According to news reports from local media and Santa Ana police and fire department authorities a gas line exploded in Valley High School in the morning resulting in injured to at least four students. Students transported local area hospitals complain of a los of hearing from the shock-wave of the explosions. According to authorities the explosion was caused by a malfunction with the gas line in the boiler room of the high school located at 1800 block of South Greenville Street. The time of the accident was 8:00 AM in the morning. According to Capt. Jon Muir of the Orange County Fire department the cause of the explosion has not been determined and is under investigation.
Loss of Hearing – Tinnitus:
Loss of hearing due to loud noises and shock wave from explosions often result in permanent hearing loss or impairment. Common sings of symptoms of tinnitus include,
- Ringing in the ear
- Buzzing Roaring or clicking
- Bleeding from the ear
- Nausea and vomiting
- Swelling in the ear
- Ear pain
: Victims who have suffered severe injuries including hearing loss due to the recent boiler room explosion have a right to seek compensation via a lawsuit for the losses suffered. At fault (liable) parties may include the school district, third party maintenance crew, manufacturers of the boiler or gas line for defective product resulting in the explosion, as well as local and state run gas line agencies.
School Liability for Injuries to Students