Two workers were injured at work in New York in a devastating Long Island fire on Wednesday, February 1st. The fire started at a marina while a dry-docked boat was being serviced. Apparently, although it is unclear exactly what happened, as workers removed the fuel tank from the boat, it sparked a fire that ended up ravaging the Freeport marina.
Two workers suffered burn injuries in the blaze, which took place around 4:00 PM that afternoon, and both have been hospitalized for the injuries they sustained. Fortunately, neither worker is thought to have sustained life-threatening injuries, although the extent of the injuries is unknown.
Sixteen boats were completely lost in the marina fire, and it took two hours to contain the fire. Eight fire departments sent firefighters to assist, with over 200 working at the site in total. No other injuries were reported.
The Long Island workers' compensation lawyers with Markhoff & Mittman, PC hope both injured New York workers recover quickly from their injuries. Fires and explosions are some of the most unpredictable and damaging on-the-job accidents, and we are relieved to hear that injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
Accidents can happen without warning. If you have been injured at work in New York, you may have the right to compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages, and other expenses. Speak with us today in a completely free consultation with any questions you may have about your rights to New York workers' compensation benefits.