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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.

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.

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.

Four injured in University of Missouri building explosion

Posted on June 30th, 2010 No Comments

An explosion at a bio-chemistry lab at the University of Missouri injured four people on June 28.

The bio-chemistry lab explosion blew out 17 windows in the lab and left it destroyed. A lab adjacent from this one was also damaged.

The four people who were injured include, a graduate student, two post-doctoral fellows and a research scientist. All of the injuries were said to be non-life threatening. An investigation to find the cause of this explosion is still currently underway.

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

Two dead after explosion at Army base

Posted on May 24th, 2010 No Comments

Two contract workers were killed after being injured in an explosion at an Army base in Alabama. The workers were removing propellant from rockets at  Redstone Arsenal, where the army conducts missile research.

The two workers died in the hospital the night after the explosion from injuries suffered. There has been no information released on the cause of the explosion but officials say that the building recently passed safety inspections and was specifically designed to minimize the possibility of explosions.

Part of the building was destroyed in the explosion and one other worker who was nearby managed to escape from harm.

Workplace explosions can be dangerous and change the lives of all involved. Our thoughts are with the family of the victims.

Gas line explosion kills one utility worker

Posted on May 7th, 2010 No Comments

Police are investigating a gas line explosion in Columbia Falls, Montana that killed a utility worker.

The blast occurred May 6, when Four NorthWestern Energy workers were responding to reports of a gas leak when the residential home exploded. One of the workers was killed in the blast and another one suffered non-life threatening injuries. The blast was very powerful and the home was leveled because of it.

Houses were being evacuated hours after the exploison and it took fire officials two hours to get the fire under control.

Gas explosions are very dangerous and cause extreme heartache for the friends and family members of people injured in fires. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all involved in this fatal accident.

Oil rig explosion off coast of Lousiana injures twelve

Posted on April 26th, 2010 No Comments

An oil rig explosion off the coast of Lousiana left 12 employees injured and 11 or 12 more missing. The rig is operated by the Transocean Deepwater rig and is leased to the by British Petroleum (BP).

Twelve employees required medical transport and seven were said to be critically injured. The rig, which can function in up to 8,000 feet of water, had 126 people on the rig when the explosion occurred. Eleven or twelve of the employees are still being searched for by rescue crews. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but a full investigation of the incident is expected to be underway.

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

Employee killed in steel plant explosion

Posted on April 21st, 2010 No Comments

An employee at Vitaulic Plant in Pennsylvania was killed in a furnace explosion at the plant.

According to officials, a vessel containing molten metal erupted spewing metal. The exact cause is unknown at this point. The 37-year-old woman burned 75 percent of her body in the explosion.

A fellow worker tried to help the woman and also received burns and both women were rushed to the hospital. The 37-year-old women later died of the burns she suffered in the explosion.

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

None injured in air compressor explosion

Posted on April 14th, 2010 No Comments

According to police, a large air compressor exploded at a Viking Pump manufacturing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, late Sunday. No one was injured.

Firefighters called to the scene around 11:35 p.m. found excessive smoke but what appeared to be minimal damages from flames. The fire was quickly brought under control, but investigation is ongoing as to what damages the building may have sustained from the explosion.

Viking Pump manufactures industrial pumps for a variety of purposes.

It is the responsibility of a company to maintain the safety standards of their workplace. If you or someone you love has been injured in an explosion while on the job, contact the Wisconsin explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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