Florida Work Injuries Caused by Water Tank Explosion
Jon Martinez and Jason Steele, both of whom worked for United Fire Protection in St. Petersburg, Florida, were recently killed in an industrial accident while working for United Fire Protection at a former Georgia Pacific Plant in Lake Placid, Florida. The workers were fixing a pump inside a concrete block building adjacent to a water tank, when the tank (or the pump) exploded. When the tank exploded, it caused a “rush” of water, which caused the building to collapse. OSHA and local law enforcement are investigating the work accident.