Helena, AR (November 30, 2023) – An explosion reported on Tuesday morning in West Helena sent one person to a local hospital with significant injuries. The incident occurred at Hoffinger Industries, located at 315 Sebastian Street.

According to law enforcement officers, an explosion occurred at the manufacturer of Doughboy above-ground swimming pools. An employee was reportedly filling a propane tank when the explosion occurred.

The employee was severely hurt in the explosion. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital, where they were admitted in critical condition. The incident is currently being investigated.

We hope the injured worker is able to make a full and timely recovery.

Explosions in Arkansas

Helena, AR – Worker Burned in Explosion at Hoffinger IndustriesExplosions in the United States take the lives of hundreds of people annually. Thousands more are left with injuries that affect their lives forever. The unfortunate truth is that we see countless people left with crushing injuries, severe burns, and even deep lacerations as a result of explosions.

There are many instances where explosions are a result of negligent and reckless actions. Some of the leading factors in explosions that we see include:

  • Improper storage: The improper handling of propane tanks, whether maintaining them or installing them, can have severe consequences. It is crucial that these tanks are stored correctly and handled correctly at all times.
  • Equipment failures: Faulty and malfunctioning propane equipment, such as connectors or valves, can result in pressure building up inside the tank. This can result in a severe explosion.
  • Damaged tanks: Damage to the exterior of a propane tank can significantly weaken the integrity of the system. When physical damage is done to a propane tank or its lines, it can result in disastrous consequences.
  • Fire and/or heat exposures: when a propane tank line is exposed to high temperatures, it can result in the content expanding rapidly. This could lead to a devastating explosion.
  • Propane leaks: Leaking propane can accumulate and cause an incredibly dangerous atmosphere instantly. When this atmosphere is exposed to open flames, electrical equipment, or even sparks, it can have disastrous consequences.

Human errors play a significant role in many of the explosions that we see take place. If you have been injured as a result of an explosion due to the negligent or reckless actions of another, you may have legal options available. You should reach out to a national explosion lawyer as soon as possible.

At Burg Simpson, we understand how life-altering an explosion injury can be. For this reason, we do everything in our power to ensure those who have been negatively affected by explosions are able to get justice. Our team is committed to providing each person with a free consultation so that they can receive the help they need as soon as possible. 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. If you have suffered an explosion injury, please contact our national explosion lawyers at (888) 895-2080 to get started on your case.