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Milwaukee Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Attorneys – Truck Explodes Killing One, Injury Another

Unfortunately, accidents while in a work environment are not uncommon, which is why Milwaukee Wisconsin worker’s compensation attorneys are here to fight for those injured. Thursday afternoon a truck explosion killed a driver and critically injured a passenger in Howard, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Attorneys Discuss Accident

The two were driving a semi truck carrying heavy equipment Thursday afternoon when the truck’s fuel system exploded near an industrial park. Initial reports said it appeared the load in the truck shifted when the driver slowed to make a turn. The turn seemed to have moved the load forward, compressing the natural gas fuel system and causing the explosion.

One man, the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene and a male passenger who was thrown from the truck was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.  The accident occurred just before 1:30 p.m.

Ace Manufacturing Industries, which owns two nearby facilities approximately 300 yards apart, owns the truck. Initial reports said the truck was moving a load between the company’s two buildings. Several area businesses were asked to evacuate until the scene was deemed safe and the injured worker was taken to the hospital.

The accident is under investigation.

Any accident involving a semi truck can be quite complex. Experienced Milwaukee Wisconsin worker’s compensation attorneys are able to make sure you get the full benefit you deserve. Call today for your free, initial consultation.

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