Philadelphia, PA (October 7, 2023) – A half of a dozen people were left with significant injuries following an explosion that took place in the upper Roxborough neighborhood on Wednesday, October 4.
At around 3:20 p.m., the police and firefighters were called to the scene of a major incident that occurred on East Flat Rock Road.
According to official reports, an explosion took place on the roadway during the afternoon hours. Authorities arrived at the scene and witnessed smoke coming out of a trailer.
Fire crews went to work quickly on battling the blaze. After the fire was extinguished, medics provided care to injured victims.
A total of six people, identified as construction workers, all suffered critical burn injuries. Two of the victims were 22 years old, one victim was 27 years old, one victim was 30 years old, one victim was 32 years old, and the sixth victim was 48 years old. All of the victims were rushed to area hospitals for emergency care.
The cause of the explosion is currently being investigated. However, authorities state that early investigations indicate that a generator explosion near or on the work trailer may be the cause.
We hope all of the people hurt in this accident recover quickly.
Explosions in Pennsylvania
Being injured in an explosion can be incredibly devastating. Unfortunately, thousands of people are harmed as a result of these incidents every year in the United States. Here in Pennsylvania, we continue to see innocent people harmed as a result of deadly explosions.
There are countless reasons why these explosions continue to take place. In some cases, negligence plays a role. This can include inadequate storage of hazardous materials, and proper handling of hazardous materials, or damage caused to gas storage containers.
After an explosion, a thorough investigation is needed to determine all of the factors that contributed to it taking place. Working with a national gas explosion injury lawyer can provide your family with the best chance of getting justice.
At Burg Simpson, our priority is advocating for and protecting the rights of those who have been injured in explosions. Our team of experienced attorneys is committed to providing comprehensive services and fighting for full and fair compensation for our clients. We understand the devastating effects that explosions can have on individuals and their loved ones, which is why we are dedicated to seeking justice on their behalf. If you have been affected by an explosion, do not wait to contact our national explosion law firm for a free consultation today. Our lawyers are available by calling (888) 895-2080 at your earliest convenience to get started. Let us use our proven track record of success to help you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.