February 22, 2024
Who’s responsible after kitchen explosion?

CHANDLER, Okla. (KFOR) – UPDATE: OG&E had the next response to their investigation into the alleged energy surge:

“We are able to affirm the shopper’s declare was denied as a result of it was decided that neither OG&E staff or contractors precipitated the harm. Once they responded to an outage on the buyer’s residence, our crews discovered {that a} third occasion working within the space had broken OG&E tools.”

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Dana Simpson returned to her Chandler residence after a day of labor on Could ninth to search out half her kitchen had burned and her stovetop had exploded.

“It was an influence surge,” stated Simpson.

She says OG&E shuts off energy to her neighborhood close to Forest Drive weekly, if not each day. A number of different neighbors agreed, saying that it occurs very often.

“They shut it off after which now we have to attend for it to show again on, it’s a headache,” stated Simpson.

She stated what occurred to her was going to occur ultimately to somebody of their neighborhood, “it’s solely a matter of time.”

The harm took out her stovetop oven, and the microwave and burned many elements of the counter across the kitchen.

“You don’t understand how a lot you employ a stovetop and a microwave till you’ve misplaced them,” stated Simpson. “After I opened the door that day my home was filled with smoke and it smelled like one thing electrical had burned. I went into the kitchen to search out the stovetop had blown up, there have been issues shot throughout the kitchen. It was disastrous.”

What’s extra, after she filed a declare towards OG&E making an attempt to get a few of her a refund she was denied.

“It’s insane, I didn’t do that,” stated Simpson.

Who’s responsible after kitchen explosion?
Image from Simpson of the harm to the stovetop.

She waited weeks earlier than she obtained any kind of response again. She ultimately obtained a letter from OG&E that stated their investigation discovered the fault of the facility surge was from a third-party contractor.

“They wouldn’t inform me who or what they knew about it or something,” stated Simpson.

For now, Simpson is left with out a lot of her kitchen home equipment and the worry that it may all occur once more.

“Yesterday OG&E shot us a textual content message saying that they have been shutting down the facility,” stated Simpson. “My daughter and I have been residence final evening and I used to be scared to come back into the home till the electrical energy got here again on.”

One other image of the stovetop and microwave harm.

KFOR has reached out to OG&E to search out out who the third-party contractor is or the main points of their investigation. We now have but to obtain any solutions.

“I want my stuff changed. We stay paycheck-to-paycheck,” stated Simpson. “I imply, I’ve already been 15 days with none of it.”