• January 23, 2017

Clois Jackson Killed in Brown County, TX, House Fire Accident

Brown County, TX -- January 21, 2017, Clois Jackson was found dead following an accident in which his home caught on fire.

Brown County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the accident scene at about 3:00 p.m. The residence is located near the intersection of Belle Plain Street and Cottonwood Street.

According to early investigations by county officials, they found 63-year-old Jackson deceased inside the burned out home. Medical examiners from Tarrant County have not released the official cause of death.

Fire officials reported that the fire started from an air conditioning unit, though it's not entirely clear how this occurred. Investigators continue to examine the scene.

No further information is currently available.

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Commentary

AC units catching fire is usually unpredictable, and it's unfortunately pretty common. There are about 7,000 fires relating to AC units in the US each year, and dozens of these fires lead to fatalities. One thing that's necessary following any accident is to ensure that investigations are thorough.

There are two primary concerns here. The first one is that the families of the victims know exactly what caused the accident to occur. Not knowing the full story of what happened to a loved one only further harms those affected during an already trying time. Having an experienced professional look at all of the facts helps ensure families know the full story of what happened.

The second concern is whether or not the accident was caused by a defect in the appliance. This is because a defect in the appliance may imply that other units of the same model or that use the same part are also susceptible to similar incidents. This could mean that other people are in danger of suffering the same tragedy that the victims and their families experienced. If this is the case, then the company needs to be made aware of the issue to avoid further incidents, as well as being held accountable for the mistake in the first place.

Whatever the case may be, determining what caused the accident is only half the story. It's also necessary to determine why the accident occurred. Having all the facts is necessary in taking the next steps forward, whatever those steps may be.

--Grossman Law Offices

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