Pittsburgh sportscaster suing chemical companies over dad’s death

 Monday, May 19, 2014


A Pittsburgh sportscaster is taking on some of the nation’s biggest chemical companies, accusing them of making pesticides that killed his father. Tom Walsh died of leukemia at just 56 years old, after he spent 38 years working on Pittsburgh-area golf courses.He grew up around the golf courses his dad was responsible for keeping green. Among them the former Alcoma Country Club in Penn Hills where Tom Walsh worked for more than two decades. “He loved golf. He loved working outside. He loved to take care of golf courses,” Rich Walsh said.