West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the AP report that an explosion occurred at an aluminum additive manufacturing plant in New Cumberland, West Virginia on December 9th. The blast claimed the lives of two brothers working at the facility and caused severe burns to one other employee and an outside contractor caught in the blast radius. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time but is currently being investigated by local law enforcement. Unfortunately, this is the third such blast at the plant in the last fifteen years that has resulted in a fatality.
The Wolfe Law Firm wishes to extend our condolences to those who survive the two men killed in the accident and hope for the speedy recovery of the two injured men as well. This story is a stark reminder of the dangers faced in the workplace and how severe the consequences of industrial accidents and explosions can be. If you or a loved one has been injured or has died in an explosion, you should contact a West Virginia personal injury and wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. A licensed advocate can evaluate the circumstances of the accident to determine the viability of your claim and provide guidance for how to proceed. Workplace injuries can become a financial burden, and the services of an attorney can help defray medical costs and deal with the inevitable insurance claims that follow in the wake of such accidents.