Bucklin, KS (October 16, 2023) – A major explosion took place in Ford County on Saturday evening that claimed the lives of three victims. The explosion was reported just before 530 p.m. on October 14.
According to reports from the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, an explosion took place inside of a commercial building that was being remodeled. The building was located in the 100 block of West Center Street.
Three people were fatally injured as a result of the explosion. The victims were identified as a 26-year-old man, a 29-year-old woman, and a 19-month-old baby.
All three victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.
A 26-year-old victim was also injured in the explosion. The victim was transported to a local hospital for emergency care.
The Ford County police and the Kansas State Fire Marshal Office are currently investigating the incident.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Our condolences go out to the families of all three of the people who lost their lives as a result of this fatal explosion.
Fatal Explosions in Kansas
Fatal explosions take the lives of hundreds of people every year in the United States. Far too often, these incidents are completely preventable. We see many explosions take place as a result of negligence. Leading factors in these explosions include:
- The Presence of Flammable Materials: Having flammable materials, such as fuels, chemicals, or certain gases, can create an environment where an ignition source can lead to a devastating explosion.
- Structural Failures: Issues with the structure, such as a gas line or a ruptured pipeline, can trigger explosions if there is a source of ignition nearby.
- Hazardous Chemicals: Explosions involving the improper handling, storage, or transportation of hazardous chemicals and other substances can result in explosions. Any type of chemical reaction, fire, or even a leak can trigger these incidents.
- Gas Leaks: Natural gas or propane leaks are a leading cause of explosions in commercial buildings. We see many explosions take place as a result of leaks from pipelines, faulty connections, or even appliances.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal explosion, it is crucial that you are aware of the legal options you have. Seeking guidance from a building explosion lawyer can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to protect your rights and get justice for your loved one.
At Burg Simpson, we are passionate about fighting for our clients’ rights and providing them with top-notch representation. Our history of successful cases speaks to our dedication and commitment in seeking justice on behalf of our clients. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to a fatal explosion, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We will fight tirelessly on your behalf so that you can receive the compensation you deserve during this difficult time. Trust in our team at Burg Simpson, as we are here for you every step of the way. You can reach our legal team by calling 888-895-2080 at your earliest convenience for a free consultation to get started.