Whitefish, MT (August 10, 2023) – Two people were injured due to an explosion that occurred in the Whitefish area. The incident was reported on August 1.
According to reports, one of the co-owners of the Clydesdale Outpost was assisting the food truck manager in preparation for its premier opening at the 92-acre property on Outpost Drive during the morning hours. For unknown reasons, a propane tank explosion occurred, causing the truck to catch on fire.
Firefighters with the Whitefish Fire Department and the Olney Fire Department rushed to the scene to assist. Two people were injured as a result of the explosion and provided medical care. The victims were transported to Logan Health. Reports show that they were treated in an area burn unit for both second-degree and third-degree burns that covered more than one-third of their bodies.
After receiving initial care at Logan Health, one man was airlifted to the Burn Unit ICU at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, for further treatment. The second victim was transported to Anschutz Medical Burn Center in Denver, Colorado.
The incident is currently being investigated at this time.
We hope the two men injured in this explosion recover quickly.
Explosions in Montana
Every year, hundreds of lives are lost in the United States as a result of explosions. These incidents leave thousands more with life-altering injuries, such as burns, severe cuts, and even blast injuries.
Explosions often stem from careless and reckless behaviors, with several key factors contributing to their occurrence:
- Propane leaks: Leaking propane can swiftly create a hazardous environment. The consequences can be catastrophic when exposed to open flames, electrical devices, or sparks.
- Exposure to fire or high temperatures: Elevated temperatures can cause rapid expansion of propane tank contents, posing the risk of a devastating explosion.
- Equipment malfunctions: Defective propane equipment, such as connectors or valves, can accumulate pressure within the tank, potentially leading to a hazardous explosion.
- Tanks compromised by damage: External damage to a propane tank can significantly compromise its structural integrity. Any physical harm to the tank or its lines can result in catastrophic outcomes.
Human errors are often a significant factor in causing these explosions. If you’ve sustained injuries due to an explosion caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. It’s crucial to consult a national propane explosion attorney to explore your available options.
If you have suffered an explosion injury, don’t hesitate to contact our national explosion lawyers at Burg Simpson. Our team is committed to providing each person with a free consultation and will do everything in our power to ensure those who have been negatively affected by explosions are able to get justice. With our experience, knowledge, and dedication on your side, we will help you through this difficult process and obtain the best result possible for your personal injury claim. Please contact Burg Simpson today at (888) 895-2080 for a free consultation and begin taking steps toward protecting your rights.