Gas leaks, boilers, explosives, chemical dust, electrical malfunctions and negligence are all common causes of fires and explosions. Explosions can happen anywhere: at a residence, at a business, at a job site, as well as in an aircraft or motor vehicle. Frequently, the greatest property damages and losses in Massachusetts are the result of explosions. If you have experienced injuries as a result of an explosion accident, contacting an expert Boston, MA explosion accident attorney is a necessary thing to do.
Edward Hennessey II lived in the Station House Apartments in Lake Mary, Florida. On July 23, 2015, Hennessey decided to grill some steak and chicken on the gas grills located in the complex’s outdoor kitchen. When he went to fire up the grill, however, another grill that was located behind him blew up. Hennessey was knocked unconscious and suffered first and second-degree burns, cuts, bruises and abrasions. After an investigation by the Lake Mary Fire Department, the cause of the explosion was determined. The Fire Department concluded that someone who previously had used the grill behind Hennessey left the gas on. After Hennessey lit his grill, the accumulated gas ignited. In addition to Hennessey’s injuries, the force of the explosion knocked the grill from the brick wall in which it was set.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, Hennessey filed a lawsuit against Station House Apartments for negligence. He is seeking more than $15,000 in damages. The lawsuit alleges that the apartment staff should have kept the grills turned off and should have warned users that others may leave grills on, which could cause an explosion. Hennessey suffered injuries to his legs and feet. He worked as an Uber driver during his work break, and was unable to drive for two to three weeks.