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Heather Gardens Gas Explosion Killed One, Injured Two in Aurora, CO
Heather Gardens gas explosion

A Heather Gardens gas explosion killed one person and injured two others in Aurora, Colorado. The victim was identified as 82-year-old Carol Ross. One of the two injured people was a firefighter, who has already been released from the hospital.…

Heather Gardens Gas Explosion Killed One, Injured Two in Aurora, CO

A Heather Gardens gas explosion killed one person and injured two others in Aurora, Colorado. The victim was identified as 82-year-old Carol Ross. One of the two injured people was a firefighter, who has already been released from the hospital.…

Austin Natural Gas House Explosion Killed One, Injured Another
Austin natural gas house explosion

An Austin natural gas house explosion killed one and injured another on October 27, 2018. Both people were badly injured and taken to a local hospital. One of them, Nicole Burton, 44, was transferred to San Antonio Brooke Army Medical…

Austin Natural Gas House Explosion Killed One, Injured Another

An Austin natural gas house explosion killed one and injured another on October 27, 2018. Both people were badly injured and taken to a local hospital. One of them, Nicole Burton, 44, was transferred to San Antonio Brooke Army Medical…

Northwest Chicago Metra Explosion Killed One Worker, Injured Another
Northwest Chicago Metra explosion

A Northwest Chicago Metra explosion killed one worker, and injured another in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, on the 4500 block of W. Byron Street. The two men were badly injured, and one of the men died shortly afterward. The…

Northwest Chicago Metra Explosion Killed One Worker, Injured Another

A Northwest Chicago Metra explosion killed one worker, and injured another in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, on the 4500 block of W. Byron Street. The two men were badly injured, and one of the men died shortly afterward. The…

Ten Injured in Chicago Water Reclamation Plant Explosion
St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished house

Ten people have been inured in an explosion at the Chicago Water Reclamation Plant on August 30, 2018. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MRWD) of Greater Chicago issued a statement saying that the explosion at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant…

Ten Injured in Chicago Water Reclamation Plant Explosion

Ten people have been inured in an explosion at the Chicago Water Reclamation Plant on August 30, 2018. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MRWD) of Greater Chicago issued a statement saying that the explosion at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant…

Nine Injured, Two Seriously, in Denver 4-Plex Natural Gas Explosion
Denver 4-Plex explosion

Nine people were injured, two seriously, in a Denver 4-plex natural gas explosion on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The two seriously injured people were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. Hospital spokesman Simon Crittle stated that one had “severe traumatic…

Nine Injured, Two Seriously, in Denver 4-Plex Natural Gas Explosion

Nine people were injured, two seriously, in a Denver 4-plex natural gas explosion on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The two seriously injured people were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. Hospital spokesman Simon Crittle stated that one had “severe traumatic…

Malcolm School Gas Explosion Critically Injures Two Workers
Malcolm School Gas Explosion

Two workers were critically injured in a Malcolm school gas explosion at the Malcolm, Nebraska public school campus on July 30, 2018. One received second degree burns, and the other received second and third degree burns. Ambulances from Malcolm and…

Malcolm School Gas Explosion Critically Injures Two Workers

Two workers were critically injured in a Malcolm school gas explosion at the Malcolm, Nebraska public school campus on July 30, 2018. One received second degree burns, and the other received second and third degree burns. Ambulances from Malcolm and…

Gatesville Hospital Explosion Death Toll Rises To Three
Gatesville hospital explosion death toll

The Gatesville Hospital explosion death toll has risen to three. The explosion occurred on June 26, 2018, at a construction site of Coryell Memorial Heathcare System at 1507 West Main Street in Gatesville, Texas. The explosion killed one worker immediately.…

Gatesville Hospital Explosion Death Toll Rises To Three

The Gatesville Hospital explosion death toll has risen to three. The explosion occurred on June 26, 2018, at a construction site of Coryell Memorial Heathcare System at 1507 West Main Street in Gatesville, Texas. The explosion killed one worker immediately.…

Natural Gas Explosion in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Kills Firefighter, Injures Several Others
Natural gas explosion in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

A natural gas explosion in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin killed a firefighter and injured over a dozen others on Tuesday night, July 10, 2018. Several buildings were damaged or destroyed.  Sun Prairie is a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. The firefighter killed…

Natural Gas Explosion in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Kills Firefighter, Injures Several Others

A natural gas explosion in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin killed a firefighter and injured over a dozen others on Tuesday night, July 10, 2018. Several buildings were damaged or destroyed.  Sun Prairie is a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. The firefighter killed…

Propane Tank Explosion at Bair Lake Bible Camp Injures Camp’s Facilities Manager
House explosion in McDaniel, Kentucky

A propane tank explosion at Bair Lake Bible Camp in Jones, Michigan, injured the camp’s facilities manager and damaged one of the camp’s cabins on July 8, 2018.  The employee, David Stiles, is a resident of Jones. Investigators told the…

Propane Tank Explosion at Bair Lake Bible Camp Injures Camp’s Facilities Manager

A propane tank explosion at Bair Lake Bible Camp in Jones, Michigan, injured the camp’s facilities manager and damaged one of the camp’s cabins on July 8, 2018.  The employee, David Stiles, is a resident of Jones. Investigators told the…

Missouri Fireworks Explosion Destroyed Factory, Injured One Worker in Pleasant Hope
Winnebago County Iowa Grain

A Missouri fireworks explosion destroyed a factory and seriously injured a female employee on Tuesday evening, July third, 2018. The worker was apparently trapped inside the building. Firefighters pulled her from the wreckage. She was airlifted to a hospital, with…

Missouri Fireworks Explosion Destroyed Factory, Injured One Worker in Pleasant Hope

A Missouri fireworks explosion destroyed a factory and seriously injured a female employee on Tuesday evening, July third, 2018. The worker was apparently trapped inside the building. Firefighters pulled her from the wreckage. She was airlifted to a hospital, with…

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Five injured in Greenwood, South Carolina explosion
Five Injured in Greenwood South Carolina Apartment Explosion

An apartment explosion resulted in five injured in Greenwood South Carolina on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Three adults and two children were injured in the blast, according to the Greenwood Fire Department. A helicopter transported one adult male to a burn…

Five Injured in Greenwood South Carolina Apartment Explosion

An apartment explosion resulted in five injured in Greenwood South Carolina on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Three adults and two children were injured in the blast, according to the Greenwood Fire Department. A helicopter transported one adult male to a burn…

Faulty Work Caused Explosions
Faulty Work Caused Explosions in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Massachusetts, NTSB Says – Update

Officials have announced that faulty work caused explosions in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Massachusetts just north of Boston on September 13, 2018. The explosions killed one person, injured many others, damaged 131 buildings, caused 60 fires, and forced the…

Faulty Work Caused Explosions in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Massachusetts, NTSB Says – Update

Officials have announced that faulty work caused explosions in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Massachusetts just north of Boston on September 13, 2018. The explosions killed one person, injured many others, damaged 131 buildings, caused 60 fires, and forced the…

North Andover, Andover, Lawrence disaster
North Andover, Andover, and Lawrence Disaster Kills One, Injures Many In Series Of Explosions And Fires

Update: One person is dead, many are injured, and property damage is immense in a series of explosions and fires in the North Andover, Andover, and Lawrence disaster just north of Boston. A state of emergency was declared by Massachusetts…

North Andover, Andover, and Lawrence Disaster Kills One, Injures Many In Series Of Explosions And Fires

Update: One person is dead, many are injured, and property damage is immense in a series of explosions and fires in the North Andover, Andover, and Lawrence disaster just north of Boston. A state of emergency was declared by Massachusetts…

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Gas Explosions and Fires North of Boston Blast Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover in the Merrimack Valley

Gas explosions and fires north of Boston blasted Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, Massachusetts on Thursday, September 13, 2018. “There have been multiple explosions, multiple fires that are happening across the city,” Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera told WBZ TV.  The…

Gas Explosions and Fires North of Boston Blast Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover in the Merrimack Valley

Gas explosions and fires north of Boston blasted Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, Massachusetts on Thursday, September 13, 2018. “There have been multiple explosions, multiple fires that are happening across the city,” Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera told WBZ TV.  The…

Winnebago County Iowa Grain
Winnebago County Iowa Grain Elevator Explosion Injures Two, Shuts Down Site

A Winnebago County Iowa grain elevator explosion injured two people and caused some damage that shut down the site, on August 20, 2018. The incident happened at the Landus Cooperative, located at 314 North Main in Rake, Iowa, in Winnebago…

Winnebago County Iowa Grain Elevator Explosion Injures Two, Shuts Down Site

A Winnebago County Iowa grain elevator explosion injured two people and caused some damage that shut down the site, on August 20, 2018. The incident happened at the Landus Cooperative, located at 314 North Main in Rake, Iowa, in Winnebago…

North Andover, Andover, Lawrence disaster
Propane Dryer Explosion in Leslie Township, Michigan Injured Two

A propane dryer explosion in Leslie Township, Michigan has injured two people. The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Vaughan Road east of Hawley Road, on July 24, 2018. One of the men was seriously burned. He was transported…

Propane Dryer Explosion in Leslie Township, Michigan Injured Two

A propane dryer explosion in Leslie Township, Michigan has injured two people. The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Vaughan Road east of Hawley Road, on July 24, 2018. One of the men was seriously burned. He was transported…

Denver 4-Plex explosion
Can I Sue for a House Explosion?

You may be able to sue for a house explosion. Our lawyers can help if you or a loved one has been burned or otherwise injured. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman recently obtained a $10 million settlement on behalf…

Can I Sue for a House Explosion?

You may be able to sue for a house explosion. Our lawyers can help if you or a loved one has been burned or otherwise injured. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman recently obtained a $10 million settlement on behalf…

Propane Tank Explosion at Bair Lake Bible Camp
Why Didn’t Anyone Smell Gas before the Explosion?

Your loved one is in a burn treatment center after being in a gas explosion. Before the explosion, no one smelled gas. You want to know if there should have been an odor and, if so, why there was not. …

Why Didn’t Anyone Smell Gas before the Explosion?

Your loved one is in a burn treatment center after being in a gas explosion. Before the explosion, no one smelled gas. You want to know if there should have been an odor and, if so, why there was not. …

Grain Elevator Explosion
What Causes Grain Elevator Explosions?

There are more than 250,000 workers at 24,000 grain elevators and mills in this country. Many people don’t think of grain elevators when they hear about an explosion, but these towers often explode. The issue is something called “finely divided…

What Causes Grain Elevator Explosions?

There are more than 250,000 workers at 24,000 grain elevators and mills in this country. Many people don’t think of grain elevators when they hear about an explosion, but these towers often explode. The issue is something called “finely divided…

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El Rio explosion injured three, destroyed home north of Oxnard, CA
El Rio explosion

An El Rio explosion injured three people and destroyed a home at the intersection of Lemar Avenue and Cortez Street on November 24, 2018. Ambulances took three people to hospitals. Captain Stan Ziegler, of the Ventura County Fire Department, described…

El Rio explosion injured three, destroyed home north of Oxnard, CA

An El Rio explosion injured three people and destroyed a home at the intersection of Lemar Avenue and Cortez Street on November 24, 2018. Ambulances took three people to hospitals. Captain Stan Ziegler, of the Ventura County Fire Department, described…

Delaware City Refinery Explosion Injured Three Workers
Northwest Chicago Metra explosion

A Delaware City Refinery Explosion injured three workers on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, inflicting serious burns.  According to New Castle County Paramedics, one 39-year-old worker was in critical condition, with burns to his arms and face.  A 36-year-old worker was…

Delaware City Refinery Explosion Injured Three Workers

A Delaware City Refinery Explosion injured three workers on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, inflicting serious burns.  According to New Castle County Paramedics, one 39-year-old worker was in critical condition, with burns to his arms and face.  A 36-year-old worker was…

April Explosion at Superior Refinery Allegedly Caused by Safety Violations
St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished house

Safety violations allegedly caused the April explosion at Superior Refinery that injured 11 people, according to a federal investigation. The incident happened on April 26, 2018. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the refinery for 13 safety violations.…

April Explosion at Superior Refinery Allegedly Caused by Safety Violations

Safety violations allegedly caused the April explosion at Superior Refinery that injured 11 people, according to a federal investigation. The incident happened on April 26, 2018. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the refinery for 13 safety violations.…

Propane Explosion and Fire in Tilford, SD Kills Two, Injures One As It Destroys Home
North Andover, Andover, Lawrence disaster

A propane explosion and fire in Tilford, SD has killed two people and injured another. One of the fatalities was the Assistant Chief of the Sturgis Fire Department. A local resident was also killed, and a Deputy Sheriff was injured.…

Propane Explosion and Fire in Tilford, SD Kills Two, Injures One As It Destroys Home

A propane explosion and fire in Tilford, SD has killed two people and injured another. One of the fatalities was the Assistant Chief of the Sturgis Fire Department. A local resident was also killed, and a Deputy Sheriff was injured.…

Midland County Texas gas explosion devastates family of four
Midland County Texas Gas Explosion

A Midland County Texas gas explosion has devastated a family of four. The family lived in the home where the explosion took place. The explosion left the family, Lucia Cereceres (29 years old), Auden Tercero (32), and their two children,…

Midland County Texas gas explosion devastates family of four

A Midland County Texas gas explosion has devastated a family of four. The family lived in the home where the explosion took place. The explosion left the family, Lucia Cereceres (29 years old), Auden Tercero (32), and their two children,…

Midland, Texas Pipeline Explosion Injures Seven
Winnebago County Iowa Grain

A Midland, Texas Pipeline Explosion has injured seven people in a series of three natural gas explosions in the Permian Basin, the biggest oilfield in America. Included in the injured are a Midland Fire Department firefighter and a Greenwood Fire…

Midland, Texas Pipeline Explosion Injures Seven

A Midland, Texas Pipeline Explosion has injured seven people in a series of three natural gas explosions in the Permian Basin, the biggest oilfield in America. Included in the injured are a Midland Fire Department firefighter and a Greenwood Fire…

Injury and Death from Flammable Furniture
Furniture Fire

It could be a cigarette, candle, lighter, match or even a moment’s contact with a space heater. Any small, open flame ignition source can ignite upholstered furniture, especially furniture made with synthetic material and polyurethane foam. The problem is compounded…

Injury and Death from Flammable Furniture

It could be a cigarette, candle, lighter, match or even a moment’s contact with a space heater. Any small, open flame ignition source can ignite upholstered furniture, especially furniture made with synthetic material and polyurethane foam. The problem is compounded…

Explosion Lung Injury
Lung Damage

There are several types of lung injuries that are caused by explosions. These injuries can be life-altering and life-threatening. The inability to breathe properly is one of the most distressing medical conditions. In an explosion, there can be near instantaneous…

Explosion Lung Injury

There are several types of lung injuries that are caused by explosions. These injuries can be life-altering and life-threatening. The inability to breathe properly is one of the most distressing medical conditions. In an explosion, there can be near instantaneous…

Chemical Burns
Chemical Burn

Hello, my name is Eric Hageman. I am a lawyer who helps people with chemical burns determine if they can sue for compensation. This involves gathering evidence to find out what company is responsible and how workers’ compensation laws affect…

Chemical Burns

Hello, my name is Eric Hageman. I am a lawyer who helps people with chemical burns determine if they can sue for compensation. This involves gathering evidence to find out what company is responsible and how workers’ compensation laws affect…

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Fred Pritzker Lawyer

A severe burn. Nothing can prepare you for it. No words or pictures can fully describe it. It is, simply, one of the worst experiences imaginable.   Hi, my name is Fred Pritzker. I am a lawyer who helps burn victims…

Burn Injuries Lawyer

A severe burn. Nothing can prepare you for it. No words or pictures can fully describe it. It is, simply, one of the worst experiences imaginable.   Hi, my name is Fred Pritzker. I am a lawyer who helps burn victims…

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St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished house
St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished house, forced evacuation

A St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished a house, and forced an evacuation of the area. The blast happened at the intersection of Payne Avenue and Edgerton Street in St. Paul, Minnesota. The incident happened on Friday morning, November 23,…

St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished house, forced evacuation

A St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished a house, and forced an evacuation of the area. The blast happened at the intersection of Payne Avenue and Edgerton Street in St. Paul, Minnesota. The incident happened on Friday morning, November 23,…

House explosion in McDaniel, Kentucky
House Explosion in McDaniels, Kentucky Killed One and Injured Two

A house explosion in McDaniels, Kentucky killed one and injured two in the 700 block of Camp Green Shores Lane on October 27, 2018. The person who was killed in the tragedy was 62-year-old Loretta Harris of Burnside, Kentucky.  Sadly,…

House Explosion in McDaniels, Kentucky Killed One and Injured Two

A house explosion in McDaniels, Kentucky killed one and injured two in the 700 block of Camp Green Shores Lane on October 27, 2018. The person who was killed in the tragedy was 62-year-old Loretta Harris of Burnside, Kentucky.  Sadly,…

Chesapeake, Virginia natural gas explosion
Chesapeake Virginia Natural Gas Home Explosion Killed One and Injured Nine

A Chesapeake Virginia natural gas home explosion killed one and injured several people on October 14, 2018. The two residents of the home suffered critical injuries. They were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Tragically, one of the residents has…

Chesapeake Virginia Natural Gas Home Explosion Killed One and Injured Nine

A Chesapeake Virginia natural gas home explosion killed one and injured several people on October 14, 2018. The two residents of the home suffered critical injuries. They were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Tragically, one of the residents has…

Explosion at Lone Star Specialties
Explosion At Lone Star Specialties in Lone Star Texas Kills One and Injures Four

An explosion at Lone Star Specialties, in Lone Star, Texas, has killed one man and injured four others. The incident happened on Friday, August 31, 2018. The cause of the explosion has not been determined. The person who was killed…

Explosion At Lone Star Specialties in Lone Star Texas Kills One and Injures Four

An explosion at Lone Star Specialties, in Lone Star, Texas, has killed one man and injured four others. The incident happened on Friday, August 31, 2018. The cause of the explosion has not been determined. The person who was killed…

Homerville, GA gas explosion
Homerville, Georgia Coffee Shop Explosion Injures Three

Two employees and one customer were badly injured when a natural gas leak ignited in a Homerville, Georgia coffee shop explosion. The incident prompted city officials to send out a request over social media, asking citizens to avoid the area…

Homerville, Georgia Coffee Shop Explosion Injures Three

Two employees and one customer were badly injured when a natural gas leak ignited in a Homerville, Georgia coffee shop explosion. The incident prompted city officials to send out a request over social media, asking citizens to avoid the area…

Denver 4-Plex explosion
Wahpeton, North Dakota House Explosion Kills One, Injures Two

A Wahpeton, North Dakota house explosion has killed one person, and injured two others on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The tragedy may have been caused by a gas explosion. The explosion happened in rural Wahpeton along the Wild Rice River,…

Wahpeton, North Dakota House Explosion Kills One, Injures Two

A Wahpeton, North Dakota house explosion has killed one person, and injured two others on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The tragedy may have been caused by a gas explosion. The explosion happened in rural Wahpeton along the Wild Rice River,…

Explosion Injured Husband
My Spouse Was Severely Injured in an Explosion. Can I Hire an Attorney?

Yes you can hire an attorney on behalf of an injured spouse after he or she was injured in an explosion. Your lawyer will need to do an independent investigation, and it is extremely important that this investigation is done…

My Spouse Was Severely Injured in an Explosion. Can I Hire an Attorney?

Yes you can hire an attorney on behalf of an injured spouse after he or she was injured in an explosion. Your lawyer will need to do an independent investigation, and it is extremely important that this investigation is done…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When should I talk to an explosion lawyer? After you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion accident, it’s important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Evidence can be lost over time and may…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When should I talk to an explosion lawyer? After you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion accident, it’s important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Evidence can be lost over time and may…

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Pipeline Explosion Lawyer

Virtually all of these explosions are predictable, preventable and inexcusable. Attorney Fred Pritzker Hi, my name is Fred Pritzker. I am a lawyer who helps people injured and the families of individuals killed by pipeline explosions involving gas distribution, gas gathering,…

Pipeline Explosion Lawyer

Virtually all of these explosions are predictable, preventable and inexcusable. Attorney Fred Pritzker Hi, my name is Fred Pritzker. I am a lawyer who helps people injured and the families of individuals killed by pipeline explosions involving gas distribution, gas gathering,…

Pritzker Hageman Burn Lawyers
Why Hire Pritzker Hageman Law Firm?

Chaos, Confusion, Fear, and Uncertainty. There is nothing more disruptive than a severe burn injury. Time stops. The focus is on the immediate present: the next dose of pain medication, the next dressing change, the next procedure, the next skin…

Why Hire Pritzker Hageman Law Firm?

Chaos, Confusion, Fear, and Uncertainty. There is nothing more disruptive than a severe burn injury. Time stops. The focus is on the immediate present: the next dose of pain medication, the next dressing change, the next procedure, the next skin…

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