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Grinnell, IA – Woman Killed in Explosion on 20th St

By Burg Simpson
October 29, 2020
4 min read

Grinnell, IA (October 29, 2020) – An explosion incident on Saturday morning claimed the life of one woman while leaving a second victim seriously injured. At around 10:45 a.m., on October 24, the Grinnell Fire Department received the request for assistance at a home in the 4300 block of 20th Street.

Reports show that a house explosion occurred at the home for unknown reasons. After an extended time, crews arrived at the scene and began to battle the blaze. Two people, identified as a man and woman, were severely injured in the explosion. Both victims were transported via East Powersheik Ambulance to Unity Point Health Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Both patients were subsequently airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospital Burn Center in critical condition. Authorities confirm that the female victim succumbed to her injuries after arriving. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Explosions in Iowa

Grinnell, IA – Woman Killed in Explosion on 20th StExplosions throughout the United States claim the lives of numerous people each year. Thousands more are left with life-altering injuries, overwhelming pain, and suffering, as well as stacking medical costs for treatment. When victims lose their lives in these unimaginable incidents, their families are often left to endure the financial and emotional struggles they leave behind.

Although there are many reasons why explosions take place, a large percentage of these incidents are directly related to the negligent, reckless, and careless actions of others. When manufacturers are negligent in putting together products, when work environments are unsafe, and when appliances malfunction, it can have devastating consequences for those in close proximity. When victims lose their lives in explosions, due to the negligence of other parties, their families should seek legal guidance from a competent National wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation that can help them cover the impacts of lost wages, medical costs, funeral arrangements, and various other costs they face.

Working with a national law firm will ensure you are in the best position possible to seek justice and compensation after enduring the loss of a loved one and working toward protecting others from being subjected to the same fate. Our National explosion injury attorneys at Burg Simpson have argued thousands of cases over the past four decades to ensure victims get the justice they deserve. Our team is committed to helping families rebuild their lives after losing loved ones and move forward in the best way imaginable. Our resources, nationwide reputation, and proven track record of success with helping victims and their families recover demonstrates the level of commitment our attorneys have for every client we work with. We strive to help families maximize their recoveries so they are able to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Contact our National personal injury attorneys at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you. Contact our law firm at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation to explore legal options available to you.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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