At least three workers from the Westinghouse nuclear plant in Columbia were recently hospitalized due to burn injuries they sustained in an accident, a September 25 article from The State reported.
According to reports, the incident happened at 4:30 a.m. when a wash tank burst and steam was released that resulted in three injuries. The injured workers, whose names were withheld, were brought to a local hospital then transferred to a burn center in Augusta. Though an internal investigation was conducted after the incident, Westinghouse spokeswoman Jessica Barfield stated that it was caused by “a mechanical issue”. Ms. Barfield also confirmed that the incident did not compromise the public and/or the environment.
Workers who suffer burn injuries in their workplace unfortunately struggle to support the financial needs of their families. However, if this happens to you in Columbia, the lawyers of Goings Law Firm, LLC may possibly help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you need while recovering. Find out how we may work for you today by calling (803) 350-9230.