One unidentified person was injured after a small explosion in a commercial building in Northridge on Tuesday afternoon, October 2.
The explosion transpired at approximately 2:42 p.m. in a commercial building located in the 18300 block of West Eddy Street.
It’s unclear what caused the explosion to occur but light smoke was visible from a shipping container when firemen arrived on the site.
One person was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The severity of their injuries and the person’s identity have not been disclosed.
Aerial footage caught by the AIR7 HD showed how the building’s exterior sustained light damage. The accident is currently under further investigation.
Burned Injury Statistics
In 2019, the national average was 6.2 deaths and 25.6 injuries per 1,000 fires. As of December 3, 2020, there had been 9,279 fire incidents in California with 4,197,628 total acres burned. There were 10,488 structures damaged or destroyed and at least 31 fatalities. The 4.2 million acres burned in 2020 are the most in a single year since CalFire began keeping records, and more than the last three years combined.
In 2020, local fire departments responded to an estimated 1.4 million fires in the United States. These fires caused 3,500 civilian fire deaths and 15,200 reported civilian fire injuries. On average, a fire department responded to a fire somewhere in the US every 23 seconds in 2020. Less progress has been made in preventing deaths and injuries associated with reported fires.
Los Angeles County Personal Injury Lawyer For Victims Of Fire Accident
Burn injuries are not only excruciatingly painful, but they also take a long time to cure and can result in both mental and physical scars. Burn victims frequently experience long-term emotional consequences such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or dreams about the occurrence. They may be fearful about sustaining another burn damage if they return to their usual activities.
Physical injuries, on the other hand, leave lasting scars that serve as a constant reminder of the traumatic event to the victim. Come to Arash Law if you or a loved one has just been burned in an accident. We’d want to assist you in recovering from such a severe injury. Contact us for your free consultation at (888) 488-1391 or visit us on our website.