Passaic, NJ – Firefighter Injured in Blaze at Pool Chemical Plant on Passaic St

Passaic, NJ – Firefighter Injured in Blaze at Pool Chemical Plant on Passaic St

Passaic, NJ (January 14, 2022) – On Friday, January 14th, firefighters worked to contain a massive fire at a pool chemical plant in Passaic County.

The fire broke out at the Qualco plant in Passaic when the walls and roof of the main structure went up in flames.

The area of the building where the fire began later collapsed in on itself.

The structure was mostly empty at the time as it was being used as a storehouse for pallets and plastics, as well as some chlorine. 

The security guard on site was accounted for but a firefighter was injured when burning debris struck him in the face. Slips and falls were also reported due to the water freezing on the ground.

The 100,000 square foot facility contained chlorine tablets, some of which burned, however, the fire was brought under control before it reached the main part of the chlorine plant

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Fire-Related Injuries in New Jersey

Passaic, NJ - Firefighter Injured in Blaze at Pool Chemical Plant on Passaic St

A serious burn is an emotionally and physically traumatic experience. Almost everyone has experienced a minor burn from cooking or other common activity, but burn caused by residential fires often cover large portions of the body, are incredibly painful, and can lead to serious infections and skin loss, paving the way for other serious medical conditions. 

When they heal, burns can leave disfiguring scars that require surgical intervention and can make routine movements difficult and painful.  

A severe burn can take years to heal. In some cases, the victim never fully recovers.  Burn victims usually require hospitalization in special wards where they have to undergo multiple surgeries and other treatments to get their skin as functional and normal-looking as possible. A lot of victims also need psychiatric care due to the trauma of the event and of living with disfiguring scars. 

Appropriate medical care for burn victims is expensive. If your burn injuries were the result of another person’s reckless, careless, or malicious behavior, you are entitled to seek compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional damages. 

Passaic Fire Injury Lawyers

Our Passaic personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. 

In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, building managers, contractors, and landlords. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party. 

These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a burn injury attorney in Passaic to get the justice they deserve.

Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our fire injury lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.