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PA man says benzene exposure at US Steel caused his leukemia

A Pennsylvania pipefitter is suing U.S. Steel’s Clairton Works claiming that while working at the facility for 12 years he was routinely exposed to benzene and benzene-containing products, which contributed to his leukemia. John F. Verlich filed the lawsuit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against the United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh. Verlich says he worked at the coke manufacturing plant from 1971 to 1983. Benzene results from the manufacturing of coke. Terlich claims the volatile chemical was in valves, pumps and pipelines and stored in barrels and tanks throughout the plant. He claims he was exposed ... Read More