An explosion occurred in a steam plant at a West Haven, Connecticut VA Hospital on Friday. Early reports indicate that the workers were repairing a leak at the steam plant, located next to the hospital. Tragically, two people were killed, and three injured during the explosion. It is unclear what caused the incident at this time.
Connecticut DVA Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi stated:
The Leadership and Staff of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) are deeply saddened by the tragic accident at the Federal VA in West Haven and extend our condolences and prayers to the families of the victims and to our Federal colleagues who continue to care for Connecticut’s Veterans.
Steam plants can pose significant dangers both to workers at the facilities and to the general public. When dangerous work is involved, extra precautions must be taken, especially when catastrophic explosions and fires can occur. Although at this time it is not known what caused the explosion, safe plant operators must always ensure that equipment is regularly inspected and safely maintained. Not only can an incident like this result in a catastrophic impact on the environment, but it can also result in a loss of life.
Those touched by an industrial or plant accident should know their legal rights and remedies, and act quickly to preserve them. Our attorneys have extensive experience in cases involving industrial and plant personal injury and wrongful death, including those caused by fires and explosions. The firm has experience in courts across the country and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives as a result of the negligence of another party, or been seriously injured. The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a fire or explosion at a plant facility. Please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.