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Recalled kerosene may be tied to death of Mercer County woman

Gasoline-tainted kerosene sold by Pittsburgh Terminals Corp., of Coraopolis is being looked at as a possible cause of the June 27 burning death of Ada Kurtz, 25, of Mercer County.  Ms. Kurtz was burned over 70% of her body by gasoline fumes that ignited when she tried to light a heater with what she thought to be kerosene.  Pittsburgh Terminals Corp. has issued a recall of all of its kerosene after determining that a faulty valve at the company's supply center was allowing gasoline to mix with kerosene.  The recall applies to all kerosene sold by Pittsburgh Terminals Corp. from May 1, 2008 to the date of the recall, August 19, 2008.

If you suspect that you have been injured as a result of gasoline-tainted kerosene, you should call the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese at 412-471-4300 or email us.  Berger & Lagnese has an experienced team of lawyers that specializes in product liability lawsuits, and works on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Mercer, Erie, Beaver, Washington, and throughout Western Pennsylvania.