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Residential Pennsboro explosion kills one person

Posted on November 10th, 2013 No Comments

On Monday, October 21 one person was killed in an explosion and fire that wrecked two houses in Pennsboro, West Virginia.

James White, the director of the local Office of Emergency Services, reported that firefighters responded to the explosion on East Myles Avenue around 10 p.m. The responding officials suspect that gas or propane caused the explosion.

Witness statements mention flames that exceeded trees in height. One person died as a result of the explosion; however, no other residents were hurt. Investigators are still searching for the definitive cause of the explosion.

Property damage caused by explosions and the resulting fires can be extremely expensive to repair. Additionally, physical injury and mandatory surgeries often put explosion victims in a dire financial situation. If you have been victimized by an explosion in Wisconsin, contact the explosion lawyers of Habush, Habush, and Rottier S. C. at 800-242-2874.

Names released of those killed in Wyoming explosion

Posted on September 8th, 2011 No Comments

The state has now identified the names of the men that were killed in a Wyoming workplace oil explosion.

Officials from the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration have identified the victims that were apart of the fatal oilfield explosion. Two men worked for Double D Welding and the other worked for Wild West Construction.

The explosion occurred at Samson Resources Co. Officials are still at the scene at this time and the Wyoming OSHA has 180 days to determine the cause of the explosion and see if any workplace violations were attributed to the cause. Workers at the plant were installing a fuel line earlier in the week, but officials with the plant have said that this was not the cause.

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.

Fuel tank explodes at Indiana factory

Posted on February 1st, 2011 No Comments

Wednesday night, a fuel tank exploded at a factory in Warsaw, Indiana.

According to officials, there was an explosion at a factory at about 9:30 p.m. after a piece of equipment, that was being held in the paper storage area, caught fire.

Several employees tried to fight the fire themselves, but firefighters were called to the scene. There were no serious injury reported in the fire at this time. The factory is owned by RR Donenelly and they work to produce printed and digital communications products.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire or explosion, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the  workplace explosion lawyers Wisconsin of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 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.

One worker was killed and one injured when a tanker truck exploded

Posted on December 27th, 2010 No Comments

A man from Ford City was killed and a co-worker was injured after a tanker truck exploded at West Penn Energy Services.

According to police, the 26-year-old man was killed in the explosion along Route 210. A 58-year-old co-worker was also injured in the accident and was taken to the hospital by helicopter. according to the vice president of operations at the plant, the explosion occurred when they were “thawing a valve” on the back of an empty water tanker in the facility’s yard.

After the explosion, the man hole cover blew off and struck the employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration are currently investigating the accident.

Explosions can cause serious injury to all involved and change the lives of many. 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.

Electrical blast in Miami injures two

Posted on August 23rd, 2010 No Comments

An electrical explosion at the SunTrust building in downtown Miami injured two Florida Power & Light employees on Aug. 17.

The workers were working on an electrical panel in a vault when something sparked the electrical explosion. Maintenance workers near by saw the smoke and immediately called fire crews.

One worker suffered burns to his face while the other suffered  burns to his leg and they were both transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The explosion caused a power outage and workers were sent home.

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

Gas explosion in PA injures 15

Posted on July 16th, 2010 No Comments

Wednesday morning, there was an explosion at the Clariton Works U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  The Clariton Works plant is the biggest coke manufacturing facility in the country.  The facility produces around 4.7 million tons a year of coke, a raw material used in steel making.

The fire from the explosion burned at the Clariton Works facility for hours causing it to shut down.  Union officials believe the explosion was caused by a gas line.

14 workers at the facility were burned in the explosion, and another suffered chest pains.

One killed in fuel company fire

Posted on July 6th, 2010 No Comments

An explosion at an alternative fuel company has killed one person, according to Ventura County fire authorities.

The explosion occurred in the Simi Valley business area and caused all businesses in the area to be evacuated. The cause of the blast is still under investigation but officials have said that it was most likely a water-based explosion.

There were three people in the building during the explosion, two of which did not need medical attention and were able to evacuate the building without any help from emergency crews. Fire crews then searched the building to find the third person dead inside.

Fuel explosions can be very dangerous and can cause serious injury, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.

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