Workers’ Rights

Published — May 21, 2012 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

VIDEO: A laborer dies in a gas explosion, safety questions linger

Introduction

On Sept. 3, 2009, contract laborer Nick Revetta was killed in an explosion at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Plant near Pittsburgh. Revetta’s death and the events that followed reveal the limitations of a federal law meant to protect American workers.

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