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Gas Explosions

Gas Explosion Attorney in Carrollton

When gas lines explode the results can be devastating. Gas explosions are a leading cause of personal injury in the United States every year and often result in serious, catastrophic injuries such as:

  • Blisters
  • Scarring
  • Burning and charring
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Psychological damage
  • Permanent injury to the underlying skin and structure
  • Death

An Ounce of Prevention

Quite often, gas explosions could have been prevented through observation and maintenance. When they do occur, it is often due to the failure of gas companies to maintain equipment or enforce training and safety standards. This kind of negligence puts lives in danger and can result in life altering injuries to innocent bystanders. Factors that contribute to gas explosions include the following:

  • Gas leaks
  • Faulty installations
  • Defective products
  • Lack of safety procedures
  • Carelessness or recklessness on the part of workers
  • Delays in equipment repair or maintenance
  • Pipelines that are abandoned or left to corrode

Propane Gas Explosions

Propane is extremely flammable and heavy gas that can accumulate in low lying areas and must be handled with care and respect. It is so dangerous that every year propane gas explosions level homes to the ground, spread fires, and injure or kill people innocent people. Even cylinders of propane gas will explode when pressure builds up due to exposure to heat. And home grills are involved in many physical injuries and home fires every year. In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration reports that there are nearly 6,500 gas grill fires every year resulting in $27 million damage.

What To Do If You Smell Gas

If you smell gas, the following tips can keep you safe from injury and prevent a gas explosion.

  • Shut the gas off at the source when you can do so safely
  • Never attempt to locate the leak on your own – particularly a large leak
  • If you can, open the windows to ventilate the area only when you can do so safely
  • Do not create sparks by turning on switches or electrical appliances
  • Unplug all electrical appliances if it can be done safely
  • Never use the telephone as it can create an electrical spark
  • Do not use the elevator – it can spark or you may become trapped
  • Never smoke, use matches, lighters or open flames when you smell gas
  • Do not operate machinery or vehicles near the area of the leak
  • Leave the area of the gas leak and call the utility company from a safe distance
  • If the odor is strong, call 911 immediately but always from a safe distance
  • If you have been digging and smell gas, stop immediately and call the utility company or 911

Let Zinda Law Group Help You

If you or a loved one have been injured in a gas explosion, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group are here to help. Our lawyers have the experience and expertise you need and can explain your legal rights. We work with gas industry experts to determine the cause of the explosions and to determine if negligence was involved. So why not let the knowledgeable attorneys at Zinda Law Group get the compensation that you deserve. Call us at (800) 863-5312for a free, no fee consultation and let us help you.



 

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