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Man dies in workplace accident when fireworks storage explodes

Residents of Missouri may be interested in an industrial accident in a neighboring state that resulted in the death of a worker. Consumers are constantly warned about the dangers posed by fireworks, but the devastation caused when a storage unit packed with fireworks explodes is hard to imagine. Police and firefighters recently responded to a workplace accident at the site of a fireworks company where an explosion occurred.

According to an investigation report, it is believed that the explosion occurred when two employees were in a storage unit which contained fireworks. They were reportedly operating a propane powered forklift when the unit exploded. Both workers suffered severe injuries and were airlifted from the site. On the way to the hospital, the condition of one of the two workers deteriorated rapidly, and an unscheduled landing at another hospital en route had to be made. However, as the man succumbed to his injuries.

The helicopter proceeded to take the other victim to a Missouri hospital, where his condition was critical at the time of the media report. It was confirmed that no other workers suffered any injuries. The company asserted that the area has been secured and indicated that safety was its main concern.

Missouri residents who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident likely have to face the high costs of a funeral and burial while coping with the shock of the tragic accident. They may find comfort knowing that they may claim benefits from the workers’ compensation insurance fund. In addition to financial aid for the end-of-life expenses, the benefits may include a compensation package for surviving dependents.

Source: koamtv.com, “***Update***Jake’s Foreworks”, , Aug. 12, 2014

Source: koamtv.com, “***Update***Jake’s Foreworks”, , Aug. 12, 2014