Legal news for New York Mesothelioma attorneys–White dust was found in explosion at Islamic school of excellence in Syracuse, New York.
Syracuse, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) — The Ihsan School of Excellence located in Syracuse experienced an explosion in the school basement that released a cloud of white dust and natural gas into the school building Thursday, October 8, 2009, according to the Post-Standard.
The school was closed the rest of the day, and remains closed until further notice. The 75 children were sent home early from the school located on West Onondaga Street. Investigators reported that the explosion sent a dust flying everywhere.
Investigators contacted the FBI and government Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) www.atf.gov to probe the explosion if there were other factors involved in the explosion that occurred in what is respected as a place of Islamic worship.
However, investigators have determined that the blast was caused by an equipment malfunction. Investigators have been attempting to get a hold of the maintenance workers.
The 75 students resumed their studies at Al-Huda Mosque. The school has been reportedly working with an insurance company to fix the damage done to the school in the blast. More importantly, the blast released asbestos into the air. Asbestos is a deadly carcinogen that caused Mesothelioma, which is a type of cancer directly linked to asbestos exposure.
The school is taking the necessary steps to reopen so that the children are safe and that the building is repaired. Investigators ruled the explosion to have been an accident.