Lawsuit Filed Over Trash Truck Explosion that Severely Burns Worker

March 2, 2017 | Product Liability

A man who suffered third-degree burns from a trash truck’s natural gas system has filed a personal injury lawsuit.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was at work, preparing to wash a trash truck, when there was a violent explosion. As a result, the man suffered third-degree burns to his face, arms, and lower extremities. The lawsuit alleges that the explosion was caused by a failure of a component part of the compressed natural gas system attached to the truck. The complaint contends that the defendants were fully aware of the deficiency in the product prior to the explosion, yet failed to properly design, manufacture, maintain, inspect, or replace the hose that permitted the fugitive gas to escape. Defendants also failed to warn those using the product of the danger posed, according to the lawsuit. The plaintiff seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.

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