Decatur, Ill (September 14, 2023) – A major explosion incident was reported in the Decatur area that left more than half a dozen people injured. The incident took place on Sunday, September 10.
According to reports, an explosion occurred at the east plant of the Archer-Daniels-Midland facility. The incident caused a fire to occur, which resulted in significant damage to the crop processing operations.
Firefighters from the Decatur Fire Department rushed to the scene to assist.
A total of eight people were injured due to the explosion. The victims were rushed to area hospitals for emergency medical care.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is currently investigating the incident.
We hope those harmed in this explosion are able to recover quickly.
Explosions in Illinois
Every year, thousands of people are negatively affected by explosions that take place across our country. Unfortunately, there are many instances where explosions are completely preventable. When explosions take place at commercial locations, the results are often devastating and widespread.
After being injured in an explosion, those harmed have the ability to take legal action. One of the most common routes that people take is to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. This type of legal action is designed to provide financial relief to individuals for their medical expenses, lost earnings, and more.
A critical component of the aftermath of an explosion is the investigation process. This investigation will look at the explosion from various angles to determine what caused it to take place. Quite often, authorities will look at whether or not the facility has a history of issues. For this explosion, in particular, OSHA reports indicate that this is the third investigation into the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) working conditions this year. These findings could provide insight as to whether or not the working conditions at the facility contributed to the explosion occurring.
After being hurt in an explosion, it is in your best interest to reach out to an industrial explosion attorney to protect your legal rights. Your attorney will be able to conduct an investigation on your behalf and prove that the elements of negligence existed so that you are able to recover.
Explosions can be traumatic experiences that have lasting ramifications on victims and their families. Burg Simpson’s nationwide team of explosion attorneys is dedicated to helping those affected by explosions get the justice they deserve. With decades of combined experience in recovering over $2 billion in damages, our firm has a proven history of success when it comes to advocating for our clients. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to an explosion, contact us today at (888) 895-2080 for a complimentary consultation so we can discuss your legal options and help you move forward with your case.