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Franklin, UT (March 23, 2021) – An unexplained explosion that took place while a man was attempting to relight his furnace ignited a fire that destroyed most of a home on Maple Creek Road on Tuesday, March 22nd in Franklin County.

Emergency responders and firefighters were dispatched to the Womack home in the 4500 block of East Maple Creek Road at about 12:30 p.m. Scott Womack was transported to an area trauma center with first and second-degree burns.

Sources reported that the home’s propane tank had recently been refilled, and Womack was attempting to reignite the water furnace when it exploded. The blast propelled him out of the mechanical room and all the way into the garage. It also ripped off the steel doors from the room into both the garage and the house, flattened one wall of the room, and blew the garage door off.

Womack sustained first- and second-degree burns to his neck, face, and hands. 

The fire marshall stated that what caused the explosion remains a mystery at this point.  

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Propane-Related Explosions and Injuries in Franklin

People who have been injured during explosions deserve answers as well as financial compensation. These two things together are what give victims and their families closure and allow them to move on with their lives. An experienced Utah personal injury attorney will conduct a thorough investigation in order to find out: 

  • If gross negligence was committed on the part of the landlord or a company, making them responsible for the explosion
  • If a landlord or company was aware of the risk of an explosion
  • If a defective product or flawed process caused or contributed to the explosion
  • If improper or inadequate training led to any worker negligence

Where propane tanks are involved, it is crucial to a personal injury claim to determine if the explosion was the result of a loose valve, improperly filled tank, poor ventilation, or an appliance that was improperly installed. 

When victims are injured in accidents involving fire, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable burn injury attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in fires, through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each of our client’s cases to determine the most appropriate course of action. We put together solid legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims. 

Our team pays keen attention to detail and we strive to do everything in our power to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims so they can move forward in the best position possible to reach their goals in recovery. If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

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