According to a recent report, workers injured in a Connecticut power plant explosion have filed a lawsuit against the owners of the facility for failing to provide adequate safety measures that could have prevented the explosion from taking place. The incident occurred when workers were purging a natural gas pipeline, and a buildup of natural gas ignited as it was released. The workers filing the claim sustained head and other injuries. The injured workers’ attorneys claim that their earning potential has been greatly diminished as a result of the accident. A total of six workers lost their lives during the explosion, and dozens more were injured.
The suit alleges that Kleen Energy Systems, the power plant owner, and O&G Industries Inc., the facility’s primary contractor, disregarded implementing certain safety measures in order for completion of the 620-megawatt gas-fired power plant to be sped up. Specifically, it is being argued that Kleen and O&G failed to supervise the purging process and that there was no safety engineer on site on the day of the explosion.
When employees are injured on the job, the circumstances surrounding the work accident need to be carefully examined to determine whether or not negligent action played a contributing role. The workers, of course, have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. The workers also may have a negligence claim against the party, other than the employer, who might have been responsible for the incident. While the cause of the ignition in the above accident is still unknown, a thorough investigation will undoubtedly take place. For explosion accident victims injured on the job in Maryland, a thorough investigation made by a skilled explosion accident attorney should also be conducted to ensure that the rights of the injured worker are not infringed upon in a court of law.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a Maryland explosion accident, please don’t hesitate to contact Steven H. Heisler, “The Injury Lawyer,” for a free evaluation of your case. As a skilled Maryland explosion injury attorney, Steven H. Heisler will work to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. If the explosion happens on the job, Steven H. Heisler handles workers’ compensation injury cases as well. Call 877-228-4878 today to schedule a free and confidential consultation of your potential case.