Two Workers Suffer California Fire and Burn Injuries In Boiler Accident

by Staff Blogger | June 24th, 2013

June 24, 2013

Late last month, two workers suffered serious California Fire and Burn Injuries as the result of an accident that occurred at a northern California power plant. Records show that the incident occurred on the morning of Wednesday, May 29, at the Buena Vista Biomass Power Plant, located roughly 60 miles southeast of Sacramento, California.

According to an article released by FOX Reno News, a spokesman for the Amador County Sheriff’s Department, Jim Wegner, explained that an equipment failure at the facility had led to a boiler to overheat, break open, and spill. The intensity of the event led many to believe an explosion had occurred.

The incident led to two employees of the facility suffering injuries, including bruises, lacerations, and burns caused by the hot contents of the ruptured boiler. One of the victims was flown from the scene of the accident to a local trauma center by helicopter. Both victims were treated and then released.

The cause of the accident and if it could have been prevented is continuing to be investigated at this time by officials.

The accident highlights the risks of being burned while on the job that many workers face each day, considering estimates show three percent of all workplace fatalities were caused by fires or explosions.

The California Injury Lawyers with Berg injury Lawyers recognize how devastating an on-the-job burn injury can be. The firm is here to help if you have suffered such an injury at no fault of your own.