Gloucester, MA (July 17, 2023) – An explosion took place on Monday morning in the Gloucester area that sent two people to area hospitals with injuries.
At around 9:00 a.m. on July 17, calls for assistance came in surrounding an explosion near the Blynman Bridget.
Reports from the Gloucester Fire Department show that a small recreational fishing boat was on the river when it exploded near the area of Western Avenue and Perkins Road.
Sources indicate that the explosion occurred in the engine of the boat. The boat subsequently caught on fire. Two people were on the boat at the time of the explosion. Both victims were injured as a result of the incident. The victims were rendered aid at the scene and transported to Beverly Hospital for further assistance.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the two victims are able to recover quickly.
Explosions in Massachusetts
Explosions are not generally widespread across the state of Massachusetts. However, the result of each explosion can be extensive. When explosions occur onboard water vessels, they are often identified as being related to gasoline fumes. This can cause severe damage to the boat and hurt any person nearby. Unfortunately, each year, countless people are affected by these incidents, many of whom suffer life-changing injuries that require both immediate and long-term medical care.
There are many cases where those involved in explosions are left with severe burn injuries, blast injuries, and even the loss of limbs. Dealing with the painful aftermath of an explosion is not something that most people are able to prepare for ahead of time. After suffering injuries in an explosion, it is crucial that injured parties take legal action.
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