Lake of Ozarks, MO (August 13, 2023) – A major explosion was reported at the Lake of the Ozarks on Friday that left more than a dozen people injured.
The explosion occurred just before 4:30 p.m. on August 11.
According to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a buildup of gas fumes inside of an engine sparked a major boat explosion at the Millstone Marina located at the Lake of the Ozarks on Friday evening.
Three people were ejected from the boat as a result of the explosion.
A total of 16 people were injured as a result of the incident. The victims ranged in age from six years old to 43 years old. Four of the victims on board were children under the age of 12, and three were teenagers.
The 16 victims were provided care at the scene. Five of the injured parties were transported to area hospitals with moderate injuries.
At this time, investigations are underway.
Our thoughts go out to those injured as a result of this explosion.
Boat Explosions in Missouri
Spending time out on the water during the hot summer months should be fun and enjoyable. Unfortunately, boats present unique dangers that can turn a fun situation into devastation in no time. Due to the fact that these items have a lot of moving parts and use gas and electricity to operate, there is always a risk that some type of explosion may occur.
Boat explosions often take place as a result of some type of gas leak. The unfortunate truth is that many of these incidents are preventable. We see countless people hospitalized with severe blast injuries, devastating burns, and even inhalation injuries as a result of these explosions.
If you have been injured as a result of an explosion, you may have legal options available. A gas explosion lawyer can help you protect your legal rights and seek compensation for your losses and damages. After an explosion, your attorney will be able to investigate, identify who is at fault, and pursue legal action against the responsible party. It is crucial to act quickly in order to provide yourself with the best chance of getting justice.
Explosion injuries can have devastating physical and financial impacts on victims’ lives, so it is important to get the legal help you need right away. Burg Simpson’s team of experienced national explosion lawyers are committed to providing each person with a free consultation and working hard to achieve the best possible results for your personal injury claim. We understand that this process can be challenging, but we will be there for you every step of the way, working diligently towards getting justice. If you or someone you know is in need of explosion injury representation, please call us at (888) 895-2080 to set up a free consultation today.