Manchester, CT (May 13, 2023) – an explosion took place in the Manchester area on Thursday morning that sent two people to area hospitals with injuries. The incident was reported at around 10:00 a.m. on May 11.

Reports provided by the Manchester Fire Department show that an oil tank explosion occurred at Sandman’s Automotive and Fabrication, located at 122 Hilliard Street. The incident caused damage to the structure.

Two people were nearby at the time of the explosion. Both victims suffered injuries. Medics responded to the scene of the incident to care for the victims before transporting them to local hospitals.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We hope the injured victims are able to recover quickly.

Explosions in the United States

Explosions in the United States often have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, thousands of people are left injured as a result of these incidents every year. Many explosions that we see take place in our state are a result of negligent parties. Leading factors in these explosions include:

  • Equipment malfunction
  • Overpressure 
  • Excessive internal pressure
  • Failure of safety valves
  • Corrosion or deterioration of tank structure
  • Improper maintenance or inspection
  • Inadequate ventilation

Unfortunately, any of these factors can cause a devastating explosion that has an overwhelming impact on those around. People who are involved in oil tank explosions often suffer serious injuries that affect their lives forever. Common injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Smoke inhalation injuries
  • Blunt force trauma injuries
  • Amputation injuries
  • ‍Traumatic brain injuries‍
  • Chemical exposure injuries
  • Broken bone injuries
  • Burn injuries

If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of another person’s negligent actions, you may have legal options. You should reach out to an oil tank explosion lawyer right away. Your attorney will be able to help you seek compensation for some of the damages and losses that you face. This can include recovering compensation for your medical costs, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and an array of other damages.

Having a skilled legal team by your side can make a big difference when it comes to your ability to stand up against big insurance companies that often represent the negligent parties. Your attorney will be able to gather evidence for you and use their knowledge of the law to protect your legal rights and help you maximize the compensation you are able to recover for your losses and damages.

Our fearless legal advocates at Burg Simpson understand how life-altering these injuries can be and will do everything in our power to ensure that those affected by explosions are able to get justice. We are passionate about helping people through this difficult process with the utmost care and compassion, so if you believe that your injury is due to another’s negligence or recklessness, contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation now to get started. Contact our team at Burg Simpson today by calling (888) 895-2080 to see how our national explosion lawyers can help you get justice.

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