One Injured In Earlville Home Explosion Accident
Unsafe Premises - October 19, 2023
One Hospitalized Following Explosion At Single Earlville Home On Goble Road
EARLVILLE, ILLINOIS (October 18, 2023) – One person was sent to the hospital after an Earlville house explosion at single family home on Goble Road.
DeKalb County officials are saying that the accident took place on Tuesday afternoon. Police officials got calls about a house explosion and Goble Road and arrived at the scene.
When they arrived at the scene they found that the home had been leveled. Smoke from the explosion could be seen from miles away.
Paramedics were called to the scene and helped one person who sustained injuries. They were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the Earlville home explosion remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Illinois Home Explosions
Gas leaks are one of the leading causes of home explosions in the U.S. According to WBTV, “since 2010 there have been more than 2,700 gas leak incidents across the country that were considered significant and that 362 of those incidents resulted in explosions. Additionally, those incidents have injured nearly 700 people and killed more than 140.” There are a number of steps that should be taken in order to prevent gas explosions.
- Gas companies should perform regular inspection and maintenance on its infrastructure.
- Gas companies should use advanced leak detection systems including gas sensors and monitoring systems.
- Gas company employees should be properly trained for handling gas-related equipment.
- Gas companies should stay compliant with all relevant federal, state, and local regulations.
Depending on the facts of any case, a gas company could be liable if someone is injured in a gas explosion. Pursuant to Illinois Civil Code 740 ILCS 130/2, property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. To this end, they must perform periodic inspections of the property and appliances that are being used. When a property owner has actual or constructive notice of a dangerous condition on a property, they must work to fix the dangerous condition. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any gas explosion.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Maintenance records for the gas line involved should be sought.
- A forensic analysis of the blast site should be conducted.
It can be difficult to know what to do after any gas explosion. Victims are often left with very serious injuries and may need to take time off of work. Any person that is injured in a gas explosion may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating DeKalb County Home Explosion Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the person injured in this Earlville home explosion. It is our sincere hope that the victim will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Earville gas explosion? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that they get the support they need to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.