Braxton County, WV (September 9, 2023) – An explosion reported in the Heaters area sent one man to a local medical facility with injuries.

At around 8:15 a.m. on September 7, the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene of an explosion that took place on Salt Mill Road. Firefighters with the Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department also responded to assist.

According to officials, a man was working on a charcoal-making process, which is referred to as biochar, when an explosion occurred. The flames shot out between 10 feet and 12 feet from the front of the oven, causing significant damage and injuries to the man.

The man suffered injuries to his forearms, arms, and chest. He was transported to a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was admitted in critical condition.

At this time, the incident is being investigated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration at this time.

We hope the injured man is able to recover quickly.

Explosions in West Virginia

Braxton County, WV – Man Hurt in Explosion on Salt Mill RdExplosions across the United States can be devastating. Unfortunately, thousands of people are left injured following explosion incidents that occur nationwide. Far too often, these incidents can be prevented. There are countless reasons why we continue to see explosions take place in West Virginia and across the United States. Some of the leading factors involved in these explosions include:

  • Flammable materials
  • Improper storage of chemicals
  • Natural gas explosions
  • Faulty appliances
  • Gas leaks
  • Propane tank leaks
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Faulty wiring

Unfortunately, explosions that are caused by these and other factors can cause significant damage and injuries to anyone around. Some of the most common injuries reported as a result of explosions include:

  • Burns
  • Concussions
  • Tinnitus
  • Blast injuries
  • Shrapnel wounds
  • Eye injuries

After being hurt in an explosion, injured victims have the ability to seek financial compensation for some of the damages they face. This can include recovering medical expenses, lost earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Having a dedicated explosion accident attorney by your side can make all of the difference when it comes to your ability to maximize the compensation you recover following the explosion that left you hurt.

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