A house explosion in Fayette County killed a woman and seriously injured her husband over the weekend. Investigators believe propane gas caused the deadly blast.
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Firefighters from multiple departments responded to the scene on Saturday, July 10 in the 1900 block of Good Hope-New Holland Road SE. Crews arrived to find a structure fire and evidence of an explosion. Patricia Miller (70) and her husband Ted Miller (71) were inside the home at the time of the explosion. Sadly, Patricia died at the scene. Ted was airlifted to a trauma center in Columbus for treatment of serious burn injuries.
The Ohio Department of Commerce says the investigation is ongoing to determine an ignition source.
Can I Sue for a House Explosion?
Yes, you can sue for a house explosion if there is proof that a negligent propane company, gas utility, landlord, or other company caused your injuries or your loved one’s death. Propane-related explosions can involve the tank and its valves or a gas leak, which can be ignited with a simple spark. In propane explosions, responsible parties could be:
- The company that installed, filled, or serviced a propane tank
- The manufacturer of a propane tank or defective part
- The landlord of a rental property
- The manufacturer or company that recently installed or fixed a gas appliance
About our Fire and Explosion Legal Team
Our fire and explosion lawyers help burn survivors and families who lost a loved one. We have been representing burn clients in house explosion lawsuits for the past 40 years. In one recent case, our lawyers won a $10 million settlement for a man who was injured with third-degree burns when a house exploded from a propane leak.
It is important to talk to an experienced lawyer right away if you or a loved one was injured or killed in an explosion. For a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or fill out the form below.