Propane Safety Tips
How to Avoid Propane Emergencies
Propane is a versatile source of energy used by millions of homes and businesses. Propane can be adapted to work as a fuel source for furnaces, cooktops, water heaters, outdoor grills, generators, fireplaces, and all types of appliances. Propane helps us to shrink our carbon footprint by providing a “green” solution to our fuel needs that is environmentally friendly. It delivers a clean, cost-effective, and reliable energy solution, but if used improperly can result in serious injury. Each year, fire departments across America respond to an estimated annual average of 1,200 home structure fires where propane gas in involved. These fires often result in serious injuries, loss of life and damage to property. Though equipment failure is sometimes found to be the cause of the propane explosion, often the culprit turns out to be improper handling and use by individuals. Below are a few safety tips that should be observed when handling propane gas:
- When handling propane powered equipment and tools, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Cylinder tanks for stoves, ovens and grills should be stored outside in a cool place.
- Never operate a propane gas grill inside the home. Fumes released from use of propane gas are deadly.
- Never store more than one pound of propane in and around the home.
- Always store propane as far away from heat or flame as possible.
- Have propane powered tools & equipment inspected regularly. Do your own safety checks before using equipment to make sure valves and hoses are correctly and securely connected.
- If you smell gas (rotten egg odor) in or around your home, leave immediately and call the fire department from a neighbor’s house.
Safety Benefits of Propane Propane tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than other types of gas tanks. Constructed from carbon steel, these tanks are built according to stringent guidelines developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Propane cylinders also have a device that cuts off the filling process once the tank has been filled to 80 percent of its capacity. Propane has a low flammability rating and is easy to detect due to the strong pungent odor of rotten eggs. Propane does not contaminate water or soil. Zinda Law Group PLLC: Qualified Propane Gas Explosion Attorneys Have you or a loved one been injured due to faulty propane powered equipment? At Zinda Law Group PLLC we in pursue lawsuits where individuals have been seriously injured from the use of defective propane powered tools and equipment. Often, when propane explosions occur, the result can be devastating. Family members can be seriously injured or killed. Burn injuries can be difficult to treat and require ongoing and expensive therapy. Please call Zinda Law Group PLLC today if you or a family member has been injured due to a propane explosion. We understand the complex laws regarding these types of law suits. Our attorneys will handle your case with the utmost expediency and competence. We also offer an easy to complete form on this page that allows you to get more information regarding your situation. Lawyers at Zinda Law Group PLLC will look over the facts concerning your case and give you a FREE evaluation.
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