Fire Explosion
Meridian Magnesium Fire, Explosion Injures 2 in Eaton Rapids, MI

Two people were injured and 150 were evacuated when an early-morning fire swept through Meridian Magnesium’s 208,000-square-foot automotive manufacturing facility in Eaton Rapids, MI on May 2. The fire, which began close to a shift change around 1:30 a.m., touched off a series…

House Explosion Fire
Woodbridge, NJ House Explosion Injures 13, 2 Suffer Severe Burns

Thirteen people including seven children were injured on April 21 when an explosion occurred at a house in Woodbridge, NJ where family members had gathered to celebrate the birthday of a 10-year-old child. The victims range in age from 2 to…

Saber Grill Recall For Fire Hazard Follows Reports of Injuries 

A malfunction causing flames to burst from the burner valves of Saber grills has triggered a recall. At least 35 such incidents resulting in five injuries prompted the Columbus, Georgia-based company to issue the September 26 recall for some 26,500 gas…

Explosion Smoke Dangers
Fifth Worker Dies After Didion Mill Explosion in Cambria, WI

A fifth man has died from injuries he sustained in a May 31 explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria, WI. Carlos “Charly” Nunez died Friday, June 23 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison burn unit, where he had…

Dust Explosion Fire
Cambria Rallies to Support Families of Didion Explosion Victims

About an hour northeast of Madison, WI, the food pantry in the tiny village of Cambria has been receiving so many donations that they had to temporarily relocate to the school. A few blocks away, at the National Exchange Bank,…

Propane Explosion
Man Suffers Burns, Other Injuries in Piscataway, NJ House Explosion

A man suffered burns and other injuries when his home exploded in the early morning hours of June 11. “He was charred and it looked like projectiles had hit him in the face,” a witness told ABC News. The blast…

Smoke Explosion
Didion Mill Explosion Kills 1, Others Missing and Injured

An explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin last night killed one person and injured at least 11 others. Five of the injured were airlifted to the University of Wisconsin hospital in Madison. Hours after the explosion, two people were…

Fred Pritzker Law Firm
Q&A With a Top Burn Lawyer

Noted burn attorney Fred Pritzker answers questions about burn injury lawsuits stemming from fires and explosions. Q: What are the most common types of burn injuries you encounter? A: Well, burns can be grouped into four categories: thermal, chemical, electrical…

Smoke Explosion
Neighbors Grieve and Worry After Firestone House Explosion

Neighbors and friends gathered in Settlers Park yesterday to take part in a memorial for Mark Martinez and Joseph (Joey) William Irwin III who died in a Firestone, CO house explosion on April 17. The close-knit community has rallied to…

Explosion Smoke Dangers
3 Injured in Natural Gas Explosion on Chicago’s East Side

In April of 2017, an apartment explosion and fire in Chicago injured three people. Owners of rental property are generally responsible for harm caused by an explosion and fire. In addition, if separate company is managing the building, that company…

Fuel Tank Explosion
Explosion at Marathon Sign & Light Injures 2

A March 23 fuel tank explosion at Marathon Electric Sign & Light in the Florida Keys severely injured two employees who were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. Fire and rescue crews arrived at the scene, located at Aviation…

Mobile Homes
3 Children Die in Carrington, ND Fire, Father in Twin Cities Burn Unit

Three children died and three others were injured in a mobile home fire in Carrington, ND on February 25. Alex Tufte, 11, Melody Tufte, 8, and Spencer Tufte, 7, perished when their home, located in the Westside Trailer Court, was…