Employees Dodge Serious Injury in Boiler Explosion at PA Energy Plant

On Wednesday, June 15th those within a mile of Veolia Energy, a Philadelphia steam and energy plant, could hear the sudden blast of a boiler explosion within the plant. 

Remarkably nobody was seriously hurt in the explosion; however one employee did require treatment for minor injuries. 

Boiler explosions are especially dangerous for a number of reasons, the most obvious being the sheer bomb-like force of the explosion. 

“The result is devastating damage to anything in the vicinity. Whole houses can be leveled. Nearby cars can be tossed around like playthings. Furniture, even several rooms from the point of the explosion, will become airborne. People in the same building or on a nearby sidewalk or parking lot can be injured or killed.”-The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors 

In New York State there is a bureau dedicated to preventing boiler accidents and injuries: the Division of Safety & Health Boiler Safety Bureau. The Bureau provides inspections, examinations, safety information, and advice on installation. For more information click here.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a boiler explosion contact us today. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping the seriously injured claim the compensation they deserve. 

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP