Greyston Bakery Explosion Accident Leaves Two Workers With Chemical Burns After Contact Cement Gases Ignite And Lead to Fire
WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK (December 22, 2017) – Two sub-contractors were injured in a chemical explosion and fire at Greyston Bakery on Alexander Street in Yonkers.
Yonkers police are saying that the accident took place on Friday and left the two workers with severe chemical burns. Authorities are saying that the two workers were using a solvent based contact cement. The area there the accident took place in apparently didn’t have sufficient ventilation.
An unknown ignition source came into contact with the gas vapors from the contact cement and caused an explosion and subsequent fire.
Firefighters arrived at the scene in order to extinguish the chemical explosion and fire after the accident. The two workers had to be taken to the hospital in order to be treated for their injuries.
LIABILITY IN WORK ACCIDENTS AND FLASH EXPLOSIONS
Generally speaking, businesses have a responsibility to keep a reasonably safe environment for the guests that enter their properties. Steps should be taken to reduce foreseeable sources of harm. When a business fails to take steps to maintain safe premises for the people that enter, they may be held liable in the event of an accident. With respect to the use of toxic chemicals, a flash explosion might occur when an area isn’t properly ventilated or if an ignition source comes into contact with gases. An ignition source may be a result of an electrical malfunction or a number of different factors. If a person is injured in a chemical explosion, they may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the chemical explosion and fire at the Greyston Bakery in Yonkers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the two sub-contractors that were injured. We encourage anyone with knowledge about what happened to reach out to police for the sake of all of those that have been affected. There needs to be steps taken in order to help reduce the likelihood of these types of accidents in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been affected by a flash explosion or chemical fire at a business, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced explosion and fire accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.