Car Mechanic Killed In Gas Explosion in Northern Oregon.

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How well do you remember your chemistry lessons from high school?  Think back to those days as a teenager, when you heated up liquids with Bunsen burners and wore uncomfortable plastic goggles.  As a chemistry student, you may have learned about the characteristics of the three types of matter: solids, liquids, and gases.  Gases, as you may recall, have very distinct qualities that often make them hard to contain.  While some gases are harmless to humans in small doses, others can be deadly.  Yet an even greater danger is posed when gases are ignited by sparks and flames.

On November 27, 2014, Kristi Mares was working as an auto mechanic at her repair shop in Scappoose, Oregon.  She, along with her husband Paul Mares, was finishing up a job around noon on Thanksgiving Day.  Kristi and her family were planning on getting together later that afternoon for their Thanksgiving dinner, and she wanted to get a few projects finished before she left the shop.

Kristi and Paul were working alongside one another that morning when disaster struck.  According to investigators, a leaking tank of oxygen ignited when one of the repair shop workers was grinding a piece of metal.  The tank of flammable gas exploded in a tremendous fireball and Kristi was killed instantly.  Paul was miraculously uninjured by the blast.  Initial investigations at the site of the accident indicated to Oregon OSHA officials that the gas tank had accidentally been left on while repairs were being made to another piece of equipment.  OSHA officials are currently investigating this terrible tragedy.

If you or a loved one have been burned, scalded or otherwise injured in a Massachusetts explosion accident, you may be entitled to significant compensatory damages from the responsible parties.  Please do not delay—your potential claim may be time-sensitive!  Call our Boston personal injury lawyers without delay at 617-787-3700 or email for your no-cost consultation.

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