Bronx, NY (September 9, 2023) – An explosion reported early Tuesday evening resulted in injuries.

At around 6:00 p.m. on September 5, the New York Police Department and New York Fire Department responded to the scene of an incident that took place on City Island.

According to official reports, a small powerboat explosion took place at a fuel dock located at 673 City Island Avenue in the Bronx. The explosion caused the boat to go up in flames. The incident caused smoke to pour out of the powerboat, which could be seen for miles away.

One person was injured as a result of the explosion and transported to a local hospital.

The incident is being investigated at this time.

We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.

Gas Explosions in New York

Explosions are reported far too often in the United States. As you can imagine, being involved in an explosion can have a severe impact on your life. Unfortunately, we see countless people left injured as a result of these incidents across the United States every year. Here in New York, it is fairly common to see people hospitalized with injuries that affect their lives forever as a result of explosions. Some of the most commonly reported injuries include:

  • Contusions
  • Smoke inhalation injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Hemorrhage
  • Penetrating injuries
  • Chemical burns

Any type of serious injury has the potential to completely change the lives of victims. Unfortunately, we see countless innocent people harmed as a result of explosions that are completely preventable. Improperly handling materials, defective parts, and various other factors continue to cause severe explosions that send victims to local hospitals with significant injuries.

If you have experienced a serious injury as a result of an explosion, it is important that you take legal action right away. Reaching out to a gas explosion lawyer can help to ensure you have the best chance of protecting your rights in holding any negligent parties accountable.

Your attorney will conduct an investigation to determine if a defective part, negligence, or another factor played a role in the explosion that left you harmed. It is crucial to hire an attorney as soon as possible so that they have the best chance of gathering the strongest evidence on your behalf.

At Burg Simpson, we take great pride in our proven track record of success for having recovered more than $2 billion in damages for our clients over the years. Our team is dedicated to providing clients with the legal representation they need when they have been affected by an explosion due to negligence. We guarantee results and never charge a penny until your case is won. If you or someone you know has suffered from an explosion, call our national explosion law firm today at (888) 895-2080 for help now and get on the path towards justice today.