Follow Us    |Facebook

Call or Text for a Consultation


Toxic Fire Killed Hundreds in Brazil

 Posted on December 00, 0000 in Personal Injury


Residents of Santa Maria, Brazil were ready for night out, for dancing, clubbing and listening to live music. Never did they imagine that it could turn into a night of chaos and death.

Sunday, January 27, 2013, in Santa Maria, Brazil, Kiss nightclub experienced a horrific fire. Inspectors believe it is due to the showcased band’s pyrotechnics that started a fire on the foam sound insulation material cause smoke and toxic fumes. Thick flames and toxic smoke filled the club, killing 230 people. Some died because of the stampede, some due to toxic fume inhalation and choking to death. Reports stated that guards at first tried to hold back patrons to make them pay off their tabs but soon realized the severity of the situation.

Not just anyone can handle pyrotechnics, which are regulated under firework laws. Each state is different. Illinois requires a permit, insurance carrier for the user, and have an operator who has taken a training course on how to handle the material. Such strict regulations help to ensure safety is the priority to the entertainment value.

Much thought must go into Brazil’s current situation. Will it require them to seek better regulations? Trainings? Expectations? Will the deaths of 230 people go unnoticed? Hopefully, Brazil’s counterparts, such as the United States, can be of some use and good resource to establish ways to make sure this never happens again.

If you are ever caught in a situation where personal injury is an issue, you need to contact a lawyer who will know how to proceed. A personal injury attorney from Illinois will help you make the best decision on how to heal from such a situation emotionally and physically

Share this post:
Back to Top