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Explosions: Cases Summarized By Accident Lawyer

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Explosions and the related topic of premises liability.   For more information on explosion related matters see the pages on Wikipedia.

Explosions-Cases

1982 VEPCO v. Savoy Constr. Co., 224 Va. 36, 294 S.E.2d 811.

Action for damages caused by explosion and fire in pollution control plant under construction. Contractor found in violation of building code as matter of law; utility’s negligence in installing electrical cable held question for jury. Parties stipulated that National Electric Code had been adopted by statute in Virginia.

1966 Wells v. Whitaker, 207 Va. 616, 151 S.E.2d 422.

Explosion allegedly caused by accumulated diesel oil in well and sparks from blow torch. Additional evidence of primacord exploding as well, which had been stored by co-defendant. Not shown that primacord blew first; co-defendant could not be held liable without such showing. Plaintiffs house damaged half-mile away.

1961 Clouthier v. Virginia Gas Distrib. Co., 202 Va. 646, 119 S.E.2d 234.

Explosion occurred within home served by gas.

1955 Gayle v. Hazelwood, 196 Va. 674, 85 S.E.2d 243.

Heating system exploded due to faulty installation.

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