first responders and Baylor doctors. Jason's wife, Sheila
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