Lakewood, NJ (November 4, 2023) – The Lakewood Housing Authority confirmed that a 67-year-old man lost his life as a result of a fatal explosion that occurred on Wednesday evening in Lakewood.
At around 4:15 p.m. on November 1, the police, firefighters, and multiple emergency medical service units were called to the scene of a major explosion that occurred in the Lakewood Housing Authority community.
Reports show that one of the units exploded at the structure located on Sampson Avenue. Authorities arrived at the scene and located a 67-year-old man with severe injuries.
The man ended up passing away as a result of the injuries he suffered.
Investigations surrounding the cause of the explosion are underway. However, investigators believe that the explosion occurred in the bedroom and may have been a result of a release of natural gas to an open flame.
Investigations are currently ongoing. No other injuries were reported.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man killed in this explosion.
Fatal Explosions in New Jersey
The loss of a loved one due to a fatal explosion can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, countless people lose their lives as a result of fatal explosions across the United States every year. Here in New Jersey, we see many innocent people lose their lives as a result of these devastating incidents.
While it is true that accidents can sometimes be unforeseeable, negligence frequently plays a role in explosion incidents. Examples of how negligence can contribute to tragic outcomes include:
- Defective or faulty equipment and products.
- Inadequate safety training or improper training for workers.
- Lack of proper supervision of workers.
- Mishandling of flammable substances.
- Negligent utility workers.
- Unsafe storage of gases, including excessive air pressure build-up.
Explosions typically result in severe injuries. However, there are instances where victims end up losing their lives as a result of their injuries. Survivors often endure lengthy recovery periods, disfigurement, and disabilities. If you have lost a loved one as a result of an explosion, our fatal explosion attorneys are committed to pursuing compensation on your behalf.
To successfully pursue an injury claim, you must demonstrate that the company or party had a responsibility to ensure your loved one’s safety and failed to fulfill that duty. Our dedicated legal team can make all of the difference when it comes to proving your case.
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