Settlement in Home Explosion ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Settlement in Home Explosion

A wrongful death suit was filed against Questar Gas by Greg Roper after his wife April Roper died when their home exploded due to a gas leak. The accident began when contractors in the developing Saratoga Springs neighborhood hit a gas line. Questar was eventually called, and homes evacuated while the line was patched. But when April Roper, 24, and Questar employee Larry Radford went back into the home, presumably to relight the furnace, the home exploded.
The wrongful death lawsuit alleged that Radford didn't have the necessary tool to detect the explosive levels of natural gas that had leached into the home. The wrongful death suit, filed against Questar, Qwest and several subcontractors, was settled amicably in January with an undisclosed amount.

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