Another death from a Takata airbag has been made public, but this one is unusual. This explosion didn’t happen in a crash. It happened during repair job in Florida. The Los Angeles Times has the story.
According to the report, the man died in June of 2016. He was working in an 2001 Honda Accord with a hammer when the airbag went off. The ignition was on, which would have activated the airbag. It is unknown what caused the airbag to go off, but police found metal shrapnel from the exploded inflator in the man’s body.
Honda was just made aware of the death. This makes the 17th death worldwide from the inflators. Takata, the maker of the airbags, is currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings in order to cover the costs of the recall. There are still many airbags out there that are faulty and need replacement.
Takata is certainly paying for its crimes, and they should. An important safety device meant to protect lives is instead robbing them. If you’ve been injured by a Takata airbag, you need to get compensation.
Call John Foy & Associates today if you believe you’ve been injured by a Takata airbag. If you have ever had an airbag replaced or if you own one of the vehicles in the recall you may be at risk. Don’t wait. Call today for a free consultation if you’ve been injured. If you haven’t been injured, get your airbag replaced with one that’s not under the recall as soon as possible.