Gas Line Explosion in Wappingers Falls, New York

by | Nov 4, 2023 | Industrial Accident, Personal Injury

There was an explosion of a gas line in Wappingers Falls, New York on November 2, 2023.  According to reports, a gas line exploded after being ruptured by a piece of equipment during routine maintenance work.  A multi-family residence collapsed as a result of the blast.  At least 10 people sustained injuries in the explosion and collapse.  Numerous first responders were also injured during rescue efforts.  The cause of the incident remains under investigation at this time.

There have been a number of incidents at industrial and manufacturing plants.  There was a deadly explosion at the Hornady Manufacturing Plant in Grand Island, Nebraska on October 13, 2023.  A worker was crushed by equipment at the Tyson Foods Plant in Claryville, Kentucky on October 23, 2023.  There was an explosion at the Arxada Chemical Plant in Rochester, New York on October 29, 2023.

Refineries and industrial facilities can pose significant dangers both to workers and to the general public.  When dangerous work is involved, extra precautions must be taken, especially when fires and explosions can occur.  Equipment must be properly inspected and maintained to ensure that accidents do not occur and that hardworking Americans are not hurt.

Those touched by an industrial 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 equipment malfunctioning.  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 or as a result of an explosion, 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 an accident at a plant or refinery.  Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.