Lebanon, VA (July 13, 2023) – One person has died as a result of an explosion that occurred in the Lebanon area. Between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on July 12, emergency crews were called to the site of the Samuel Pressure Vessel Group facility on Samuel Way.
According to reports from the Lebanon Police Department, a group of employees were testing a newly constructed high-pressure tank during the morning hours at the facility. For unknown reasons, the vessel exploded.
A 51-year-old man from Abingdon, Virginia, was fatally injured in the incident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Multiple other victims suffered injuries as a result of the explosion. The victims were treated on-site. Those who required further medical attention were transported to local hospitals.
At this time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, in the Lebanon Police Department are investigating the incident.
We hope that people injured as a result of this explosion are able to make a full and timely recovery.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the man who lost his life as a result of this explosion.
Fatal Explosions in Virginia
Every year, explosions in the United States take the lives of hundreds of people. Quite often, innocent people end up losing their lives as a result of these incidents. In many cases, explosions are a result of negligence. We see innocent people suffer life-altering and fatal consequences as a result of individuals who improperly handle pressure tanks.
In addition to improper handling, many of these incidents take place as a result of maintenance negligence. When people fail to maintain the systems correctly, it can have devastating consequences.
After losing a loved one in an explosion, your family has the ability to seek financial compensation from the responsible party. However, a comprehensive investigation into the explosion needs to be performed in order to determine the act of negligence that led to the incident taking place. Working with a pressure tank explosion lawyer can provide your family with the best chance of getting justice after the sudden and unexpected loss of your loved one. Your attorney will be a strong ally in your pursuit of justice.
At Burg Simpson, our fatal explosion attorneys have fought for victims and their families since 1977. Our team understands the struggles that come with losing a loved one and is here to provide necessary resources for victims in order to help them recover both financially and emotionally. We will do everything in our power to ensure the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one is held accountable. With the help of our skilled national personal injury attorneys, we can ensure you get the compensation you need in order to move forward from your experience. Contact our dedicated legal team today at (888) 895-2080 so that we can evaluate your case and work together towards a positive outcome despite having to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of your loved one.