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.