Newark, NJ (July 22, 2023) – Several victims were injured as a result of a major explosion incident that occurred on Friday in the Newark area.
On July 21, multiple law enforcement agencies and first responders were called to the site of a major incident at the Stephen Crane Village public housing complex.
Reports show that the apartment complex, which is located on North Hawthorne Lane, was rocked by a massive explosion. The incident caused significant damage to the structure, causing it to collapse.
A total of thirteen families were displaced as a result of the incident. Six people were injured. One victim who was seriously injured was rushed to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, for the treatment of significant burn injuries. Three other victims were transported to University Hospital, while the remaining two victims were transported to Clara Mass Medical Center.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope all of those harmed as a result of this explosion recover quickly.
Explosions in New Jersey
Building explosions can be incredibly devastating. The unfortunate truth is that these incidents often result in severe injuries and extensive losses related to property and other personal possessions. In many cases, families are fully displaced and left without anywhere to go. Trying to overcome painful injuries while being forced out of your home can be trying, both mentally and physically.
Unfortunately, there are many instances where building explosions occur as a result of negligence. When building owners fail to maintain electrical systems, have their HVAC systems regularly serviced and inspected, and engage in other acts of negligence, it can lead to devastating explosions that cause severe injuries to those involved.
After an explosion, a thorough investigation is needed to determine the cause of the incident. Working with a building explosion attorney can help to ensure this process is performed correctly.
The investigation will involve various pieces of critical evidence. This often includes information found at the scene. Pictures of the explosion, maintenance logs, and other evidence found on-site will be critical when it comes to proving your case.
In addition, your attorney will work to determine if any involved appliances were defective or malfunctioning. They will examine safety records to see if there is any evidence of negligence. Finally, your attorney will work with financial experts who are able to prove the extent of damages that you have suffered.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion due to negligent actors, it is important that you contact the trusted lawyers at Burg Simpson. Our experienced and devoted national explosion lawyers have decades of experience and are dedicated to fighting for justice by holding negligent parties accountable. We understand how difficult this time may be for you and will do everything we can to ensure justice is served. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our national explosion lawyers today for a free consultation by calling 888-895-2080 at your earliest convenience.