It was extremely lucky no person was around at the time of the accident. An explosion of a transformer can cause serious injuries including electrical shock injuries and severe burns.
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
A Con Edison transformer burned and exploded near Grand Central Terminal, causing heavy smoke and a manhole explosion, reported the New York Daily News (5/8/2012).
A maintenance man who was working in the basement near the transformer suffered minor smoke inhalation but is in stable condition, said a FDNY representative in the New York Daily News.
“It was extremely lucky no person was around at the time of the accident. An explosion of a transformer can cause serious injuries including electrical shock injuries and severe burns,” said David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, a New York personal injury law firm that represents clients throughout New York who have been injured in any type of accident that caused severe burns.
Workplace explosions can be caused by a variety of factors. According to the New York Post(5/8/2012), the recent transformer explosion was caused by a fire on the tracks.
As New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand, burn injuries caused by explosions and fires can result in high medical bills, missed work and long recovery times. Burns are also exceedingly painful.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York personal injury accident or construction accident, please contact the New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York burn accident cases`. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."