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Sean George

In 1975, a catastrophic workplace explosion left 19-year-old steamfitter Sean Patrick George with burns over 65% of his body, and one of his coworkers dead.

Sean George has over 39 years experience as a Journeyman Steamfitter with Local Union #449 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has worked both the industrial side of the business (mills, chemical plants, nuclear power plants, coal fired boiler houses) as well as the commercial aspect (new construction on hospitals, schools, hotels). He has held various welding certifications in Pennsylvania, and has also worked in Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Wyoming and Florida.

Sean, 66, is an OSHA authorized outreach trainer for the ten and thirty-hour construction training courses as well as first aid/CPR and permit required confined spaces. He served as the director of safety training for the Pittsburgh Steamfitters for eight years.

The photos to the left show Sean, 19, before and after the explosion that killed a coworker and left Sean with burns over 65% of his body. The photo on the left is Sean at work.


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