Springfield, VA – Three Workers Injured in Explosion on Hooes Rd
Springfield, VA (February 4, 2021) – A workplace explosion in the Springfield area sent multiple people to area hospitals with injuries. At approximately 1 p.m., on February 3, the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue was requested to assist at the scene of an explosion incident.
Reports from authorities show that a utility crew with the Washington Gas company was utilizing a backhoe near 8500 Hooes Road when it struck a gas line, causing an explosion. The explosion then turned into a fiery incident, which extended to a nearby home and burned several vehicles in the area. Firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the blaze. A total of three workers were injured as a result of this incident. All three victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Explosion Incidents in Virginia
Explosions throughout the United States have a devastating impact on families. In some cases, material losses are overwhelming. Families who lose their homes, all their possessions, and essentially their livelihoods are forced to start over. As if the loss of homes and possessions were not enough, many people are harmed in these unexpected incidents. In far too many cases, victims suffer life-threatening injuries due to defective appliances, faulty wiring, and various other reasons. Although we would like to think that explosions are rare, they happen fairly often and have a life-changing impact on those involved.
Nearly 500,000 people require medical treatment for burn injuries throughout the United States each year. Many of these victims sustain debilitating injuries as a result of an explosion. More than 40,000 hospitalizations are the result of acute burn injuries while more than 30,000 people require treatment at specialized burn centers. Many victims suffer burn injuries due to defective products and faulty appliances. When victims are injured in explosions, due to another party’s negligence, they should reach out to a national personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with a team of attorneys who are skilled, aggressive, and competent will ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after being harmed in a fire incident. The attorneys at Burg Simpson have decades of experience working to help our clients protect their legal rights in the aftermath of fire incidents. Our national explosion injury attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims collect full and fair compensation to cover medical treatment, lost wages, and more. We strive to provide the most trusted legal representation for our clients to ensure they are able to get the justice they truly deserve after being harmed in fire incidents. Contact our national personal injury attorneys at (888) 895-2080 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim.
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