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At Least 38 Injured in NYC Fire Caused by Lithium Ion Battery

At Least 38 Injured in NYC Fire Caused by Lithium Ion Battery

Manhattan, NY – A Manhattan high-rise apartment building located at 429 East 42nd Street caught fire on Saturday, November 5, 2022, around 10:20 a.m.

According to the New York City Fire Department, 38 people were injured in the fire and taken to local hospitals. The cause of the fire was identified as a lithium-ion battery in a micro mobility device. It is believed a resident was repairing an e-bike in their apartment when it caught fire. The accident remains under investigation.

Building Fire Accidents

According to Chief Fire Marshall Daniel Flynn, this is almost the 200th fire caused by a lithium-ion battery that has occurred in 2022. In this horrible accident, the injured victims should have an investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the fire. This includes reviewing:

  • Any video evidence of the fire
  • Evaluation if lithium-ion battery was defective
  • Determination if residents can house e-bikes in the apartment building
  • All eyewitness accounts of the fire
  • Determination if building safety measures were in place and up to code
  • And more…

Building Fire Accident Attorneys

Our trusted and experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help you recover compensation for your building fire accident. From the first phone conversation, through to the final settlement, our team at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.


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