Working at a plant which mixes chemicals to produce ammunition for the U.S. Army would register as a dangerous place to work on almost anybody’s common sense radar. However, that doesn’t mean that your work doesn’t have to adhere to appropriate safety standards to reduce that danger as much as possible, like all other plants in America. If your work 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. This may be the best way for you to begin to recover money damages for your medical bills and pain.
According to the U.S. Army, there was an explosion in early April at an ammunition plant outside of Kansas City, Missouri, which killed one worker and injured four others. Army officials have said that the blast at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri, just east of Kansas City, Missouri, occurred in a building where chemicals were being mixed and then added into primer. The building has been secured and rendered safe, allowing investigators to begin looking into what caused the explosion.
The plant also had an explosion in 2011, in which six people were injured, and it has been fined for workplace safety issues at least three other times. When the 2011 explosion occurred at the plant, injuring six people, Alliant Techsystems was the contractor operating the facility. OSHA fined the plant for workplace safety issues that year and also in 2008 and 2012. The largest penalty was in 2011, when Alliant was initially fined $28,000 after being cited for its “serious” issues with process safety management of hazardous chemicals.
If you or a loved one have been burned or injured in an explosion, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for you 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 our Boston explosion accident lawyer experts at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!