Kelso, WA (May 3, 2023) – One man was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries following an explosion that occurred in the Kelso area on Monday morning, May 1.

At around 8:30 a.m., the Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue reported to the scene of an explosion that took place on Allen Street.

Reports show that an RV located in Brook Hollow Park, in the 2500 block of Allen Street, blew up during the morning hours. The explosion resulted in heavy fire, which overtook the 19-foot motorhome.

A 74-year-old man suffered injuries due to the fiery explosion. The man was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, where he was provided further medical treatment.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and deemed the motorhome a total loss.

The cause of the explosion is currently under investigation.

We hope the injured man is able to make a full recovery. Our thoughts are with him at this time.

Injury Explosions in the United States

Being involved in an explosion can have a devastating impact on every aspect of your life. The unfortunate truth is that thousands of people are hospitalized every year as a result of explosions that occur right here in the United States. There are many instances where these incidents are caused by the negligent and reckless actions of others.

Some of the most common causes of explosions reported in the United States include:

  • Defective heating appliances
  • Mechanical issues
  • Propane gas leaks
  • Electrical issues
  • Propane refrigerator leaks and explosion

Unfortunately, explosions can be incredibly devastating for those involved. We see countless people left with severe and traumatic injuries that affect their lives forever. If you were left with injuries as a result of an explosion, there may be legal options available to help you move forward. Seeking guidance from a nationwide explosion injury lawyer can help to determine what options are available for you.

If another person’s negligence contributed to the explosion, you have the ability to seek compensation for some of the losses and damages that you face. This can include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

It is in your best interest to seek legal representation immediately after the explosion takes place. This will ensure that a thorough investigation is performed in a timely manner to determine what factors led to the explosion.

Our team at Burg Simpson is fully committed to helping injured parties get justice following devastating explosions. We understand how traumatic an unexpected explosion can be and therefore offer our services to help you move forward and get the recovery you deserve. Our attorneys have over 40 years of experience in helping accident victims secure more than $1 billion worth of verdicts and settlements for their damage. We remain dedicated to helping those affected by negligence. To discuss your claim further and see how we can best assist you, contact our nationwide personal injury lawyers at (888) 895-2080 today for an initial consultation.