Safety Failure? Francis Horst Loses Life From Possible Carbon Monoxide Leak in Philadelphia, PA Apartment Building.

Francis Horst Loses Life From Possible Carbon Monoxide Leak in Philadelphia, PA Apartment Building.

Francis Horst Loses Life From Possible Carbon Monoxide Leak in Philadelphia, PA Apartment Building. (

Could the death from this possible carbon Monoxide exposure have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.


Possible carbon monoxide exposure at an apartment complex in Philadelphia, PA Tuesday afternoon, Nov 15, 2022, petentially  tragically claimed one life.

As reported by, “[a] Southwest Philadelphia apartment complex was evacuated on Tuesday after a man was found dead and high levels of carbon monoxide were detected inside the building.”

According to, “[a]uthorities say Francis Horst was found unresponsive on the first floor…Horst was later pronounced dead.”
Fire inspectors continue to investigate.



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As authorities continue their investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the apartment building may have contributed to this incident.

  • When was the last gas and utility inspection performed?
  • Have there been similar incidents in the past?
  • When, if at all, were carbon monoxide detectors last installed, inspected and updated?
  • What additional safety measures or protocols, if any, were implemented by the owner or management prior to this incident?

As details continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment building have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the family of Francis Horst may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of Francis Horst retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the families best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

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