Ohio Gas Explosion Lawyers – Northfield Home Explosion Kills 4January 12, 2016
Northfield Home Explosion Raises Questions
Tragedy struck last night when a home explosion claimed the lives of a Northfield, Ohio family. All four family members, including two children, were reportedly killed instantly by the explosion, which startled neighbors and left the house ablaze. While some news outlets are currently reporting that fire department officials do not suspect a gas leak was involved, this is not correct.
According to officials, gas company Dominion was on the scene following the explosion and it was Dominion—not fire department officials—who stated that this was not a gas explosion. In fact, Northfield Center Township Fire Chief Frank Risko stated that Dominion’s claims will be investigated by the State Fire Marshal and that a gas leak or other gas-related issue cannot be ruled out as the cause of the explosion.
Gas Explosions Are Often the Result of Negligence
It is not surprising that a gas company would be so quick to deny that this was a gas explosion before an investigation by fire officials has even begun. As Ohio gas explosion lawyers, Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA has experience investigating Ohio home explosions and has seen firsthand how negligence can lead to explosions, fires, and wrongful deaths.
Negligent installation of gas lines, use of defective valves or connectors, or negligent maintenance of lines and equipment can all cause deadly leaks and lead to explosions. Frequently, when these types of negligence occur, either the gas utility company or an associated maintenance company may be responsible for the negligence involved. For that reason, it is advised that victims or their families contact an experienced Ohio gas explosion lawyer to perform a full investigation of a home explosion or fire.
Ohio Gas Explosion Lawyers – Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA
Representing clients throughout Ohio, including Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Summit County, Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA’s team of trial attorneys can help victims and families who have suffered personal injury or wrongful death. Call today for a free consultation regarding your Ohio gas explosion lawsuit.Back To Blog