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CO2 Canister Explodes, Killing Man in front of Family

images (2)One of the most tragic things about accidents is how it can come out of nowhere. Family and loved ones are left to pick up the pieces and wonder if there wasn’t something that could have been done in order to prevent it.

Recently, a Cherryville man was tragically killed when a Co2 paintball canister ended up exploding in his face when he was taping it; all while his family was watching. Authorities say that while canisters all carry warning labels warning of potential dangers and even fatalities; they are uncertain what caused the canister to explode. It could have been temperature changes or pressure that caused the fatal explosion.  Bates’ mother, Hilda Bates, said the explosion was so strong that it blew the watch that her son had on his wrist to pieces.

Neman Bates, 38, suffered fatal injuries to both his lungs and trachea. Attempts at CPR proved to be unsuccessful. Bates was taken to Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland in Shelby, where he was pronounced dead.

Injuries or fatalities from an accident can come when there are defects in a product. While certain products do have warning labels, determining potential liabilities when something goes wrong is important.  If you have been injured, give our offices a call. At Auger & Auger, we have years of experience and we specialize in liability and personal injury lawsuits. Give us a call today for a free consultation and legal analysis.

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