38 Injured in Apartment Fire Accident Caused by Battery in Manhattan, NY
Manhattan, NY -- November 5, 2022, at least 38 people were injured due to an accident where an apartment high rise caught fire.
Preliminary investigations say the fire broke out early Saturday at a high rise apartment building located off East 52nd Street and East River.
Authorities believe that a defective battery on a "micromobility device" somehow caught fire, and the fire spread throughout the apartments.
Authorities were able to quell the fire and help residents get out. At least 38 people were said to have injuries due to the fire. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Apartment Battery Fire Accident in Manhattan
This is a very serious idea that someone's battery unexpectedly caught fire. As some sources rightly point out, this is not the first time such a device has caught fire. Unfortunately, some manufacturers care little for the safety of their customers. It would seem this time, though, it's possible far more than just a customer was affected. There obviously needs to be thorough examinations into the batter that caught fire, why it caught fire, where it came from, and whether or not this happened due to foreseeable and avoidable events. If so, then someone needs to be held accountable for nearly getting dozens of people killed.