U.S. Steel among companies accused of exposing worker to dangerous chemicals

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2019

BLUEFIELD — A man is seeking damages, claiming that his workplace made him sick due to exposure to dangerous substances such as benzene.

David Hyre filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against CRC Industries Inc.; Safety-Kleen Systems Inc.; Radiator Specialty Co.; United States Steel Corp., fka United States Steel LLC, fka USX Corp.; and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co.

According to the complaint, over the course of the plaintiff's employment with the defendants, the defendant exposed the plaintiff to dangerous substances, such as benzene, while in the course of work, which caused complications to the plaintiff's health.

The defendant is accused of negligence and loss of enjoyment of life and medical complications.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Monica Walaan of Clark Hill in Pittsburgh.

The case has been removed from district to federal court, where it was assigned to Judge Thomas Johnston.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number 2:19-CV-00018

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