Fire & Explosion Accidents
In recent history, in Massachusetts and on the national stage, there have been numerous reports of accidents causing severe personal injury and wrongful deaths following fires or explosions, namely in places of work. Some of the most notable Massachusetts events include the 2010 Middleton power plant explosion, killing six workers and the 2006 Danvers paint factory explosion and fire, injuring at least 10 people and damaging nearly 100 homes.
The experienced Boston lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. know that fires and explosions typically result in fatalities or severe, disfiguring burns and injuries. These complex claims require experience, skill, and thorough investigation. We will swiftly launch an investigation into your claim, hiring experts if necessary to support your case, to get you compensated for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us today at 617-225-2100. We have offices in Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy and serve all of Massachusetts and Southern New England.Causes Of Fires And Explosions
Fires and explosions can result from different hazards, many of which are caused by another person's negligence, carelessness, or recklessness. Hazardous chemicals, coal dust, dangerous electrical configurations, propane and natural gas storage, and other hazards are often to blame.Standards Of Care
When dealing with hazardous materials that can lead to fires and explosions, rigid guidelines are provided from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with regards to their handling, storage, transportation, identification, marking, and even training for individuals working with or interacting with such materials. If these standards are not met, a negligence claim can likely be advanced against offending companies and individuals.Dust Explosions
When a significant number of dust particles collects, according to OSHA, there can occur rapid combustion and fires, when exposed to an open heat source. When this combustion occurs indoors, the intense pressure that results can lead to a deadly explosion. Dust explosions have historically occurred in manufacturing environments, including textile mills, candy/sugar plants, pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, paper and wood plants, and processed metal plants. Perhaps the most notable dust explosion occurred in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1999, when phenolic resin was negligently allowed to build, resulting in a devastating explosion.Negligence Is Often To Blame
The fact of the matter is, sadly, there are an unacceptable number of serious injuries and wrongful deaths caused by fires and explosions annually. Often, the negligence of an individual or company is to blame. Sometimes, the risk of injury or death is compounded by further negligence such as nonexistent or ineffective evacuation plans, blocked exits, and other negligent or reckless acts. We launch the most thorough investigation possible to determine any and all at-fault parties. We will hold any negligent or reckless party accountable for your injuries or wrongful death. We deal with insurance companies daily and will not settle for a penny less than you rightfully deserve. Our reputation often leads to favorable settlements for our clients, but when a settlement to meet our demands is not available, we will fight for you in court. We will even amass a team of experts to better present your case and testify on your behalf, if necessary.
Call the Boston personal injury attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today at 617-225-2100 for a FREE and confidential consultation regarding your claim if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a fire or explosion.