On Thursday, February 23, 2012, a propane tank exploded at the Picnic Point Waste Water Treatment Plant in Edmonds, Washington. The blast injured five workers at the plant and they were taken to Harborview Medical Center for burns related to the blast. Two of the workers have life-threatening injuries.
According to news accounts, the explosion occurred around 11:00 a.m. as a 1,000 gallon propane tank was being loaded onto a truck. About 300 gallons of propane remained in the tank, when it shifted and a valve was severed, causing the truck and tank to explode.
When a propane explosion occurs and workers are seriously injured, the workers and their families need to make certain that a careful investigation is undertaken by experienced lawyers to determine the cause of the blast and whether any claims may exist against third-parties for their injuries. In order to provide answers for the victims and their families, our law firm investigates these incidents on a contingent fee basis. This means that we do not charge a fee for our work unless a financial recovery is made. This allows the families to determine if a valid claim exists without incurring the expense associated with paying lawyers by the hour. If you or a family member is injured in a propane or plant explosion, we are here to help. Contact our firm for a free, no obligation consultation.