NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A woman who was injured in the gas explosion that rocked East Harlem in March has filed a $25 million lawsuit.
Kadeisha Joseph said on Saturday she was getting ready to shower when the blast threw her 20 feet, smacking her into a bathroom wall, the New York Post reported.READ MORE: Long Island Woman Sentenced To 9 Months In Prison For Death Of Anti-Gang Activist Evelyn Rodriguez
The 20-year-old said she now suffers from constant neck and back pain and has had to give up her job working with disabled children. Her attorney, Herb Subin, confirmed to CBS 2 that a lawsuit is being filed.
The sudden explosion rocked the East Harlem neighborhood just after 9:30 a.m. on March 12, bringing down two, five-story buildings that housed a church, a piano store and more than a dozen apartments.READ MORE: Woman In Viral Series Of TikTok Videos Finds Secret Room In New York City Apartment
Eight people were killed and at least 60 others were injured.
Though the National Transportation Board hasn’t yet issued a final determination of what caused the blast, investigators have said they discovered a leak in a cast iron gas main, which was installed in 1887.
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