The tragic industrial accident in Middletown, CT has shaken a community and taken the lives of seven workers. It cannot be overstated how sad and sobering this event was. What is most disturbing is the possibility that the companies overseeing the construction project did not do enough to protect their employees.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of two injured electricians asserts that workers were not warned of the dangers of the purged gas. Investigators are pointing to this purged gas, in combination with live electricity, active welding and a gas fueled torch heater as possible reasons for the massive explosion.
The questions that this lawsuit and others like it must answer are: What could the companies in question have done to prevent the explosion? Were workers warned of the potential for a deadly explosion? Did supervisors and managers do all they could to prevent the accident?
Only time will tell if the injured workers filling the suit are able to recover from their injuries and receive the justice they deserve.
The families of the workers who lost their lives are in our thoughts every day. The staff and attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost a loved one. We sincerely hope that the injured workers are able to heal quickly and fully from their injuries.