Sparks, NV (April 28, 2022) – Five people suffered serious injuries after an explosion and subsequent fire took place on Wednesday morning, April 28, at American Highway on Resource Drive.
Around 9:00 a.m., the explosion reportedly occurred in an area of the plant where powder coating is done. Fire crews from Central Lyon County, Storey County, Pyramid Lake, and the Nevada Fire Marshall’s Office were dispatched to the two-alarm blaze around that time and knocked down the fire a short time later.
The current conditions of the victims are unknown, though authorities say that all are expected to recover.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the incident at this time, and further details have not been provided.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Fire & Burn Injuries in Nevada
When a victim is exposed to fire, caustic chemicals, or severe heat, they can sustain serious burns. In addition to these injuries being extremely painful, they can also result in permanent deformity, costly surgical treatments, including skin grafts, and beyond.
Sadly, in 2020 alone, almost 20 home fire fatalities were reported by authorities in the Silver State. Moreover, the national average was nearly 3 deaths and 10 injuries in 2019 per 1,000 fires. Though deaths and injuries from commercial fires, as well as other burn injuries, remain fairly rare, they are nonetheless devastating to those involved.
Those affected by these incidents often cope with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. When victims die as a result of these fires, their loved ones may be left in an unbelievably tough position. Families must often endure exorbitant medical and funerary expenses on top of grieving the sudden loss of their loved one.
But if you’ve sustained injuries or had a loved one die in a fire, you may have legal options as you move forward. If you’ve been affected by one of these unfortunate accidents, please contact a Sparks burn injury attorney at your earliest convenience.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Sparks
Thankfully, with the assistance of a knowledgeable Sparks personal injury accident lawyer, you have viable legal recourse. At the Eric Roy Law Firm, you can speak with one of our Las Vegas-area personal injury attorneys at your earliest convenience.
Our mission is to understand your objectives and exceed your expectations, so you can rest assured that we will deliver superior legal services in a timely and efficient manner.
In addition to scheduling a personalized session and lunch with every client, we tailor our advice to match your specific needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will help you move forward as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. We will work with you and your family every step of the way.
Our dedicated legal team has spent years fighting for both victims and their families. Please contact us at 702-423-3333 so that we can schedule your free consultation as soon as possible. Our team is on standby 24/7, ready to help you and yours today.
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