Texas Township, PA (December 20, 2019) – A man from Florida hunting in northeastern Pennsylvania was killed on Saturday, December 14th when his portable propane heater exploded. 

This incident delineated Pennsylvania’s third deadly hunting incident inside of a week.

Chiefland resident Gregory Scheer, 81, was hunting from a ground blind in Texas Township when the heater’s adjoined propane container exploded, igniting two additional bottles of the compressed, flammable liquid.

Investigators have theorized the explosion could have been caused by a malfunction or an incorrect connection, either of which could have led to the blast.

Scheer’s friend who owns the property heard the explosion and, upon investigating, discovered Scheer dead. 

A formal cause of death will be given following a thorough investigation, including an autopsy scheduled for the following week.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.  

Deadly Hunting Accidents in Texas

News stories pertaining to hunting accidents happen more regularly than we would like to think but hunting accidents that involve a defective product are even less common. This type of hunting accident is very dangerous and may have been caused by a defective product. These types of faulty products are generally only recalled once a grievous personal injury has taken place because of the product’s defect.

Companies and manufacturers are held accountable for any personal injuries that stem from the use of their defective products according to United States product liability laws. When a product is not suitable for use of its intended purpose, neglects to inform of possible risks, or malfunctions resulting in personal injury or death, you have grounds to file a claim for a defective product. The word “product” can mean any item bought or used by consumers, such as cars, prescription drugs, food, toys, and propane heaters.

Consumer protection laws designate exact criteria for merchants and product manufacturers, but also offer recourse for customers who are economically or physically injured when the item purchased is not adequately designed for their expected purpose. In those situations, it is essential to hire a product liability attorney to bring the responsible party to account for marketing and/or selling a defective product.

Both hunting accident claims and product liability claims are often complex and demand the kind of experience that Monsees & Mayer has acquired in the decades that we have practiced law. Our attorneys are up-to-date on dangerous product and product recall information and are well-versed in consumer protection law and product liability laws.

If you are unsure if you even have a legitimate claim, discussing your case with a qualified attorney will answer your questions and let you know what legal options are available to you. Give us a call at (816) 361-5555 to schedule your free consultation regarding your potential Missouri product liability claim today.

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Disclaimers: At Monsees & Mayer, we strive to be responsible members of the community and are hoping to improve the safety and quality of life for all residents of Missouri.  While we are always very saddened when we hear about these types of accidents, our hope is to bring awareness to the dangers that are all around us. We hope that everyone will take the necessary precautions to avoid these types of serious accidents in the future. This post should not be construed as a solicitation for business. You should not misconstrue any information found in these posts as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.