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Explosion causes house fire, sends two to hospital

Posted on August 17th, 2011 No Comments

A California woman and her husband were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. for treatment after escaping a house fire caused by an explosion.

After hearing a loud boom coming from the residence, neighbors immediately went to aid the couple in escaping from their burning home. According to police and fire and rescue volunteers who were called to the scene, one side of the two-story home had been blown away in the explosion, and the fire was advancing through the rest of the house.

Fire marshals believe the home’s propane tank or multiple gas appliances could be to blame for the explosion. The husband was released from St. Mary’s with no injuries. The wife has been transferred to Washington Hospital Center for further burn treatment.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a house fire caused by a  propane or gas explosion, contact the Wisconsin residential gas explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Two injured in Madison house explosion

Posted on July 26th, 2011 No Comments

An explosion in the basement of a house near the University of Wisconsin-Madison injured two men remodeling the home. The workers suffered from burns and were rushed to the hospital. Two other people inside the house were not harmed.

The explosion blew out the windows and plastic sheeting. The cause is still under investigation, but experts believe it was an accident that occurred while the men were remodeling.

Electrical work, chemical fumes, and welding are possible causes for the explosion and should be used with extreme caution.

If you or a loved one has been injured after being involved in an explosion, contact the Wisconsin workplace explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., by calling 800-242-2874.

Explosion causes car wash to level out

Posted on July 1st, 2011 No Comments

An explosion in Lancaster caused a car wash to level out when the blast occurred at 3:30 a.m.

The explosion was so powerful it caused chunks of the building to fly across the street and knocked out windows of nearby mobile homes. A number of homes in the mobile park were damaged in the explosion.

The car wash was near a propane site, but it is unknown at this time whether or not this play a role in the blast. An investigation into the explosion is underway at this time.

If you or a loved one has been injured after being involved in an explosion, contact the Wisconsin workplace explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Limited production to start at Gallatin plant after explosion last month

Posted on June 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Officials have announced that the Gallatin manufacturing facility will have limited production beginning this week after the explosion that occurred in late May.

The explosion in May killed two workers and injured three others and changes at the facility were supposed to be made in order for it to reopen. Production was completely halted after the most recent blast.

One man that was injured in the blast remains in the hospital at this time. Over the next several weeks, full production is expected to occur at the plant.

Our thoughts are with the victims and those who are still recovering from the blast.

One person injured in furnace explosion at recycling plant

Posted on February 8th, 2011 No Comments

One person was injured after the furnace at a recycling plant exploded in Rosemount.

The accident occurred on February 8 the Spectro Alloys plant when the furnace ignited a piece equipment that was nearby. Investigators are still currently looking for the cause of the accident. One person was rushed to the hospital as a result of the accident and their current condition is unknown.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion, you need experienced representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Wisconsin plant explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Two firms fined after Indiana well blast

Posted on January 11th, 2011 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that two firms will be cited and fined for nearly $200,000 for work place violations after an explosion at an oil well in Indiana Township.

The explosion occurred on July 23 when three workers at Northeast Energy Management, Inc. were welding equipment. Huntley & Huntley had contracted the energy company to repair a leaking barrel, that contained flammable material.

The explosion caused the tank to be launched into the air and it landed 70 yards from the site. Two of the workers were killed and the other was uninjured. One violation that was given to the company for failing to provide flame retardant clothing.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.

Tesoro fined after explosion that killed seven

Posted on October 5th, 2010 No Comments

The Tesoro plant  has been cited for 39 “willful” violations after the blast on April 2 that killed seven people.

The total fine id $2.38 million for the 39 “willful” violations and the five serious violations. The plant was scheduled to restart yesterday.

After an investigation into the accident it was found that the explosion occurred in the Naphtha Hydrotreater Unit of the plant when workers were turning on nearly 40-year-old heat exchangers when one of them split and caused the blast.

The lab found cracks in one of the heat exchangers and decided that Tesoro disregarding multiple workplace safety regulations which caused the death of the seven people.

Industrial plant explosions can cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims.

Pipe bomb injures woman in San Diego

Posted on September 27th, 2010 No Comments

A 52-year-old woman was seriously injured after a pipe bomb exploded when she started her vehicle outside of her workplace on Friday.

The homemade explosive device blew out the windows of the truck and left the woman with non-life threatening injuries. Emergency crews immediately transported the woman to the burn center at the hospital for emergency surgery.

Police officials then cleared the block and evacuated the residences nearby while they determined what caused the explosion. Officials then determined it was a homemade bomb, but do not know whether it was positioned on the truck or on the roadway.

Explosions can cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.

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