November 1, 2012
A small explosion at a Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, brewery two weeks ago left a pair of workers injured and forced the evacuation of hundreds of others. According to Boston.com, the incident occurred just before noon on Thursday, October 18, at the Samuel Adams Brewery.
Reports indicate that workers inside the boiler room of the brewery were preparing to fire up one of the boilers when the explosion occurred. Employees in the area were able to immediately call 911 and rescue crews soon arrived, where they were met with one employee with an injured eye and another who had suffered a head injury. After on-the-job accidents like this, many workers need to file Pennsylvania Workers Compensation claims to cover their medical expenses.
Hazardous material cleanup crews were also called to the scene of the explosion because asbestos had been used in the insulation that was installed around the piping of the boiler that blew up. A spokesperson for the Boston Beer Company, Michelle Sullivan, stated an environmental monitoring expert had also been called in to ensure air quality at the facility was safe and normal.
The Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers with Lundy Law are sympathetic to how confusing and complicated filing a workers’ compensation claim can be and can answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights to a claim you are preparing to file or that has been denied in the past.