On the job accidents occur frequently. Usually, they are minor and require little treatment. However, sometimes, an on the work accident can be felt, literally, by an entire community.
Early Sunday morning, an explosion at a Rockmart feed mill rocked the community. The explosion was located at the JCG Foods feed mill, just off Ga. 101 about 50 miles northwest of Atlanta.
Five people were injured in the explosion. One of the injured had to be airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. The rest were taken to hospitals in the Marietta and Rome areas.
Sadly, one worker lost his life as the result of the explosion. 25-year-old Justin Deems had begun working the night shift in order to afford the rented home he shared with his wife, Ashley Deems. The two had been married last year.
Deems’ mother, who had been in her living room with her granddaughter at the time, felt the explosion. She reported that it shook her house. She immediately drove to the feed mill where her son worked.
The explosion caused the partial collapse of a building next to the plant’s 100-foot tall storage and processing facility. The fire has been extinguished.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has been called in to investigate the explosion. This is because they have experience in large commercial structures. Local fire and police departments will assist in the investigation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified.
Firefighters did uncover a gas leak at the location, and all utilities have been shut off to the location. However, investigators are clear that it is not known if that was a reason for the explosion.
If you or someone that you know has been injured as the result of an accident, contact the offices of John Foy & Associates. The “Strong Arm” attorneys will help you get the compensation that you deserve.