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