Multiple People Injured In Glens Falls Gas Explosion Accident By Storage Unit
GLENS FALLS, NEW YORK (November 23, 2022) – Two people were seriously injured in a Glens Falls gas explosion accident at a storage unit near UA Plumbers & Steamfitters.
Glens Falls officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday. Workers were removing tables when there was a sudden explosion.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Both men injured in the blast were airlifted to the Burlington Medical Center for treatment.
A full investigation into the Glens Falls explosion remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Glens Falls Gas Explosion Accidents
Gas explosions may seem like a freak occurrence, but they are much more common than many people think. According to a report by the National Fire Protection Association, an average 4,200 building fires are caused by natural gas explosions. Around 42 people are killed every year in these explosions. There are a number of steps that should be taken in order to prevent gas explosions.
- Appliances that use gas should be properly maintained.
- Gas lines should be regularly inspected.
- When a gas leak is detected, residents or workers should call professionals.
Property owners could also potentially be liable for an explosion on their property that injures or kills someone. Property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. when a property owner has actual or constructive notice about a dangerous condition on their property, they must take action to correct the dangerous condition. Failing to correct a dangerous condition could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of explosions tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries
- First degree burns
- Second degree burns
- Third degree burns
- Head trauma
- Organ damage
Any person that is injured in a gas explosion may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that can come with a serious injury. However, it is common for property owners to fight hard to deny liability for a collision. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Gas Explosion Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the workers injured in this gas explosion. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to OSHA. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Glens Falls gas explosion accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.