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Durham Gas Explosion Leads to Death and Multiple Injuries

Durham Gas Explosion Leads to Death and Multiple Injuries

On April 10, a 61-year old man—and owner of Kaffeinate Coffee Shop—was killed after a contractor, hired by Crown Castle, struck a gas line in downtown Durham, North Carolina. According to a press conference given by Durham officials, this explosion injured numerous others and engulfed the city skyline in smoke.

At the Whitley Law Firm, our compassionate and proactive gas explosion attorneys are dedicated to helping anyone injured in these types of explosions.

This gas explosion occurred shortly after 10am, which forced the energy company, Dominion Energy, to shut off the flow of gas to the line. This happened near the Durham School of the Arts, where all students were promptly and safely evacuated.

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration is being deployed to investigate the cause of this explosion, along with the local Durham authorities.

How a Gas Explosion Attorney Could Help

The Whitley Law firm is a leading personal injury law firm that handles claims throughout the State of North Carolina. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of the blast in Durham, contact our firm right away to learn how an explosion lawyer could provide support and legal aid to those affected by this tragedy.