Investigation Launched Following Development Explosion In Eaglesham

Investigation Launched Following Development Explosion In Eaglesham

24.08.2012

A full investigation into a major explosion which damaged cars and homes in a Scottish village will be absolutely vital to ensure that such an incident is not repeated again, legal experts at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office have urged.

The blast is believed to have occurred on the Polnoon eco-village housing development in the village of Eaglesham in Renfrewshire on Thursday afternoon (August 24th), with police revealed that there were no reports of any injuries in relation to the incident.

Mactaggart and Mickel, the firm working on the development, have confirmed that they have launched an inquiry into the explosion, which eyewitnesses said peppered local properties with rocks.

Irwin Mitchell has vast experience representing people left seriously injured as a result of major accidents in public places, including victims left with physical and psychological trauma following a gas explosion in Salford in November 2010.

Elaine Russell, a Partner and expert in public liability claims at the national law firm’s Glasgow office, said: “While it is very welcome that no one has been hurt in this incident, it is clear that the explosion is a matter of extreme concern and could have potentially had much greater consequences.

“We hope that authorities and the firms behind the housing development can work quickly to determine what caused this blast, with a view to also reviewing health and safety and discovering how such problems can be avoided in the future.

“All of those who have had property damaged in the blast will be keen for answers and it is vital that they are given the information they need.”