Louisville, KY (July 3, 2023) – The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office confirmed that two people died as a result of a major commercial explosion that took place at the Dine Company in the Louisville area.
On June 27, multiple firefighters rushed to the scene of an explosion in the 3800 block of Fitzgerald Road after a major explosion occurred at the Dine Company location, which is a facility that specializes in purchasing used commercial kitchen equipment to repair.
At the facility, a 55-year-old man and a 60-year-old man were performing the duties of their job when an explosion occurred. The two workers were rushed to area medical facilities for emergency treatment of severe blunt force injuries.
The 60-year-old man passed away at the University of Louisville Hospital on June 30 as a result of his injuries.
The second victim passed away from his injuries on July 1.
The Louisville Metro Arson Bureau is currently investigating the cause of the explosion.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the families of the two victims who died in this explosion.
Fatal Explosions in Kentucky
Industrial explosions can be particularly devastating. Regrettably, we continue to see innocent people lose their lives as a result of these incidents far too often. These explosions tend to be incredibly destructive due to the fact that they often transmit blast waves outward, causing severe and catastrophic injuries to any person they come in contact with.
When innocent people lose their lives as a result of explosions while on the job, their families may have legal options available to help them secure financial compensation to alleviate some of the damages they face. Following the loss of a loved one, your family has the ability to seek compensation for funeral expenses, burial costs, lost earning capacity, and more.
One of the best things that you can do to ensure your rights and best interests are protected is to seek the guidance of a skilled and knowledgeable explosion lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to start collecting evidence on your behalf in order to build the strongest case possible against the defendant. Your attorney will be able to help you identify who is responsible for the explosion. They will be able to help you calculate the amount of damages that you face. They will also handle the communication with the insurance company to ensure you and your family are not taken advantage of. Seeking timely representation can make a significant difference when it comes to having the strongest case possible.
At Burg Simpson, our industrial explosion attorneys have been committed to fighting for justice and providing necessary resources for families since 1977. Our team understands the struggles of victims and their families after a traumatic incident, and we’re here to alleviate those burdens as best as possible. Our skilled national personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you need in order to recover from your experience, both financially and emotionally. Contact us today at (888) 895-2080 so that we can evaluate your case.