Four Taken To Hospital Following Sheffield ‘Gas Explosion’

Authorities Urged To Work Quickly To Determine Cause


By Rob Dixon

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has revealed that four casualties have been taken to hospital following a suspected gas explosion at a house in Sheffield this morning (May 29th).
A mid-terraced house was destroyed and two neighbouring properties badly damaged in the incident on Dundas Road in Tinsley at around 9am, with four fire engines and several support vehicles attending the scene.
South Yorkshire Police has stated a man remains in hospital with suspected minor injuries, while a woman and two children were taken to hospital as a precaution. Officers are exploring the possibility work was being undertaken on the gas supply in the property before the blast.
A number of roads were closed in the area as a result of the incident.
Irwin Mitchell’s serious injury specialists represent people who have suffered serious injuries in explosions at work and in other places, including five people whose homes were destroyed in a gas explosion in Irlam, Salford in July 2010.
David Urpeth, a Partner at the national law firm’s Sheffield office, said: “Reports of this very shocking incident are clearly a major concern and it is vital that the emergency services work quickly and thoroughly to determine what happened.
“Through our work over the past three years in relation to the Salford explosion, we have seen first-hand the huge effect that an incident of this kind can have on victims who have suffered physical and psychological injuries, as well as their families and the wider local community.
“So many people will simply want answers and it is vital that as much information as possible can be gathered to not only pinpoint the cause of this blast, but also to ensure that lessons can be learned which will ensure the same circumstances are never repeated in the future.”

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