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Q: Who is responsible for damages in a school explosion?
The Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy forced the nation to face the unsettling fact that our children are susceptible to unthinkable threats from the outside while attending school. Unfortunately, they are also susceptible to unthinkable, though less sinister, dangers from within.
Explosion injury is not something you expect to happen at school, especially to preschool age children. But that’s exactly what happened in a Houston school when a teacher’s science fire experiment went terribly awry.
The children were outside attentively watching their teacher execute a rainbow fire experiment– one which chemically changes the color of fire into various colors of the rainbow– when the experiment hit a snag. Reportedly, when the boric acid and methanol combination failed to initially ignite as expected, the teacher added additional methanol or a similar fluid, which caused an explosion, showering unprotected children nearby.
While some explosions are not preventable, others could have been prevented. And the failure to do so may deem a person or organization to be directly or indirectly responsible for the explosion– and consequently liable for the resulting injuries.
Post-explosion investigations would determine liability for the accident by asking questions such as whether the actions or inactions
In general, victims of explosion injuries often suffer not only burn injuries to their skin but also lung, hearing, limb, and brain damage. They may require extensive reconstruction surgery,