Authorities in Arizona are investigating the cause of a gas line explosion that injured six residents of an apartment complex in Payson. This incident reportedly occurred Nov. 5. There is still question about who is responsible for the incident. As more is learned about this event, those injured may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims in an effort to recoup their monetary losses.
A suspected gas leak was initially reported to fire officials, but they were unable to offer much assistance. The gas company was then called to investigate. Alliant Gas had already been called and repaired other gas leaks in the area when the owner of the apartment complex was told that they would not come out to fix this new leak until after the weekend. Shortly after the owner informed the tenants and left the property, the apartment building blew up. Six of the nine tenants living in the building were injured, one of whom suffered burn injuries and was flown to a medical center for specialized care.
Alliant Gas claims it does not service this apartment complex. However, the company does have lines underground all around the town of Payson. A spokesman for the company says protocol was followed in regard to this incident.
The affected building is said to be a total loss. The victims have not only suffered injuries as a result of this incident, but they have lost everything. Each of these individuals may have legal recourse. Personal injury and any other appropriate claims may be filed against those believed responsible for this incident. Such actions, if successfully litigated in an Arizona civil court, may be awarded monetary judgments.
Source: paysonroundup.com, "Mystery shrouds propane explosion", Alexis Bechman, Nov. 11, 2016