Seventeen Workers Injured In Workplace Explosion In Newport, Washington.

Just because a worker works in a plant where there are always added risks of an explosion does not mean that the company can skimp on proper safety measures. In fact, companies that do know of the added risk due to what they manufacture or what materials are being worked with should do the exact opposite and have increased safety measures to ensure their workers are as safe as possible under dangerous conditions. This, unfortunately, is not always the case and many employees suffer explosion related injuries. The team of expert explosion accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have been successful in recovering millions of dollars in damages for our Massachusetts clients.

A Spokane, Washington aerospace company will pay one of the largest penalties ever to the Department of Labor & Industries and will continue to be listed as a “severe violator” as part of an appeal settlement over safety and health violations at the company’s Newport, Washington plant. Seventeen workers were injured in an explosion at the Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support LLC plant in July 2015. An investigation completed in January 2016 found 17 willful violations, one for each worker who was injured and hospitalized. The company was also cited for 21 serious violations.

The final willful violation affirms that the company used defective equipment and didn’t ensure that safe procedures were used when processing flammable materials in its industrial curing oven, as advised in a consulting engineer’s report. This directly led to the explosion. Along with upholding the severity level of each violation, the settlement requires Zodiac to pay a final penalty of $500,000 related to one willful violation affecting 17 workers, and the serious violations. The company was originally fined more than $1.3 million.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an explosion while at work, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries as well as any outstanding medical expenses. Our Boston, Massachusetts law firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call one of our expert explosion accident lawyers today for a free and confidential consultation. An attorney can be reached 24/7 by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan Worker Dies From Personal Injuries Sustained In Workplace Explosion.

Ever since the advances that were achieved during the industrial revolution, laws and regulations have been put in place to help make sure that factories throughout the United States keep up with appropriate and reasonable safety protocols. When a company fails to do so, and you are injured in an explosion due to the negligence of others, you may be entitled to substantial compensation to help with your lost wages, medical bills, and damages for your pain and suffering. The expert explosion accident attorney specialists at our Boston, Massachusetts law office have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients.

Christopher Hugh Murdock, 45 years-old, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was killed in a workplace explosion accident in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Department Public of Safety said that Murdock was killed shortly after 2 p.m. on August 1st. Officers responded to a call that a person had been injured in an explosion at the business located on the city’s southeast side. First-responders began first aid on Murdock and continued with medical treatment until it was determined he had died from his injuries. Workers at the scene said Tuesday that Murdock was with other workers using a frontend loader to move discarded, wooden industrial pallets to a place where they could be chipped and ground down when he was injured. At that time, a tire on the vehicle exploded.

If you or a loved one have been burned, maimed or otherwise injured in an explosion accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Our expert Boston law firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call one of our Boston explosion accident lawyer experts here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com.

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Three Canadian Workers Suffer Potentially Life Threatening Injuries After An Explosion At Car Wash.

Work places have to adhere to appropriate safety standards to reduce dangers as much as possible. One major area of concern is when flammable gasses are used in areas in which there is an open flame. If your work place fails to meet these standards, as required by law, and you are hurt in an explosion, then you can turn to an experienced explosion accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help you begin the complicated litigation process.

Three men suffered serious burns in a workplace explosion accident in north Red Deer, Canada late Friday afternoon.  Two of the workers were in life-threatening condition while the third was in potentially life-threatening condition. A STARS Air Ambulance flew a 34 year-old man to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary just after 5 pm who was suffering from life-threatening burn injuries. The three were handling a flammable chemical used to clean tires near an open flame when the explosion happened.

It was initially believed that all three victims were employees at the car wash. However, the owner of the car wash, Heebo Jo has stated that only two of the men were employees, while the third may have been there for a job interview.  Another worker at the car wash was lucky to be in the break room, and not near the area in which the explosion occurred, and suffered no injuries. Other staff members extinguished the fire caused by the explosion and did their best to help the victims until emergency crews could arrive.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an explosion accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Our Boston law firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call one of our Boston explosion accident lawyer experts here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority!

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