Legal news for Arkansas personal injury attorney’s. Two workers left injured after two 90-pound propane tanks exploded.
Arkansas personal injury lawyers alert- A Forrest City recycling plant explosion was caused by two propane tanks.
Forrest City, AR—Two workers at the JW’s East Arkansas recycling plant were injured when two 90-pound propane tanks exploded in the scrap yard. The explosion happened on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 11:30 a.m., as reported by myeyewitnessnews.com
According to Forrest City fire officials, two workers were cutting metal at the recycling plant’s scrap yard using cutting torches, which operates off of propane and liquid oxygen. Two 90-pound propane tanks reportedly exploded and caused another tank to be ejected out of the plant, nearly 600 feet away. The blast also ignited a fire at the plant, where Forrest City and Palestine firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading. The two workers were reportedly injured in the blast and were transported by emergency medical services (EMS) crews to The MED for treatment of their injuries. It is unknown how badly the two workers were injured in the blast. It is also unclear what ignited the explosion, but investigators believe another 90-pound propane tank that was not hooked up is speculated to have been a source of a vapor leak, which could have easily caused the explosion. The St. Francis County EMS and Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene of the explosion.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Arkansas personal injury lawyers.