New Town, SD (July 21, 2023) – An explosion was reported in the New Town area that left several people injured, according to local law enforcement.
At around 11:00 a.m. on July 18, emergency officials were called to the site of an incident near Highway 23. Reports from officials indicate that an oil tank explosion occurred on Highway 23 just north of the New Town Bypass. The incident then caused a major fire to erupt in the area. Officials worked hard to remove residents from nearby apartment complexes when a second explosion occurred.
A total of four people were injured as a result of the explosions. EMS rendered aid to the victims on-site. Two ambulances were called to transport two of the victims. One victim was airlifted and flown to Trinity Hospital in Minot for emergency treatment of serious injuries.
At this time, the cause of the explosion is being investigated.
We hope those harmed due to this incident recover quickly.
Explosions in South Dakota
Explosions of any type can be truly devastating. Regrettably, oil tank explosions have the ability to cause severe harm to anything in sight. These incidents often occur as a result of defects or inadequate maintenance. In New Town specifically, we have seen multiple explosions over the years involving battery tank explosions. However, to determine the specific cause of the explosion that left you harmed, it is important to have a thorough investigation performed.
Working with an oil explosion lawyer can help to ensure no stone goes unturned during the investigation process. Your attorney will be able to investigate the explosion from various angles to determine all of the factors that contributed to the explosion taking place. They will reach out to witnesses and take statements from them regarding sounds, sights, and smells that they experienced before seeing the explosion occurred.
They will work with experts who can thoroughly evaluate the situation to identify all factors that may have played a role. They will also work with financial experts who can help to determine the extent of damages that you have incurred due to the explosion. It is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to an explosion, the first step is to contact Burg Simpson’s experienced and devoted industrial explosion lawyers. With decades of experience fighting for justice and holding negligent parties accountable, we can help assess your case and determine what steps need to be taken in order for you to obtain justice. We are well-versed in handling these complex legal claims and will do everything possible to see to it that justice is served and that the person who is responsible for the explosion that caused you harm is held accountable. Our team is ready to provide free consultations so that no more of your rights are violated following such a traumatic event. Call (888) 895-2080 today so we can ensure justice is served.