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Explosion at ball bearing factory results in injuries

Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 12:03 pm by Williams Hart   |  Updated: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 1:15 pm    

On Monday, February 10, an industrial explosion at New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc., in Peterborough occurred, causing damage and serious injuries.

Witnesses said that the blast shook the building and the surrounding area. The explosion damaged the facility’s roof and windows. At least 15 employees were sent to the hospital, 2 of whom sustained critical injuries.

Investigators suspect the explosion to have happened in the factory’s “acid room,” though they are still investigating the matter. While investigations are underway, the facility cannot be repaired and the 700 employees will not be able to resume work.

New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc. and other manufacturers in Peterborough produce parts for the aerospace industry.

The attorneys at Williams Hart represent people who are or have been injured by industrial explosions. If you have been involved in such a devastating accident that you believe was caused by another person or company’s negligence, you could be eligible to collect compensation. Call (713) 352-7071 to learn more about your legal options.

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