Multiple People Injured in Electrical Vault Blasts in California

5 Hurt in Huntington Beach Electrical Vault Explosions Saturday Night


Huntington Beach, Southern California: Authorities said five people were injured in a series of electrical vault explosions that happened Saturday night.

Firefighters responded to Old World Village after reports of an electrical fire.

According to authorities, the initial blast splattered heated mineral oil used to cool the transformers and, possibly, ignited subsequent explosions.

One person sustained moderate to severe injuries. Four others, including two firefighters, suffered minor injuries.

The blasts happened at an Oktoberfest festival and caused chaos as hundreds of people had gathered for the event.

Authorities said about 1,700 customers were left without power following the incident. Southern California Edison crews worked overnight to replace three damaged transformers in the vault and restore service.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.