Posted On: August 18, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Broken Cord Caused Blast Injuring Workers at Ohio Plant

A blast at an explosives manufacturing plant in Ohio injured 10 workers on July 28. According to an article, the blast was caused by a broken detonating cord. The explosion, which occurred at the Austin Powder Co.’s Red Diamond plant, blew off part of the roof and a wall. This plant employs about 200 people and makes explosives for the mining and construction industries.

The article said that a partially filled spool of cord exploded when a detonating cord broke during the manufacturing process.

The injured workers at the Ohio plant would be well advised to contact an experienced worker’s compensation attorney who can carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing. An experienced attorney would also look into a “third party claim.” These are claims that are filed against parties that are not the worker’s employer. It could be a contractor, a sub-contractor, or even the manufacturer of a defective product. If it is determined that one of those parties was responsible for the accident and any injuries, then they could be held liable.

Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential Philadelphia workers’ compensation claim. The injury can occur while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, attending a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities and you are still legally covered by workers compensation.

Whether your injury was a simple slip and fall, or involves serious injuries, Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano can help you. These dedicated and experienced PA work injury lawyers will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work and more.