Stony Point, NY (February 2, 2019) – In Stony Point, a man who has now been identified as 84-year-old Matt Waldron lost his life following a garage fire that took place on his property.
We originally reported that the accident took place on Saturday, January 26 around 9:45 a.m. in a detached garage on the couple’s property in Stony Point. Matt and his wife, Eleanor Waldron, were both burned due to the serious fire.
The man had been working on machinery when his wife realized that he was on fire. When she tried to douse him, she also became burned. Police believe that the fire started due to a small propane heater in the garage that might have become an ignition point.
Matt was originally transported to the hospital but he unfortunately died while there. Eleanor is being treated for burn injuries at this time but she is expected to recover. Police continue their investigation into the matter at this time.
Unfortunately, many of the fires that break out across New York each year prove to be fatal. They are some of the most dangerous situations that anyone might encounter in their life. We would like to take this time to extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of those who have been affected by this horrific fire. We also wish to extend our gratitude to all of the firefighters in New York who risk their lives in these fires every day.
We understand that fires in New York can be some of the most harrowing events that you might endure if you are the family or friends of somebody who lost their life or was seriously injured in one of these incidents. You have a right to be compensated if you believe that one of these accidents took place due to negligence. At Hach & Rose, we realize how important it is that you gain the compensation to move forward during this life-changing time. Contact us for more information at 212-779-0057.
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