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Family of Bath explosion victim prepares for lawsuit
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BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A lawyer for the family of the woman killed in an explosion in Bath has filed notice that they intend to sue the owners of the apartment complex and the company that provided the propane.

An early morning explosion last week demolished a two unit apartment building and damaged at least two other units. Dale Fussel, 64, was killed inside her apartment.

Attorney Terry Garmey says Fussel complained to her brother in the summer about smelling propane and that people who knew her have agreed.

"About two days before the explosion she talked to her son in Connecticut and told him she was having recurring problems with her heating unit," says Garmey, "And according to her daughter, the day before the explosion somebody had finally come responding to her many complaints and had adjusted, calibrated, repaired or even replaced her heater the night before the explosion."

Garmey says he doesn't have any records yet to prove those things happened because all of Fussel's papers and possessions were destroyed.

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