Manhattan, NY (July 13, 2023) – Two people were injured as a result of an explosion that occurred in the Midtown area on Wednesday, July 12.
At around 6:30 a.m., an acetylene tank located on the 34th floor of 550 Madison Avenue exploded. The incident prompted the New York Police Department and the New York Fire Department to shut down the area while working to remove debris.
Further investigations show that a crew of construction workers were at the facility during the morning hours. As one worker utilized a Sawzall to open a box, sparks from the blade caused the explosion.
Two workers were injured as a result of the explosion. One victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital for emergency care. The second victim was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center. A third worker was treated at the scene but refused transportation.
The New York Police Department is currently investigating the incident.
Our thoughts are with the workers who suffered injuries due to this explosion.
Gas Explosions in New York
Each year, devastating explosions are reported in the United States. Far too often, these incidents are caused by negligence. It is incredibly common to see innocent people suffer debilitating injuries as a result of people who are negligent in the operation or care of gas tanks.
When an explosion occurs, it can result in serious injuries for anyone around. This is due to the fact that explosions often result in objects being thrown through the area at a high rate of speed. We often see people suffer severe cuts and lacerations, and even internal organ injuries, as a result of projectiles.
In addition to being injured by flying objects, many victims suffer blast injuries as well. These and severe burn injuries often require extensive medical treatment. If you have suffered injuries due to an explosion, you can take legal action. Reaching out to a gas explosion lawyer as soon as possible can help to determine if there are legal options available to help you get justice.
After being hurt in an explosion, you can seek compensation for the losses and damages that you face. This can include any medical expenses that you have as a result of the explosion. It can also include property damage, lost wages, and more. Your attorney will be able to guide you through the process and determine the best course of action for you.
Burg Simpson understands the impact that an injury from an explosion can have on individuals and their families. Our industrial explosion lawyers are committed to fighting for justice while providing injured victims with compassionate legal support throughout the entire process. We provide experienced and knowledgeable representation in order to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected and any compensation they receive is fair. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to an explosion, contact our dedicated national explosion lawyers today at (888) 895-2080 so we can start to work on your case right away.