Breaking: Home in Dutchess County Explodes, Injuring 15
Several People in Critical Condition
On Thursday, November 2nd, an unexplained explosion leveled a New York home in Dutchess County. According to those first on the scene, at least 15 people, including five first responders, were hurt.
A Developing Story
The explosion occurred around noon on Thursday in the town of Wappingers Falls. The accident left a giant pile of smoking rubble in its place, with at least 15 people injured and some in critical condition. Multiple fire departments, EMS units, and other first responders rushed to the scene on Brick Row, off Mill Street.
One child and two adults have been brought to the medical center in Medivac helicopters, while the others went to other hospitals, including Montefiore and St. Luke’s Cornwall. Some victims were even buried within the rubble before getting taken to receive emergency medical care.
What Caused the Explosion?
According to Central Hudson Gas & Electric, a contractor allegedly struck a three-quarter-inch underground service line (nbcnewyork.com). The digging, they claim, caused the fire and possible explosion. However, more details concerning the cause of this tragedy are forthcoming.
According to witness repots, electric and gas services for the entire neighborhood (approximately 100 residents) were shut off after the accident around 1:30 p.m. Injured victims continue to receive critical care at local medical centers.
Unfortunately, accidents like these can often bear grave consequences. As personal injury lawyers, our mission is to investigate liable parties and secure appropriate compensation for injured victims and their families.
The injured residents of the Dutchess County explosion, including a young child with severe burn injuries, deserve full and fair compensation for this traumatic event. Our expert lawyers at Denlea & Carton LLP are experienced in such matters, and are here should you seek a free legal consultation. Call (914) 908-6279 to schedule yours today.