Man badly burned in Jersey Shore rental house explosion files lawsuit

ELIZABETH — As he reached to turn on a light switch in the Point Pleasant Beach house he was renting in 2015, Kurt Wagner saw a spark, and then the small cottage exploded.

Wagner, who authorities say suffered burns on 40 to 50 percent of his body, is now suing the owner of the cottage for injuries and property he lost in the blast that destroyed the home.

“He had 3rd-degree burns on his arms, legs and back,” said Wagner’s attorney, Barry Epstein. Wagner, who worked as a commercial fisherman, now lives in Westfield, and the suit was filed in …read more

Source: NJ.com Ocean

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