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A Lebanon County auto shop worker is injured in a workplace fire

On Behalf of | May 30, 2019 | Workplace Injuries

An auto shop and tow yard employee was seriously injured when a Lebanon County building he was working in suddenly caught on fire late in the evening on May 14. The blaze got underway at Weaver’s Wrecking Yard, located on Homestead Road in East Hanover Township just before 11:45 p.m. that day.

Firefighters with the Northern Lebanon Fire and Emergency Services who were dispatched to the scene found the roof and rear door of the garage ablaze when they first arrived at the tow yard. They later found out that the building housed various flammable chemicals needed to complete auto repairs as well as car parts and welding equipment.

Fire investigators have estimated that the damage to the building may be valued at as much as $50,000. They’ve determined that the fire likely got started on the ground level of the building nearby the rear garage door. They’re still trying to determine what the ignition source may have been though.

One male worker was apparently burned in the blaze. He was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital for treatment. It’s unclear what the extent of his injuries are.

Burn, head, neck, spine and other types of serious injuries can cause significant disfigurement and scarring, cognitive and mobility problems. The most serious injuries can leave an individual with an inability to work or on the verge of death.

It can be daunting to have medical bills come flooding in for emergency care that you received following an accident on the job in Dauphin. If you’ve suffered permanent impairments, then you’ve likely discovered that medical care can be quite costly. An attorney can advise you of the different types of benefits that you may qualify for in Pennsylvania if you have burns, scars and disfigurement.


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