Three Injured In Peoria County House Explosion

Three People Injured After House Explosion At Rural Peoria County Home At The 17000 block of Todd School Road In Trivoli

Three Injured In Peoria County House Explosion

PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS (December 17, 2023) – Three people have been injured when a water heater exploded at a rural Peoria County home on Todd School Road in Trivoli.

Peoria County officials are saying that the incident took place around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday. Two people were working on a water heater inside of the home.

For unknown reasons, the water heater exploded as it was being worked on. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims.

Two people suffered extreme burns and a third person had chest pain. Both workers and the homeowner were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.

A full investigation into the Peoria County home explosion remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Peoria County Home Explosions

Water heaters can be very dangerous and can lead to serious injury or death. the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has stated that an estimated 30 people die each year in water heater explosions. There are a number of step that should be taken in order to prevent water heater explosions.

  • Water heaters should typically be equipped with a Temperature and Pressure Relief (TPR) Valve.
  • All water heaters should be professionally installed according to local building codes.
  • Water heaters should get regular maintenance and inspections to detect leaks and corrosion.

Depending on the facts of any case, the company that manufactured a water heater could be liable for an explosion through a product liability claim. Companies have a legal responsibility to create products that are reasonably safe. They must warn about the non-obvious dangers associated with the use of their product. If a design defect lead to a water heater explosion, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any water heater explosion.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

It can be hard to know where to begin after any serious home accident. Victims are often left with high medical bills and may need to take extensive time off of work. Any person that is injured in a water heater explosion may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Illinois Home Explosion Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Peoria County home explosion. It is our sincere hope that everyone will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Peoria County home explosion? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.