Posted on November 23rd, 2010
An explosion and fire at a lithium battery-making plant on Nov. 18 caused one wall of the lab to be blown out.
The explosion occurred at Electochem in a reinforced corner of the building. All of the 215 employees were evacuated after the explosion and no injuries were reported.
The director of operations for the plant said that the explosion occurred as a battery was being “pushed to the limits” while inside an oven. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the event and the an internal investigation will also be underway.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Wisconsin workplace explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.
Posted on November 1st, 2010
Seven construction workers were injured after a high-temperature water line exploded on the University of Utah campus.
The accident occurred Monday as crews were working in an underground vault around 11 a.m. The water line exploded and causing boiling water and steam to go into the vault.
Two workers were critically injured and were taken to the University Hospital for burn and inhalation injuries. Five more workers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials are continuing to investigate the incident to determine what caused the break in the vault.
Workplace explosions can happen unexpectedly and cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.
Posted on June 16th, 2010
A man from Galveston has filed a $75,000 suit against Valero Halgo Power and Babcock & Wilcox over injuries that he alleges that he sustained after a boiler explosion at a Valero plant.
The man was security guard who was assigned to patrol the premises of Valero’s Texas City plant on Dec. 4, 2009. The complaint says that a large boiler exploded that night and the man claims that he suffered serious, permanent injuries to his body as well as mental injury. The suit was filed on June 7 and the man is seeking monetary damages as well as a jury and trial.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace explosion, contact the Wisconsin Boiler explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.
Posted on April 9th, 2010
Rescue teams searching for survivors of the April 5 West Virginia mine explosion were forced back early Friday in the face of fire, smoke, and fear of another explosion. This setback is the latest in a series of unfortunate circumstances slowing down efforts to rescue miners believed to still be alive in the rubble of the mine.
Since Monday’s explosion, rescue teams have three times probed 1,000 feet below the surface and five miles deep but been forced back before managing to continue further. Each time, the discovery of dangerous gasses that could cause another explosion has been the reason.
At least twenty five miners were killed, but hope remains that four miners survived by making it to one of two refuge chambers located in the mine containing oxygen, food, and water. Rescuers found the first refuge chamber empty but were forced back only 500 feet from the second chamber due to explosive gasses.
The company that owns the mine was fined millions of dollars last year for inadequately managing the levels of toxic and explosive gasses in the mine. Many blame their alleged disregard towards safety precautions for the disastrous explosion. If you or someone you love has been injured in an explosion-related accident, contact the Wisconsin explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.
Posted on March 16th, 2010
A construction worker was seriously injured earlier this month while working on a welding project at the Verizon Wireless data center in Carteret, NJ.
The worker had been welding when a sudden explosion blew the doors of his pickup truck off their hinges. The doors subsequently crashed into the worker. The worker was rushed to the trauma center of the University Hospital in Newark for treatment. No one else was injured in the accident. The cause of the explosion is still unknown.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of an explosion, contact the Wisconsin explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.
Posted on March 5th, 2010
In late February, an explosion at a manufacturing factory injured two employees.
Officials say the explosion occurred after an electrical transformer blew out. Archer Wire International Corp. is the factory where the explosion occurred. Two people were injured in the fire, but the condition they are in now has not been released. Officials say that the explosion caused minimal damage to the factory and that OSHA will be investigating the accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace explosion, contact the Wisconsin workplace explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.
Posted on February 26th, 2010
There was an explosion at Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP’s refinery in Shreveport, Louisiana on February 5.
The explosion occurred in a wet gas scrubber at the refinery. The explosion was reported to be felt from miles away. The refinery is the primary producer of hydrocarbon waxes and gels, but the plant also makes gasoline and diesel fuels. So far, no serious injuries have reported.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a workplace explosion, you know how dangerous they can be. You need experienced representation on your side. Contact the refinery fire lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.
Posted on February 19th, 2010
Five people were killed and at least 12 more were injured after an explosion at a Connecticut power plant.
The explosion sent earthquake-like waves miles away. Around 11:25 a.m., an explosion erupted at Kleen Energy Systems LLC, a natural-gas plant. Injured workers were airlifted away from the scene. Four pipe lifters were in the room with the main generator and were killed immediately, according to state officials. The cause is still being investigated. This blast may be considered one of the worst industrial blasts in America in recent decades.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace explosion, contact the industrial plant explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.
Posted on February 10th, 2010
In the Aspen Gold Business Park, a fuel tank explosion caused damage to several buildings. The explosion occurred just miles south of Leadville.
The company Gas Consultants was the location of the fuel tank explosion. Two men were trapped under a garage door after the blast. Two men at the scene peeled the door out of the frame. Three people were sent to the hospital with injuries from the fire. The fire was contained by multiple fire fighters.
If you or someone you love would like to learn more about the dangers of workplace explosions, contact the Wisconsin fuel tank explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.
Posted on January 25th, 2010
There was a fire at an oil refinery plant in Norco, Louisiana causing the plant to be shut down.
The fire was caused by a leak in the distillate tank. It broke out around 11:30 p.m. and was extinguished by on-site emergency crews. One employee was injured during the fire. The cleaning up process is underway, but the plant has been able to continue its operations.
If you or someone you love would like to learn more about the dangers of a workplace fires, contact the Wisconsin refinery fire lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.