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Falk Hazardous Materials Fire

Faulk Hazardous Materials Fire Side Effects Could Result In Personal Injury Lawsuits

Faulk Hazardous Materials Fire | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Serious Illness, Injuries | Explosion, Mechanical Power Transmission, Failed Components

On December 6, 2006 an explosion occurred at an industrial complex near downtown Milwaukee injuring 30 people as debris was sent into the sky, a fire official said. The explosion set fire to a Falk Corp. warehouse and could be felt a mile and a half away, fire Lt. Brian O'Connor said. Construction workers, working at nearby sites said they heard a loud boom and saw black smoke and flames shooting from the buildings.

Construction crews working on buildings at adjacent areas are being sent home by their companies because of worry about smoke from the spreading fire. The blast ruined Falk's wood frame warehouse and numerous cars, along with several other buildings in the complex, O'Connor said. The fire spread through rubble covering several blocks. It was not immediately known what caused the blast.

Falk constructs large industrial gears and couplings, employing more than 700 people in Wisconsin. It is a subsidiary of West Milwaukee-based Rexnord Corp., a manufacturer of mechanical power transmission components with annual revenues of approximately $800 million. One Falk employee said the company started to evacuate workers this morning after a leak occurred in one of six large propane tanks behind a building workers annex. He and others were outside when the tank exploded.

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Milwaukee mourns 3 killed in blast

Dec 7, 2006 | AP
Melvin Kuster retired after 41 years working for Falk Corp., the century-old factory that also once employed his father. Now his only child has died there. Daniel Kuster, 35, and two other workers were killed Wednesday when an explosion and fire leveled the industrial warehouse and rocked the near-downtown area. Forty-six other workers were injured, including one with life-threatening injuries, Mayor Tom Barrett said. "You shouldn't have to bury your kids," Kuster's father, Melvin,...

Milwaukee blast injures dozens

Dec 6, 2006 | AP
An explosion rocked the industrial Menomonee Valley near downtown Milwaukee Wednesday morning, injuring about 30 people, a fire official said. The explosion ignited a fire at a Falk Corp. warehouse near the Potawatomi casino and about a half mile from the Miller Brewing Co., fire Lt. Brian O'Connor said. Injured people were being taken to numerous hospitals, he said. Falk makes large industrial gears and couplings, employing about 900 people in Wisconsin. It is a subsidiary of West...

Milwaukee factory blast kills 3

Dec 6, 2006 | AP
An explosion that may have started in a large propane tank flattened an industrial warehouse near downtown Milwaukee on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring 46 others, authorities said. The fiery blast at the Falk Corp. factory flipped cars, hurled debris into the air and forced the evacuation of dozens of workers at the plant, which makes large industrial gears and couplings. Burning rubble was spread over several blocks. "It sounded like when I was in Vietnam, incoming...

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