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Two workers suffer burn injuries in fireworks explosion

Many people love to watch fireworks during events and holidays. Even though these events are fun for all, burn injuries can occur if such fireworks misfire or are improperly deployed. Despite regulations that address workplace safety, Arizona residents may find it interesting to learn that an incident at a fireworks factory has resulted in two employees suffering severe burns injuries on company property.

According to police, a call came in reporting that an explosion had taken place at a factory. Emergency units were dispatched, and upon their arrival, they found two employees that had suffered severe burn injuries from the explosion. Given the severity of the burn injuries, both the individuals involved were airlifted to the hospital.

According to preliminary investigations, the two workers were moving supplies between buildings. Among the supplies that they were transporting were containment units that contained finished fireworks. It is not clear what triggered the incident, but something caused the fireworks to go off, resulting in the explosion. Unfortunately, two employees close to the explosion suffered serious burn injuries. No other people were injured.

The owner of the fireworks company was also a partial owner of a different fireworks company that suffered a similar accidental explosion in 2005. In that explosion, however, three employees lost their lives and another two suffered multiple injuries when a trailer carrying fireworks accidently ignited.

Burn injuries are painful to the person who suffers them. The medical treatment and the ensuing medical expenses can be debilitating. Furthermore, an individual may be incapacitated for weeks or longer. For anyone who has suffered burn injuries in an accident of any kind, they may want to consider contacting a personal injury attorney for more information on legal options.

Source: The Morning Sun, "Explosion at Jake's Fireworks near 20th and Bypass," Marcus Clem, August 12, 2014

Source: The Morning Sun, "Explosion at Jake's Fireworks near 20th and Bypass," Marcus Clem, August 12, 2014

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