New York Personal Injury Lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm Comments on Fatal Harlem Apartment Collapse

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A building explosion that brought down two apartment buildings in Harlem March 12 left seven victims dead and about 60 people injured. According to a March 13, Reuters news report, search crews are still looking for survivors and five people are said to be missing.

The report states, the blast caused adjacent five-story buildings with a total of 15 apartment units to collapse around 9:30 a.m. at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem

Four women and three men have been killed and nearly 60 people were injured in a New York City explosion March 12. According to a Reuters news report, the fatal accident is believed to have occurred due to a gas leak and more victims are feared trapped in the debris. The report states, the blast caused adjacent five-story buildings with a total of 15 apartment units to collapse around 9:30 a.m. at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem. Five people are still missing, the article states.

Based on the Reuters report, the blast happened 15 minutes after a resident in one of the buildings called Con Edison to complain about a gas odor. Train service in the area was also suspended as crews cleaned debris from the blast that was flung onto the railroad tracks, the article states. Reuters reports that the investigation is still ongoing and rescue crews are searching for missing individuals.

"I offer my deepest condolences to the family members of the deceased victims," said New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "I also wish rescue crews find the missing individuals and that all the injured victims make a quick and complete recovery."

Wilhelm says victims would be well advised to tap various community resources to get the help they need during this difficult time. "Victims may need to find temporary housing. These types of incidents may result in severe injuries such as amputations, head injuries and broken bones. Many families are probably dealing with loved ones who are in the hospital."

"This explosion leaves a number of questions unanswered," said Wilhelm. "I truly hope officials will leave no stone unturned in their investigation. What caused the gas leak? How could this have been prevented? The victims of this terrible tragedy deserve answers."

About the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm
The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm is a personal injury litigation firm with an unwavering dedication to its clients. With more than 42 years of experience, our firm strives to obtain the best compensation for those who have been injured or those who have lost a loved one due to an accident or by someone else's negligence. We handle cases dealing with personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, train accidents, workers' compensation, dental malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, rape, paralysis, comas, seizures, false arrest, lead poisoning, trips and slips and falls, falls on sidewalks or stairs, elevator accidents, construction accidents, Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy, brain damage, blindness, hearing loss, dog bite cases, fire and smoke inhalation accidents, bicycle accidents, falls from windows or scaffolds, food poisoning injuries, carbon monoxide accidents, and many other types of accidents and injuries.

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