63-Year-Old Man Injured In Coram Propane Heater Explosion By Middle Country Road
CORAM, NEW YORK (February 19, 2020) – A 63-year-old homeless man has tragically died in a propane tank explosion accident by Middle Country Road.
New York police detectives suspect that the propane tank heater may have malfunctioned before the explosion. Paramedics were called to a wooded area before sunset on Tuesday.
They found the victim dead by the time they arrived. An investigation into the cause of the propane heater explosion remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Coram Propane Tank Accidents
Propane tank explosions kill or injure thousands of people in the United States every year. There are many different causes of propane tank explosion. The gas release valve may be defective and cause a leak. All explosions need an ignition source. In many circumstance, electrical wiring or even static electricity can trigger an explosion. Victims of propane tank explosions tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- First degree burns
- Second degree burns
- Third degree burns
- Organ damage
- Ear damage
- Lung injuries
The family of any victim that died in a propane tank explosion may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and pain and suffering. It’s important that evidence is properly preserved and collected after an accident. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Coram Propane Tank Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man who died in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent additional accidents like this.