Pleasantville, NJ – Burn Victims Airlifted Following Residential Explosion Near W. Park AveNY/NJ Legal News
Pleasantville, NJ (September 30, 2022) – On Wednesday, September 28th, two residents of Pleasantville were transferred by medical helicopters to regional trauma centers after a gas-related explosion in the back of their residence.
At about 4:30 p.m., emergency responders were requested to the victims’ home for reports of an explosion with burn injuries.
TriCare EMS, firefighters, Pleasantville police, and AtlantiCare medics were all present on the scene.
Due to the seriousness of their injuries, two medevac helicopters were summoned to the area. They landed on West Park Avenue at the Pleasantville Recreational Fields.
A tree behind the residence also caught fire. The flames were doused by fire crews at the scene.
Both patients sustained second and third-degree burns. They were airlifted to burn centers in the Philadelphia area.
Their names and conditions have not been made available.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation by the Fire Department’s Fire Cause Investigation Unit with assistance from the state’s Division of Fire and Safety.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Gas Explosion Injuries in New Jersey
Gas explosions can occur for a number of reasons, including faulty or defective appliances or equipment, gas leaks, or the wrong kind of gas appliance being installed, just to name a few. The three gases that are most commonly involved in gas explosions are natural gases: propane, methane, and butane. Both before and after an explosion, hazardous toxic fumes, often the cause of the explosion, are given off, followed by serious injuries and even death.
Gas explosions are made up of two components, the leaking gas, and an ignition source. The gas leak can come from any number of places, including:
- Gas pipes
- Gas lines
- Gas tanks
- Gas valves
- Motor vehicles
- Propane tanks
- Faulty equipment
- Dangerous use of equipment
- and more
When they are used properly, these natural gases are not a threat to anyone’s safety at home or at work. When you need to cook food, heat water or air, or perform many other daily tasks, these gases are a cost-effective and efficient source of energy. Natural gases become dangerous when safety precautions are ignored. Regardless of the type of gas that caused the explosion, it almost certainly could have been avoided.
Due to the severity of a gas explosion, there is a range of personal injuries associated with them. Injuries could be caused by airborne debris, pipeline explosions, smoke inhalation, and toxic fumes, each of which can cause numerous kinds of distinct injuries.
If you were injured in a gas-related explosion, the New Jersey catastrophic injury lawyers at Metro Law are here to help.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after a serious burn injury. Contact the burn injury lawyers at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.