Kingman worker severely burned

A rural worker in Kingman was severely burned after a barrel exploded in a Fountain County town on the afternoon of April 26.

According to reports, a man at Denny’s Tire Services was using a cutting torch on scrap metal when the torch got too close to a barrel, causing an explosion. The explosion threw the 53-year-old worker 20 feet away, while the barrel flew 60 feet in the air, according to Chief Allen Brown of the Kingman Fire Department. The cause of the explosion was uncertain, but according to Brown, the barrel had fumes inside. The man, who was severely burned, was airlifted to Wishard Hospital.

A serious accident like this explosion may cause you a long term disability that can stop you from going back to work again. In such a situation you may be entitled to financial assistance through Social Security disability. Learn about your options by talking with a lawyer from the Hankey Law Office, P.C., at (317) 634-8565.