Eight workers were injured in a boathouse explosion last week at a New Jersey Navy base while performing routine maintenance. One person was hospitalized with serious injuries while the other seven sustained only minor injuries, mostly consistent with smoke inhalation.
An investigation into the cause of the explosion is still underway. According to USA Today, the Navy said the damage from the explosion did not affect areas outside the boathouse. The boathouse is located on Weapons Station Earle, which provides all ammunition and explosives for Navy ships. The Navy is claiming at this time that ammunition at the weapons station was unaffected by the explosions.
Boat workers are exposed to many hazards on the job and have multiple opportunities to sustain serious personal injury due to neglect in the workplace or careless coworkers. Worker injuries on boats can do life-long damage and require long-term medical care. If you or a loved one has been injured while working on a boat, contact our experienced Boston maritime trial lawyers today for a free consultation. We’re here to help you get justice for your injuries.
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