JUST IN: Boksburg tanker explosion, Joburg law firm pursues legal action

January 10, 2023 0 By Cypher9ja



A Johannesburg-based law firm has announced its intention to institute legal action against various stakeholders possibly liable for the Christmas Eve gas tanker explosion in Boksburg that claimed the lives of 37 people.

RH Lawyers Incorporated on Tuesday said it was instructed by at least 20 affected people, including those seriously injured in the tanker explosion, to pursue a possible class action suit.

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The legal action is directed at the company that owns the truck that was involved in the tanker explosion, Infinite Fleet Transport, and the outsourcing company that hired the truck driver, Innovative Staff Solutions.

The other stakeholders that could face legal proceedings include the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, the police service and firefighting department and other persons who may be liable in law for civil damages arising from the Boksburg explosion.

“The proceedings may take the form of a class action lawsuit, where a collective or group of affected individuals/entities launch litigation at the same time and in the same legal proceedings to obtain relief instead of bringing separate claims,” RH Lawyers Incorporated said in a statement.

This is a developing story. More to follow.

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