Onamia apartment fire injures three

An apartment fire injured one resident and two firefighters in Onamia last week. All residents, most of them elderly, were displaced from the 12 unit, two-story complex as a fire in a first floor apartment burned.

The fire was contained in the single apartment and is believed to be accidental, though the investigation is still ongoing. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the fire department was called to Onamia Manor Apartments after 7:30 pm Wednesday night.

One resident has been treated for burns to the face and two firefighters suffered from smoke inhalation.

If you or someone you love has suffered a burn injury, contact the burn injury attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates by calling (612) 334-3444.



Kraft apologizes to victims burned by coffee product

Kraft Foods has recently issued an apology to its U.S. and Canadian customers after a defect in the Tassimo T Discs sprayed them with  hot water and coffee grounds, leading some to suffer from second-degree burns.

One victim was a 10 year-old Minnesota girl who was rushed to the hospital with second-degree burns on her face and neck. She is just one of 140 people to report the Tassimo coffee machine’s defect and one of 37 who received second-degree burns.

Kraft Foods has since issued a voluntary recall of Tassimo Expresso T Discs and Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious burn injury due to the negligence of another party, contact the burn injury lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates by calling (612) 334-3444.



Young child severely burned

An 11 year-old boy is in serious but stable condition at the hospital after he was seriously burned earlier this week.

The boy and his 13 year-old friend were playing with a lighter and rubbing alcohol when he suffered severe burns to his head, arms, and chest. He was flown to the hospital Monday night. It was not noted whether or not the teenager sustained burn injuries.

Local law enforcement believes the incident was accidental.

If you or someone you love has been severely burned, contact the Minnesota burn injury lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates by calling (612) 334-3444 today.



Hockey team survivor dies due to severe burns

Only two passengers in the Yak-42 aircraft that was carrying the Russian Kontinental Hockey League survived the deadly crash after the plane flew into a signal tower and killed 43. A 26 year-old hockey player and a plane engineer were able to escape the wreckage and were saved by paramedics. Now the death toll has risen to 44 after the hockey player died on Monday from severe burn injuries that covered 90% of his body.

The 26 year-old was the only member of the hockey team that made it out of crash alive. Nearly 100,000 fans lined up outside the hospital and dozens of fan pages were created to support the young man. But his injuries were too severe and included serious burns to his respiratory tract. The plane’s engineer, and now sole survivor, is currently in stable condition.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of all the victims in this tragic accident.



Burned man sues mechanic for injuries

An auto mechanic in Santa Ana, California will serve 5 years in a state prison after he pleaded guilty to arson causing bodily injury. The employee lit a 64 year-old man that was loitering around the auto shop the mechanic worked at. He attempted to scare the man away, but the flames consumed the transient and he suffered third-degree burns on his face and arms.

Now the burned man is suing Firestone for negligence and wants $1.5 million to repay his medical expenses. The 64 year-old is a war veteran and underwent six weeks of treatment for his burns, which included getting multiple skin graphs from his hips and other areas of his body.

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, contact the Minnesota burn injury attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Fire destroys Minnesota business warehouse

A fire occurred on Saturday at 12:40 p.m. that destroyed a wire warehouse in Hugo. The warehouse belonged to the wire business, Glamos Wire Products.

Calls were made to the Centennial fire department by concerned citizens after they saw black smoke coming from the building. Firefighters from the Hugo department had been in the same area an hour before the outbreak of the fire because of power outages. Investigations into the cause of the fire are still under way, however, it has been speculated that it may have been due to the fallen power lines.

No one was in the warehouse at the time of the incident, and the company will continue business on Monday in a different building.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a fire, please contact the Minnesota burn injury lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.