Midland Gas Explosion Accident Lawyers
When a gas line explodes, whether it happens on a construction site, at an industrial plant, or in a residential home, the results can be devastating. Serious, catastrophic injuries often result from gas line explosions including fractures, spinal cord injuries, head trauma and severe burn injuries. Even death.
Many of these gas explosions could have been prevented through simple maintenance. Gas companies often fail to maintain equipment, or they don’t enforce training and safety standards. This type of negligence is dangerous to workers and innocent bystanders alike. In fact, the gas, oil and hydraulic fracturing industry have contributed to large increases in the number of injuries to employees and innocent bystanders along with extreme property damage.
There are many factors that can contribute to gas explosions. These include the following:
- Gas leaks
- Defective gas line products
- Faulty installation of appliances
- Delayed equipment repair or maintenance
- Worker carelessness or recklessness
- Safety procedures ignored or not in place at all
- Underground pipelines abandoned or left to corrode and then explode
Other Types of Gas Explosions
Pipelines have exploded when construction crews accidentally drilled into a gas line with these types of explosions causing more than 30 explosions in 2013 alone. Propane is another gas that is involved in many gas explosions every year. Propane is extremely flammable and must be handled with the utmost care and respect. It is a heavy gas that can accumulate in low lying areas, such as basements and floors, just waiting for a spark to ignite it. Each year, propane gas explosions level homes, spread fires, and injure or kill people.
Even cylinders of propane gas can explode if exposed to extreme heat. Home grills are commonly involved in these types of explosions. Injuries and home fires are numerous with nearly 6,500 gas grill fires reported annually resulting in more than $27 million in damage.
Injuries from Gas Explosions
Gas explosions are a major source of personal injury in the United States each year and can often result in catastrophic injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Lifelong disability
- Injury to the underlying skin and structure
- Psychological damage
Zinda Law Group Can Help You
If you have been injured in a gas or propane explosion, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Our lawyers have the experience and expertise necessary to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim and we work with industry experts who can determine the cause of gas explosions and whether negligence was involved. Let the experienced lawyers at Zinda Law Group get you the compensation that you deserve. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation and let us help you.