Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 12:25 am
Orchard Park, NY (April 25, 2019) – Orchard Park police were promptly called to the scene of a workplace accident/fire that occurred on Wednesday afternoon, April 24th, and resulted in the serious injuries of one worker at Buffalo & Orchard Park Topsoil. The incident took place after an explosion was reported to have occurred at the facility around 1:00 p.m., according to police.
According to investigators, the explosion occurred due to an accident that took place with an acetylene torch. Shortly after the explosion, the male victim, identified only as a 33-year-old worker, was reported to have been seen covered in flames. Emergency medical crews accompanied police and firefighters at the scene, where they transported the man to Erie County Medical Center for treatment.
Altogether, eight fire departments responded to the incident which resulted in a total loss of the building. At this time, there has been no further word concerning the exact condition of the victim, although police stated that he suffered burns. The incident is under investigation.
Fires and Explosions in New York
As members of the community, we would first like to extend our deepest sympathies to the injured worker as we maintain hope for his full recovery. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be seriously injurious or fatal, as they are one of the most dangerous situations that anyone may face at any time, and we extend our deep gratitude to the numerous brave firefighters who risk their lives for the members of our community on a daily basis.
After such an event, it is important to understand that you may have the right to be compensated, particularly if your injuries were caused by another party or while performing your daily work duties. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have in regards to your involvement in a workplace accident or fire. If you have suffered injuries in a New York fire or explosion, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.