Workplace injuries affect multiple workers after explosion

On Behalf of | Sep 10, 2018 | Workplace Injuries

It is an unfortunate reality that a seemingly normal workday can turn into one that leaves multiple people injured. Accidents that happen on the job cannot always be predicted or prevented, and workplace injuries can have major impacts on the lives of the individuals involved. Unfortunately, California workers can end up focused on recovering and missing work for weeks, if not longer.

This type of issue may be affecting multiple workers in another state. Reports indicated that that the incident took place at a water reclamation plant. Apparently, an explosion occurred that resulted in the roof of the plant collapsing. The incident occurred in the morning, but details were not clear on what caused the explosion. It was suspected that methane gas was involved, but an investigation into the exact cause was ongoing.

The explosion resulted in at least 10 individuals suffering injuries. At least two workers were trapped in the debris, and the first rescue took approximately 20 minutes. It took over two hours to rescue the second worker because emergency workers had to dig six feet down and tunnel about 20 feet to reach the trapped worker, whose leg was stuck under a beam. The injured workers were taken to various hospitals to receive treatment. 

When accidents like this one result in multiple workers suffering workplace injuries, it can be a scary situation to address. The workers’ themselves may fear for their jobs, health and finances as injuries can easily cause a number of hardships. Fortunately, California workers who have been injured on the job may have the ability to qualify for workers’ compensation that could help with certain financial difficulties resulting from such incidents.

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