IN - Fatal Dwelling Explosion - Jeffersonville - Sunday, 19 May 2019

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  1. Richrd

    Richrd Five Year Member

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    Fatal Dwelling Explosion

    Jeffersonville, Wayne County, Indiana
    Fatal Dwelling Explosion
    Sunday, 19 May 2019

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    Deceased:
    To-Be Named
    Historically:
    Cause of Death :: Multiple Trauma
    Manner of Death :: Accidental

    Day One

    1)) WLKY CBS-TV:

    1 dead in Jeffersonville house explosion; several homes affected
    (Includes Video)

    3)) Courier Journal:

    Home explosion rocks Jeffersonville neighborhood, leaves 1 person dead

    4)) Google™ Supplements & Updates:

    Jeffersonville, IN - Explosion - Google Search

    5)) Jeffersonville Fire Department:
    Jeffersonville Fire Dept.


    May This Tragedy Be Ruled Accidental.
    [Message 6460
    Thread 445658]
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    Last edited: May 19, 2019
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    blankenship Well-Known Member

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  3. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

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    That one house looks completely obliterated, down to the basement, while the one standing next to it also has substantial damages.

    Just before 5 am. One fatality, two injured. It's hard to believe anyone survived that. It sounds like they would have all been in their beds asleep.

    These photos are even more dramatic:

    One person killed and two injured in house explosion | Daily Mail Online
    It's utterly destroyed by the blast, but no fire. Interesting
     
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  4. drama_farmer

    drama_farmer "It's never just a mannequin"

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    I wonder if the blast was so powerful, it obliterated all of the oxygen in the immediate area, making fire impossible? Just a thought from my rudimentary knowledge of three things needed to produce fire: spark, oxygen, stuff to burn (fuel). IMO MOO
     
  5. Richrd

    Richrd Five Year Member

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    Pre-Explosion Photo Added*

    Jeffersonville, Wayne County, Indiana
    Fatal Dwelling Explosion
    Sunday, 19 May 2019

    [​IMG]

    Deceased:
    To-Be Named
    Historically:
    Cause of Death :: Multiple Trauma
    Manner of Death :: Accidental

    Day One

    *6)) Vicinity of 904 Assembly Road:

    Check out the home I found in Jeffersonville
    (Click for Before Photo)

    7)) WDRB TV-41:
    1 dead, 2 hurt in 'catastrophic' home explosion in Jeffersonville

    8)) WLKY CBS-TV:

    1 dead in Jeffersonville house explosion; several homes affected
    "Fire Marshals have ruled out …a Methamphetamine Lab..."
    (Includes Video)

    9)) Google™ Supplements & Updates:

    Jeffersonville, IN - Explosion - Google Search

    11)) "Natural Gas: Safe, Reliable, and Potentially Deadly"
    https://www.fireengineering.com/art...rtments/what-we_learned/natural-gas-safe.html

    12)) Jeffersonville Fire Department:
    Jeffersonville Fire Dept.
    EMS = Emergency Medical Services
    ER = Hospital Emergency Room
    FD = Fire Department
    Google™ = a Popular Search Engine
    ISP = Indiana State Police
    LEL = Lower Explosive Limit - (Too Lean)
    Meth = Methamphetamine
    MSM = Main-Stream Media
    PD = Police Department
    UEL = Upper Explosive Limit - (Too Rich)
    Vectern™ = area Natural Gas Supplier

    May This Tragedy Be Officially Ruled Accidental.
    [Message 6461
    Thread 445658]
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    Last edited: May 19, 2019
  6. floridagrrl

    floridagrrl Be kind.

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    My grandparents home exploded from a propane gas leak in 1999 and there was no fire.

    Long life neighbor was outside during the explosion and actually described seeing the windows bow out, the whole house bowed out wards, then catastrophic boom.

    My grandmother died instantly while in the yard as the force made her hit a tree. Grandfather died weeks later from his injuries. He was inside. My uncle was in the basement trying to find the source of the leak. House fell on top of him but he survived. Barely, but he did. If it wasn’t for the neighbors who came running to their aid to pull them out immediately, risking their own lives.

    Sorry for the derail, hits close to home if this was indeed an accidental gas explosion :(
     
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  7. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    wow
    that is incredible
     
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  8. Hraefn

    Hraefn Verified Attorney

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    This occurred about 15 minutes from me. The growing theory is still natural gas explosion, but the investigation is ongoing.
    The articles do provide an update that one of the injured victims was released last night while the other remains in critical condition. The WLKY article (third link) has a video that shows cctv footage of the explosion from a distance.

    24 hours later, here's what we know about the house explosion in Jeffersonville
    Jeffersonville officials looking for cause of house explosion
    'I couldn’t believe my eyes’: Neighbors shaken by home explosion in Jeffersonville
     
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  9. Richrd

    Richrd Five Year Member

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    Property Records*

    Jeffersonville, Wayne County, Indiana
    Fatal Dwelling Explosion
    Sunday, 19 May 2019

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    Day Three

    14)) Real Estate Link to 904 Assembly Road:

    Check out the home I found in Jeffersonville
    ^^^ Click for Before Photo ^^^

    15B)) WAVE TV-3:

    ’They would always say hi’ -- Friends, neighbors describe couple who lived in home that exploded*

    16)) WLKY CBS-TV:
    1 dead in Jeffersonville house explosion; several homes affected
    "Fire Marshals have ruled out …a Methamphetamine Lab..."
    (Comprehensive, Two-Minute Aerial Video)

    *17)) Property Records:

    William P. Phillips, 49
    Janet M. Phillips, 46


    Google™ Supplements & Updates:
    18A))
    Jeffersonville, IN - Explosion - Google Search
    via 18B)) Google

    19)) "Natural Gas: Safe, Reliable, and Potentially Deadly"
    https://www.fireengineering.com/art...rtments/what-we_learned/natural-gas-safe.html

    20)) Jeffersonville Fire Department:
    Jeffersonville Fire Dept.
    EMS = Emergency Medical Services
    ER = Hospital Emergency Room
    FD = Fire Department
    Google™ = a Popular Search Engine
    ISP = Indiana State Police
    LEL = Lower Explosive Limit - (Too Lean)
    Meth = Methamphetamine
    MSM = Main-Stream Media
    PD = Police Department
    UEL = Upper Explosive Limit - (Too Rich)
    Vectern™ = area Natural Gas Supplier
    Via = by-way-of

    Our Support to the SurvivorS and Victim.

    [Message 6468

    Thread 445658]
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  10. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    [bbm]

    that's crazy to see
     
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    Richrd Five Year Member

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    Residents Identified*

    Jeffersonville, Wayne County, Indiana
    Fatal Dwelling Explosion
    Sunday, 19 May 2019

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    Day Four

    Deceased:
    *William P. Phillips, 50
    Historically:

    Cause of Death :: Multiple Trauma

    Still Hospitalized:
    *Janet M. Phillips, 46

    20)) Real Estate Link to 904 Assembly Road:

    Check out the home I found in Jeffersonville
    ^^^ Click for Before Photo ^^^

    21)) News & Tribune dot Com:

    Cause of fatal Jeffersonville home explosion identified
    Jeffersonville Fire Department:
    "...12 hours before the explosion, an increased amount of gas
    was spilling into the home..."
    Natural Gas Supplier - Vectren:
    "...natural gas involved in the incident 'appears to have been in the
    interior of the home, not pipeline or infrastructure owned by Vectren'."

    22)) WLKY CBS-TV:

    1 dead in Jeffersonville house explosion; several homes affected
    (Comprehensive, Two-Minute Aerial Video)

    Google™ Supplements & Updates:
    23A))
    Jeffersonville, IN - Explosion - Google Search
    via 23B)) Google

    24)) "Natural Gas: Safe, Reliable, and Potentially Deadly"
    https://www.fireengineering.com/art...rtments/what-we_learned/natural-gas-safe.html

    BBM = Bolded By Me
    EMS = Emergency Medical Services
    ER = Hospital Emergency Room
    FD = Fire Department
    Google™ = a popular Search Engine
    ICU = Intensive Care Unit
    IMO = In My Opinion
    ISP = Indiana State Police
    LEL = Lower Explosive Limit - (Too Lean)
    Meth = Methamphetamine
    MSM = Main-Stream Media
    OMO = Only My Opinion
    PD = Police Department
    UEL = Upper Explosive Limit - (Too Rich)
    Tox = Toxicology
    Vectern™ = area Natural Gas Supplier
    Via = by-way-of

    May Janet Phillips Have
    a Rapid, and Complete Recovery.

    [Message 6472

    Thread 445658]
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    Last edited: May 22, 2019
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    How does one get an increased amount of natural gas in the interior of a home?

    Does this come from a leaking gas stove or a water heater malfunction?
     
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    A malfunctioning gas valve on a gas appliance would do it. The fact that they know this means the gas meter was functioning.

    30 some years ago a neighbor's house blew up like this. Fortunately they were out of town at the time. The house was about 1/4 mile away from mine. I was asleep with bedroom window open and the blast woke me up. I did not know what it was, thought I may have been dreaming.

    It was propane gas, but that doesn't really matter. Gas is gas. The house looked much like this one, but worse.
     
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  14. floridagrrl

    floridagrrl Be kind.

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    I found an old article about my grandparents home explosion as I was trying to see if I could find images of it to compare (I got the year incorrect and I cannot believe I was a year off :( )

    Showing comparison about how truly people can come together during a tragedy as this. Long time neighbors. Having compassion to help.

    As Mr. Rogers always said, “Look for the helpers”

    We read so much most times about truly awful evil humans on this site.

    Always look for the helpers. Please forgive me as reading this has made me cry. Bob that was interviewed is my dad. He was so truly heartbroken.

    'Courageous' neighbors praised after fatal blast
     
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