Earlier this month, a construction worker suffered burns to over 50% of his skin after a major gas line explosion in Fort Myers, Florida. The 30-year-old worker was in critical condition at Tampa’s General Burn Unit. He was reportedly working the bulldozer that punctured the 8 inch line, and his brother rescued him.
Another accident victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene of the accident. The construction accident occurred around 2pm, and barriers surrounding the scene of the accident came down around midnight that night. Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration plan to investigate.
Here in Massachusetts, a gas explosion in Readville damaged several buildings, causing 40 homes to be evacuated earlier this month. Such explosions can cause significant damage to property and cause debilitating personal injuries.
Source: Roads back open after gas line explosion, WinkNews.com, November 12, 2010
If you or a loved one has been injured in an on-site explosion, scaffolding accident, or other workplace hazard, then please contact the Boston personal injury lawyers at Altman & Altman for a free initial case evaluation.