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California explosion leaves two workers seriously injured

Posted on May 20, 2016 2:07 pm under Workplace Injury

An explosion in Santa Fe Springs, California left two roofing contractors with severe burns and other serious injuries. The explosion took place in the 13500 block of Orden Drive and involved 4,000 gallons of tar and smaller propane tanks that were being used during the roofing job.

The blast took place while two AAA Roofing contractors were heating asphalt to 500 degrees. One of the victims sustained third-degree burns to about 60 percent of his body while the other sustained less serious second-degree burns. Fire Chief Brent Hayward said authorities are still investigating whether the explosion came from the propane tanks or from the asphalt vapor. Co-workers of the two victims were devastated by the accident.

The lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® understand how painful it is for families when their loved ones are injured in workplace explosion accidents. If you or someone you love sustained serious injuries on the job, we may be able to help you receive compensation. Discuss your situation with us by calling (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your options.