WINDSOR, ONT. – A Windsor law firm has expressed its intention to file a class action lawsuit against Chatham-Kent Police, the Municipality and the Province over the Wheatley explosion.
Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP said he plans to seek compensation for damage suffered as a result of the blast.
This would include “general damage, loss of use of an office or residential space, loss of income, expenses incurred for alternative accommodation, office space, replacement or cleaning of damaged items. , physical and emotional injuries, property damage, a move and other expenses, ”according to a statement on the law firm‘s website.
The community of Wheatley was rocked last week by a downtown building explosion, less than two hours after high values of hydrogen sulfide were detected in the area. Seven people were hospitalized, according to city officials.
“If you have been affected by the Wheatley explosion it is very important that you keep track of all of your personal expenses that you incur,” the law firm said. “Please keep all receipts in a safe place as they will be requested later. “
The explosion displaced more than 25 people from their homes, according to Chatham-Kent officials who said there was no deadline for their return. At the moment, many of these people are living in hotel rooms.
City officials say the province’s Ministry of Natural Resources is on the ground in Wheatley, as are investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshal.
If they can identify the source of the explosion and secure the buildings in the two-block evacuation zone, authorities hope to “reduce” its size to allow some people to return home.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Wheatley residents will have the opportunity to ask questions about the explosion in a virtual meeting hosted by the municipality.
Anyone who cannot watch the meeting live can submit questions in advance to [email protected]