Multiple Injury Reports Pouring in from 3 Boston Communities
One person has been killed and more than 20 have been injured in a series of gas explosions that has made its way through 3 residential communities in Massachusetts.
One 18-year-old man was killed while sitting in his car when a house explosion occurred nearby, knocking the chimney out of place and crushing him inside his vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead.
Multiple others have been transported to Lawrence General Hospital due to injuries related to gas explosions and fires. Some experienced complications and injuries that were relatively minor, while others suffered severe blast trauma. The total number of recorded injuries currently exceeds 20.
The Merrimack Valley, which includes Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, was heavily affected by the gas line explosions. Approximately 100 homes in the area caught fire, while multiple others were being investigated on claims of gas odor. An estimated 25 homes have caught fire in Lawrence, along with 40 in Andover and multiple others in the surrounding areas.
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Affected Areas Include Towns Serviced by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Local police have advised residents in the Merrimack Valley who are serviced by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts to immediately evacuate their homes and head for safety. The company shut off service to thousands of homes in efforts to prevent further injuries and house fires. The National Grid has also temporarily suspended service to homes in the area in order to prevent electrical and spark-related fires from starting.
Local law enforcement, first responders, government officials, and Columbia Gas of Massachusetts officials are working to prevent further damage and injuries and ensure members of the community are safe until the gas lines in the area have been successfully depressurized.
Previous Cases We Have Handled Involving Gas Home Explosions
At Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law, we have represented families and survivors of natural gas explosions in Huntsville and Gate City, along with others throughout the country. We concentrate our practice on these types of catastrophic cases and have the experience necessary to seek compensation and achieve changes in industry standards for the safety of everyone.
In the Gate City community explosion in December 2013, a natural gas explosion caused a building to collapse catastrophically injuring the survivor, Darryl Brown. Our firm represented Mr. Brown in this horrible accident which resulted in fair compensation for him and his family.
In the same year, a natural gas explosion at a public housing complex in Huntsville yielded similar results. In this case, the apartment exploded causing a mother, Ms. Kent, and her children to sustain serious, painful burns (among other injuries), as a result of the negligence of the Utility company.
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We are experienced in such accidents and have the skill, knowledge, and expertise necessary to handle these cases. We concentrate our practice in the area of gas explosions and related injuries. Our gas explosion attorneys are able to manage these complex cases and are experienced in working with the National Transportation Safety Board and experts.
We Serve Victims of Negligence-Based Injuries, Losses, & Death
At Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law, we are deeply saddened to hear of the extensive damage and loss experienced by families in the Merrimack Valley due to the inadequacy of pipelines used by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. As personal injury attorneys, we seek justice for those who have been harmed and the families of those who have been killed as a result of the negligent or wanted conduct of irresponsible utilities. If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of the recent explosions in Boston served by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, we may be able to help you pursue appropriate compensation for your losses and injuries.
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