Long Beach, CA (August 8, 2023) – Two people died, and several people were left injured following a boat explosion that occurred on Saturday in the Long Beach area.
At around 5:15 p.m. on August 5, the Long Beach Fire Department and local police rushed to the scene of an incident at Alamitos Bay.
Reports from LBFD show that a 35-foot powerboat was at a fuel dock in the area of Alamitos Bay when it exploded and burst into flames.
Authorities rushed to the scene and began battling the blaze.
Two women were fatally injured in the explosion. Three additional victims were injured and rushed to area hospitals for further medical care. All of the victims were in their 60s.
The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.
We hope all of the injured victims make a full recovery.
We offer our sympathies to the families of the two women who lost their lives in this explosion.
Fatal Explosions in California
Being involved in an explosion can be incredibly challenging to deal with. Unfortunately, we see countless victims lose their lives as a result of explosions that occur across our state. Boat explosions can be extremely devastating to deal with.
Unfortunately, there are several factors that commonly contribute to these incidents taking place. One of the most common causes is improper fueling procedures. Inadvertently introducing gasoline vapors into the bilge area, which houses the fuel tank and engine components, can create a highly flammable atmosphere prone to ignition from even minor sparks or open flames.
Another common cause of boat explosions is electrical malfunctions and wiring deficiencies. Faulty electrical systems can lead to overheating or short circuits, generating sparks capable of igniting any surrounding combustible materials, such as fuel leaks or volatile engine fumes. In addition, mechanical failures pose another significant hazard on vessels; inadequate maintenance practices may result in fuel leaks or excessive heat generation within engines and exhaust systems.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an explosion, your family may have legal options available. It is crucial that you reach out to a fatal explosion attorney as soon as possible to explore the options that you have. Your attorney will be able to discuss the legal options that are available and help you pursue justice.
At Burg Simpson, we understand how devastating explosions can be and are here to help you on your road to justice. Our seasoned legal team has years of experience handling explosion cases with a successful track record. We believe in open communication so that our clients are always informed of their rights throughout this process. Additionally, when you choose us as your attorneys, you do not have to worry about paying any attorney fees until we win your case. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. So if you have lost a loved one as a result of an explosion, please contact our national explosion lawyers by calling (888) 895-2080 today and get started seeking justice for your loved ones.