A fire at Giordano’s Recycling on Mill Road in Vineland, New Jersey injured two workers the morning of March 28, 2012 according to Firehouse.com. Based on initial reports, the fire started when a worker was cutting through a cylinder tank. The Fire Chief stated that the investigation will conclusively determine what happened, but it seems that the cylinder tank was still under pressure while it was being cut and the fire began after the material in the tank was released.
Two workers were injured as a result of the New Jersey workplace fire, according to the City Emergency Medical Services Chief. One was treated at the scene and the other was transported to South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center. Information on the extent of the workers’ injuries or their identities is not yet available.
There are several reasons why workplace accidents occur, including negligence on the part of a contractor or subcontractor as well as defective equipment or machinery. In the case of unsafe tools, the tool manufacturer may also be held liable for any resulting injuries.
At Blume Forte, our experienced workplace injury lawyers in New Jersey can investigate the details of your accident to determine whether negligence on the part of a contractor, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or other third party is at fault. To find out whether your potential claim may have merit, contact us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.