Workers were catastrophically burned while wearing uniforms provided by their employer. At the time of the fire, the workers were trying to extinguish a fire that had started in a feed bin.


In the course of their efforts, a flash fire occurred, igniting the workers’ uniforms. While the flash fire lasted only seconds, the uniforms continued to burn, resulting in burns over 80% of the workers’ bodies. The uniforms were not flame resistant and contained no warnings or instructions concerning the risk of flammability.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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