A boiler explosion has killed a Revere, MA man. Reyes Bertrand, 50, a husband and father of two, died while checking on a boiler that had recently been malfunctioning.
The explosion occurred just after 4:30 a.m. on February 15 in a multifamily home located at 785 Revere Beach Parkway. No other injuries were reported.
Fire officials described the blast as a highly unusual incident caused by a catastrophic failure. They are still working to determine the source of the failure.
Families told local media that the boiler had been malfunctioning for several days and had acted up again on Wednesday morning so Bertrand went down to the basement to check on it shortly before the blast occurred. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family.