A Newfield, New Jersey house explosion killed two people, destroyed a house, and damaged four more on Saturday morning, July 7, 2018. The explosion on the 300 block of Oakwood Drive in Gloucester County killed Carole and John Paladino. They were 72 and 73 years old, respectively.
The Newfield, New Jersey house explosion created a large debris field, and knocked pictures off of walls in houses two blocks away. Some debris could be seen in nearby trees.
The blast damaged four other homes in the neighborhood. Families will not be allowed back into the damaged homes until they are inspected.
A neighbor told 6abc Action News that the couple had had new appliances installed the day before the blast. Gas company employees worked to cut off gas service to houses near the explosion area.
Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the explosion. While they do not suspect any foul play, the county fire marshal is investigating. Other agencies involved include the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Franklin Township police department, and the state police arson-bomb unit.
Newfield, New Jersey House Explosion Tragedy
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If a member of your family was injured or killed in an explosion, please accept our deepest sympathies. Nothing will bring back your loved one, but you may have the right to compensation for expenses you incur because of the loss. Those could include funeral expenses, burial costs, lost income, loss of inheritance, and especially, loss of advice, care, comfort, love, and companionship of the family member.
The laws are different in every state, but some states allow spouses, children, grandparents, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and parents of minor children to file a lawsuit. The money that may be awarded can help relieve your expenses, but may also give you a feeling of getting some justice for your loss.
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“Couple killed in house explosion in Newfield, New Jersey identified.” 6abc action news, July 7, 2018.
“Husband and wife killed in New Jersey house explosion.” abc7NY Eyewitness News, July 7, 2018.