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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I’ve been using Aircraft brand stripper for 20 years. It is the most effective and reliable product in my body shop for its purpose. I tried it the other day without this ingredient. It is the most useless stinky horrible stuff I’ve ever seen. I don’t know what this company is going to do now. They are definitely going to go bankrupt. I suppose it’s for the best , but what a bummer. Instead of spending 30 minutes stripping the old paint off of a hood, I spent three hours sanding it off and using tons of electricity and sandpaper.… Read more »