Courtney Campbell who worked at a bikini coffee stand in Everett, Washington, was killed in a fatal explosion and fire when she was on the job. According to news reports, Campbell worked at Saints and Sinners, a coffee stand in the parking lot of a Shell Gas Station at Fourth Avenue West and Southwest Everett Mall Way.
She suffered severe burns and died from her injuries in a Seattle hospital. Fire officials believe a propane tank may have contributed to the blaze that destroyed the stand. Investigators also found a portable heater in the stand and are looking into whether that may have had anything to do with the fire.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Courtney Campbell, especially her two young daughters. One close friend described her as an entrepreneur who had big dreams for her coffee stand business and high hopes for her two young daughters. Her friends also remind us that not “just a bikini barista” but a human being, a mother and friend. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Product Defect Issues
Based on this news report, it appears that investigators are looking at a propane tank or a portable heater as possible causes of this fatal explosion and fire. In such cases, it is critical to look into whether a defect in the propane tank or the heater caused the explosion and fire. If that was the case, the manufacturers of the defective product can be held financially responsible for the victim’s wrongful death. A wrongful death is typically filed by the decedent’s immediate family members such as a spouse, children or even parents, siblings or anyone who was financially dependent on the victim.
Plaintiffs can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship. In such cases, an experienced product defect attorney can help thoroughly investigate the circumstances and protect the rights of victims’ families. The best product defect law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.