Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Massachusetts Propane Explosion

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an energy company and a Massachusetts plumbing company as the result of a propane gas explosion that killed an electrician at a construction site. 

The complaint was filed by the family of William Nichols, who died on July 30 in a propane explosion at a condo under construction in Norfolk, Massachusetts. The lawsuit accuses Energy USA and Smolinsky Brothers Plumbing and Heating of liability for Nichols’ death.

According to the lawsuit, the two companies failed to monitor gases in a propane tank that has been linked to the blast. The lawsuit claims that the tank lay at the construction site, filled with volatile gas, for three months unmonitored.

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), natural gas and propane gas home fires between 2000 and 2004 resulted in 66 deaths and over 400 injuries. On average, NFPA estimates that there are about 2,410 natural gas home fires and 1,390 propane gas fires every year.


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