US Steel Sues Pa. Steamfitter For $7M Over Explosion

Law360, Philadelphia (November 20, 2012, 3:50 PM EST) -- U.S. Steel Corp. sued a Pennsylvania steamfitting company for more than $7 million in state court on Friday, contending that the contractor was responsible under an agreement covering its U.S. Steel work for a 2010 explosion that caused extensive damage to U.S. Steel’s Clairton, Pa., coke works.

The steel giant alleged in a filing in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas that the contract governing Power Piping Co.’s work for the company makes the contractor liable for all of the damages stemming from the explosion,...
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