One Injured in Ypsilanti After a House Explodes
A neighbor heard the explosion from next door. “It sounded like a bomb,” she reported. The man inside the home survived the explosion. He even drove himself to the hospital in Ann Arbor after retrieving his dog, which had ran out of the house frightened.
From the neighbor’s surveillance cameras, you could see the roof cave in and the windows and doors blow off. If caused by a natural gas leak, then this would be the second major explosion of its kind this year.
Only a few months ago, one man was killed in Royal Oak after a gas explosion that also affected over 30 other surrounding homes.
While the cause of the Ypsilanti blast is under investigation, it is certainly an alarming thought that your neighbor’s house could suddenly just explode.
In an effort to avoid natural gas explosions, consumers should:
- Monitor their gas lines’ pressure
- Install methane detectors
- Act immediately when signs of corrosion are noticed
If a gas leak is detected:
- Leave the building as soon as possible
- Do not turn on any lights to avoid causing sparks
- Call 911
- Only return to your home or office after the gas company approves
These simple steps will significantly reduce your likelihood of a natural gas explosion injury. Stay tuned to our blog for more breaking news stories and tips to avoid the personal injuries they cause.
And remember, if you’ve been injured in a gas explosion, then there are legal remedies available to you.