Fires and Explosions
Construction Site Fires and Explosions Cause Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Every Year
Construction industry accidents take many forms, far beyond power tool injuries or falls from scaffolding. Due to the many inflammable chemicals, pressurized containers and heat-powered tools, such as flame torches, soldering irons and brazing torches, construction site fires and explosions are very common as well, and extremely dangerous. The potential scenarios are endless—welder injuries due to arc flashes and blasts, plumbers burned in brazing fires, even painters in the wrong place at the wrong time when a pressurized container exploded. Each of these injuries needs immediate medical attention, and an experienced crane injury lawyer can pursue your workers compensation benefits so you can heal.
Workplace Explosions and Fire Injuries on the Job Need a Forceful Workers Comp Attorney
A burn injury is the most common result of a building site explosion or fire. But if a worker was thrown by an explosion or hit by falling debris, numerous other injuries could occur, including broken bones, hearing and vision loss, and a long list of injuries requiring surgery. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, repair and maintenance activities accounted for 48% of pressurized container explosion deaths on the job and welding accounted for 24% of chemical explosion workplace fatalities.
If you were injured, or lost a loved one, in a workplace fire or explosion, call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano today toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We help injured workers in New York get the compensation and closure they need and deserve.