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A man is dead and several others injured after an explosion occurred in Ritchie County Monday night. The explosion was reported to 911 just before 10:30 p.m. on East Myles Avenue in Pennsboro, West Virginia. Four fire departments responded to the scene to battle the blaze from the explosion which was under control by 3 a.m. The body of the man killed in the explosion has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Charleston according to reports from state police. The state police have not yet made a determination as to the cause of the blast.
Gas explosions can occur when public utilities or gas delivery companies working with natural gas, hydrogen, or propane haphazardly handle those materials. Gas explosions can also occur for other reasons including defective connectors, leaking tanks, leaking hoses, defective control valves, and negligent maintenance and improper installation of gas equipment.
Unfortunately, gas explosions often cause serious injuries or death. The most common type of injury from a gas explosion are serious burns that can change a person’s life forever.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a gas explosion, experienced gas explosion experienced gas explosion can help. From investigating the explosion to determine how the explosion occurred to making sure that you receive compensation for injuries sustained in the explosion, an attorney will help protect your legal rights.