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RM Palmer Candy Factory Explosion Lawyer

7 people were killed and many more injured after a candy factory explosion in West Reading, PA. People injured in the explosion and the families of those that died may qualify for compensation. Please talk to a trusted attorney before accepting any settlement offer or signing any paperwork.

UPDATE: Results of a Federal investigation in October 2023 blame RM Palmer for a failure to evacuate employees after receiving reports of a gas smell in the building.

Explosion Cause Under Investigation

The explosion at RM Palmer happened March 24, 2023, around 5pm. State police are investigating the cause of the explosion. While officials state there we no reports of a gas leak, the explosion was very large. In fact, it leveled the entire building and damaged several others nearby.

Eye-Witness Reports

We don’t have a lot of witness reports from the explosion. Some local residents heard a loud explosion and felt the earth shake. Nearby residents saw large flames coming from the building. A 4-alarm fire took several hours for local firefighters to knock down. Other witnesses report the smell of natural gas, a possible leak.

Possible Gas Explosion

Was this a gas explosion? We don’t know yet. UGI was at the site shortly after the explosion. We also know that UGI conducted safety inspections of nearby houses and found at least one gas leak after the explosion, which was repaired. UGI states the company was on site because of a leak after the explosion.

natural gas leak explosion injury attorney

This wouldn’t be the first time for a gas leak explosion in Pennsylvania. Sometimes, a gas leak is the result of a defective product. A house in Millersville, PA exploded after a faulty valve caused a gas leak. Poor gas line maintenance could be to blame. An attorney can help investigate what company or companies might be responsible.

When To Talk To An Attorney

If you were injured, or you lost a loved one as the result of a workplace explosion an attorney may be able to help. Don’t wait for the results of an investigation or sign any paperwork – timing is critical.

No amount of money can undo a wrongful death. Money may not be able to fix your injury. An injury or wrongful death claim can help you get the money you need to keep moving forward. The money can also serve as a punishment for the company or companies that harmed you. An attorney can help you with your claim.

Injury And Wrongful Death Attorney

Even if you are being offered what seems like a fair settlement, you should always consult with an attorney before you accept or sign anything.

Haggerty Silverman & Justice is a trusted personal injury and wrongful death law firm in Pennsylvania. Contact us for a free legal consultation. All consultations are confidential. You don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you.