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Helping Victims of the Andersen Farms Grain Bin Explosion Find Answers & Recover
On Tuesday, May 29, an explosion occurred at a privately-owned grain bin in South Sioux City, Nebraska near Sioux City, Iowa. According to residents, the explosion occurred just a little after 1:00 p.m. and resulted in multiple smaller explosions, as well as a fire that sent smoke billowing. Reports stated that three employees were at the site at the time of the explosion and subsequent fire. One of the workers suffered significant injuries and was taken to a hospital. That individual has since been transferred to a Lincoln, Nebraska burn unit for treatment.
The explosion happened at a grain bin owned by Andersen Farms Inc. and occurred at 2415 5th Avenue.
In the aftermath of the explosion, nearby homes were evacuated.
The South Sioux City Fire Department said the incident is being classified as a gas fire. While several different fire crews are on the scene, their efforts had to be paused until the gas could be put out. The gas department is currently working to tear through the streets at two separate spots and are looking for a third line.
“I've been advised by the city and maybe the county that they are declaring this a state of emergency, so that will help us get more resources to help with this,” said Chief Ed Mahon.
Right now, authorities are worried about the stability of the building; police have reported they will demolish it if it doesn’t fall on its own.
Nebraska Explosion Injury Lawyers Helping Survivors Rebuild Their Lives
At Arnold & Itkin, we have been there to assist countless families in the wake of serious explosions such as this one. From the Deepwater Horizon to the 2013 Geismar, LA explosion, we have assisted families in finding answers, demanding justice, and recovering fair compensation so that they can move on with their lives. All too often, we have seen how owners, managers, and companies have failed to protect their employees from these explosions by prioritizing profit over safety. Then, when the unthinkable does happen, these companies refuse to help employees recover, leaving them on their own during the worst moment of their life. We will not stand by while that happens.
Our Nebraska explosion attorneys are passionate about helping the injured demand justice—working with them so that they can understand what truly happened, why it happened, who was responsible, and what can be done to prevent future accidents like it from happening again.
During this difficult time, it’s of paramount importance that you get help to ensure your rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your best interests. To talk to an attorney about your options, give us a call at (888) 493-1629. It’s completely free of charge and requires no obligation on your part. Just tell us what happened and we’ll let you know how we can help.