SCRANTON – An Ohio man alleges he was injured when welding for his employer when a slag pan exploded.
Steven Becher filed a complaint on July 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Norfolk Southern Railway Co. citing the Federal Employers' Liability Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was working for the defendant on Jan. 14, 2015, as a welder and sustained physical injuries when the slag pan suddenly exploded. The plaintiff holds Norfolk Southern Railway Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide the plaintiff a safe place to work and required welders to weld in temperature extremes below industry or manufacturer's standards for safe operation.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount that exceeds $150,000. He is represented by Voci R. Bennett of Keller & Goggin P.C. in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-00941-MPK