Boulder City, NV (July 11, 2022) – An explosion prompted the evacuation of a manufacturing facility in Boulder City on Monday morning, July 11, according to a city spokesperson.
Emergency services were responding to Amorock Polyconcrete’s location at 14555 South U.S. Highway 95.
Initial reports indicated that at least one individual had minor injuries. Officials subsequently reported that six persons had been hurt. Deputy Fire Chief Greg Chesser added that the employee who was closest to the incident had sustained significant burns. Another worker was sent to the hospital for chemical burns, while the explosion caused three others to suffer slight concussions and one other worker to sustain a minor heat-related injury.
As of 11:25 a.m., the fire had been put out with the help of a HAZMAT team to analyze the area. Reports added that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was on the way and would launch its own investigation.
At this time, we would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the victim’s family.
Statistics on Work-Related Injuries in Nevada
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the private sector in Nevada saw about 34,000 nonfatal occupational illnesses and injuries in 2016, resulting in an occurrence rate of 3.7 illnesses and injuries per 100 full-time or full-time equivalent employees. This number is much higher than the national average of 2.9 illnesses and injuries per full-time or full-time equivalent worker.
However, in the utilities, commerce, and transportation sectors, the incidence rate is 4.7% per 100 full-time employees, indicating how dangerous this employment may be. Those employed by firms with 1,000 or more workers are in even higher danger.
Nevada’s large businesses had a nonfatal sickness and injury incidence of 4.9% per 100 full-time employees. The hotel and entertainment sectors, the linchpin of the Las Vegas economy, have a rate of 4.3%.
Local and state government employees in Nevada did not fare much better. In 2016, the federal government recorded 4,400 incidents of occupational sickness and injury or 4.5 cases per 100 full-time workers. Compared to the federal government’s rate of 4.7%, the state’s public sector seems to be within the typical range.
Nevada recorded 54 fatal industrial accidents in the same year. There were 18 deaths in the transportation sector due to accidents. Injuries by animals or humans, including violent actions, were responsible for 12 fatalities, while exposure to hazardous conditions or chemicals was responsible for 11 deaths. Trip and fall incidents were the fourth leading cause of death in the workplace.
At the Eric Roy Law Firm, we witness the impacts of the state’s high injury and fatality rate in the workplace. Every day, we represent clients who have been gravely wounded in job accidents or who have suddenly lost a family member. Our legal team will listen to your account, evaluate the circumstances leading up to the occurrence, conduct a thorough investigation, determine what occurred to you or a family member, and advise you on your legal options, which may include filing a third-party claim.
With the assistance of one of our seasoned Nevada workplace accident lawyers, you have realistic legal options for recouping your losses. Contact one of our Nevada workplace accident attorneys as soon as possible. Our mission is to identify your requirements and objectives and surpass your expectations regarding their fulfillment.
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