Allegheny County residents with work-related injuries are covered by insurance Pennsylvania laws require employers to carry. Workers' compensation benefits pay for injury-related medical costs and replace victims' lost income. Families of employees also receive benefits, following the immediate or delayed death of a worker in the course of employment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited a Pennsylvania factory, where a Mersen USA research and development director died. A blast in a work oven claimed the 52-year-old visiting executive's life in late January. Two others were injured, including a 58-year-old production manager at the St. Mary's electrical parts factory, north of Pittsburgh.