An explosion at an energy plant in Central Connecticut that was under construction has killed five workers and injured 12 others. Reports stated the blast could be felt miles away. The powerful explosion blew apart large swaths of the nearly completed 620-meagwatt Kleen Energy plant. Workers for the construction company, O&G Industries Inc., were purging a gas line when the explosion took place. Authorities said that everyone who was assigned to work at the plant at the time of the explosion was accounted for. The Board’s investigators will determine which federal safety standards apply to the Kleen Energy plant. The fuel gas code has an exemption for power plants.
Many workers are injured on their job site on a daily basis. Working with cranes, forklifts, scaffolding, heavy equipment, and toxic chemicals, all pose danger to the hard working individuals who earn their living in the construction industry. Construction workers face some of the most dangerous working conditions in America. These dangers are increased when construction companies force employees to work overtime and under tight deadlines. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Construction or work related accident, you might be entitled for a compensation. Contact or call: 1-866-789-1664, the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys at M&A Law Firm for a free consultation.