One man was injured in an explosion last night when a CPS Energy excavator ruptured a gas line. Neighbors rushed to pull the man, who had suffered extensive burns, from the burning building. He was transported to a local hospital.
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The explosion occurred around 10 p.m. on E. Highland Boulevard near Rigsby Avenue. Witnesses said it could be heard blocks away. The fire that followed the blast raged through a duplex and house.
Pedro Gonzalez and his father were two of the neighbors who ran to save the man. Gonzalez told News4SA:
“The fire was uncontrollable,” he said. “The heat was in my face. the smoke was in my eyes. The smoke was in my lungs. I didn’t go in further because the fire was burning out of control. When we got the guy out, he was burned from head to toe.”
The explosion attorneys at Pritzker Hageman represent people who have been injured in explosions and families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. To request a free consultation with our Explosions Team, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856 or, complete the form below.