Gas explosions are a leading source of personal injury in the United States each year and they often result in catastrophic injuries such as:
- Burning and charring
- Injury to the underlying skin and structure
- Broken bones
- Lifelong disability
- Psychological damage
Preventing Gas Line Explosions
When a gas line explodes, whether it happens at an industrial plant, on a construction site or in a residential home, the results are often devastating and are not as rare as you might think. Serious, catastrophic injuries often result from gas line explosions including severe burn injuries, fractures, spinal cord injuries, head trauma and death.
Many times, gas explosions could have been prevented through simple observation and maintenance. Gas companies often fail to maintain equipment, or enforce training and safety standards, and this negligence puts lives in danger. The oil, gas and fracking industry have contributed to a huge increase in injuries to employees and innocent bystanders in addition to extreme property damage. Other factors that contribute to gas explosions, including:
- Gas leaks resulting in explosions
- Faulty installation of appliances
- Defective gas line products
- Worker carelessness or recklessness
- Delays in equipment maintenance or repair
- Safety procedures not in place or ignored
- Underground pipelines abandoned or left to corrode and then explode
Other Gas Explosions
Propane is an extremely flammable gas that must be handled with 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. Each year, propane gas explosions level homes, spread fires, and injure or kill people.
Pipelines have exploded when construction crews accidentally drilled into gas lines; the gas lines are run next to the pipelines as the flow of gas cools the pipeline. These types of explosion are not as rare as one would hope with more than 30 explosions happening in 2013 alone.
Even cylinders of propane gas can explode when the pressure builds up when exposed to extreme heat. Home grills are often involved in injuries and home fires. Nearly 6,500 gas grill fires annually result in more than $27 million in damage according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Zinda Law Group Can Help You
For a free legal consultation with a explosion injury lawyer serving Temple, call 800-863-5312
If you have been injured in a gas explosion, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you. Our lawyers can explain your legal rights and the steps to filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. We work with industry experts who can determine the cause of gas explosions and if there was negligence involved. Let the experienced lawyers at Zinda Law Group get you the compensation that you deserve. Call us today at (800) 863-5312for a free, no fee consultation and let us help you.