Garland, TX (August 8, 2023) – An explosion reported in the Dallas Suburbs of Garland left one person injured early Monday morning, August 7.
At around 1:20 a.m., the Garland Fire Department and area police responded to the scene of an incident on South Shiloh Road.
Local news sources indicate that an explosion occurred at the Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing and processing plant during the early morning hours. Fire crews battled heavy smoke and flames for several hours following the initial explosion.
One employee that was working at the facility at the time of the incident was injured. The victim was transported to a local hospital for further medical care.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured worker recovers quickly.
Explosions in Texas
Explosions across the United States take place far too frequently. These incidents often lead to severe injuries for those involved. Regrettably, a significant portion of these explosions can be attributed to negligence. There are a variety of key factors that contribute to explosions across the nation. These include:
- Insufficient Employee Training: Employees working with combustible gases must undergo comprehensive and ongoing training in safe operational practices. A lack of understanding regarding potential workplace hazards fosters a perilous environment prone to accidents.
- Improper Installation: Flawed installation practices can introduce leaks or defects into gas systems, elevating the risk of explosions. Following strict installation protocols is essential when it comes to ensuring the equipment works as intended.
- Inadequate Maintenance: Consistent upkeep and examination of gas pipelines, valves, regulators, and related equipment are imperative to ensure their proper operation. Neglecting these crucial inspections can result in malfunctions that may culminate in explosive incidents. Any components compromised by wear and tear should be promptly replaced to avert potential explosions.
- Violations of Safety Codes: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created a set of safety codes and regulations governing the handling of natural gas and propane. Companies that disregard these guidelines expose themselves to the possibility of causing accidents due to non-compliance.
If you have sustained injuries due to an explosion, it is important that you seek the assistance of a gas explosion attorney. Taking swift legal action against those responsible for the pain and suffering you have endured could be vital.
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