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RM Palmer Factory Explosion Lawsuit

On March 24, 2023, around 5pm an explosion at the RM Palmer candy factory in West Reading, PA, shook the entire neighborhood. Employees injured by the explosion and surviving family members should talk to an injury attorney for help to preserve and protect their rights.

This article was originally written and published in March of 2023. Since then, there have been many updates, including the results of a Federal investigation that blames RM Palmer for the deaths in this explosion. The investigation found the employer failed to evacuate employees after several reports of a gas leak smell

RM Palmer Candy Factory

RM Palmer is a well-known candy maker in Pennsylvania. The company is based in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Many of us have enjoyed the seasonal candies at Christmas, Easter, and even Halloween. For over 70 years, RM Palmer has been making great candy.

RM Palmer Explosion

The explosion at RM Palmer’s facility in March of 2023 leveled the entire building. Multiple reports state possibly dozens of people were injured and at least 7 have died as a result. News reports state at least one person spent 8 hours in the rubble before rescue.

Explosion Investigation

At the time this article was written, it is too early to know exactly what happened to cause the explosion. We do understand there was a fire after the explosion, but officials state there was no report of a possible gas leak. The possibility of a gas leak explosion has not been ruled out.

An investigation could take months or years to determine the actual cause. However, if you were injured or a loved one was killed in this explosion you should talk to an attorney before it is too late.

Is It Possible To File A Claim?

Anyone injured in this explosion should talk to an experienced local attorney. Family members of anyone who died in this explosion should talk to a wrongful death attorney for help. It’s possible one or several companies are responsible. An attorney will investigate your claim and help you get the help you need.

Kane & Silverman Law Firm

Kane & Silverman has a long history of helping injured people. We have offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our team handles a variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims. Contact us today for a free consultation with an attorney.