Gas Fire & Explosion Injury
Gas, including gasoline, propane gas, or natural gas is used in a variety of ways in our daily lives. For example, gasoline is used in many types of motor vehicles, including automobiles, motor boats, lawn mowers and scooters.
Propane gas can be used to power products such as Barbecues (BBQ), emergency generators, pool heaters and clothes dryers.
Natural gas is the most common type of gas used in households. It is used to power household appliances such as stoves, heaters, fireplaces and clothes dryers.
Gasoline, propane gas, and natural gas are relatively safe if handled in the appropriate manner. However, if handled improperly, gas can be deadly.
Causes of Gas Fires & Explosions
Some of the more common causes of gas fires and explosions include:
- Improper handling – people who are not careful when handling gases are often to blame for gas fires and explosions.
- Failure to follow safety codes – guidelines for the safe use of gases are issued by the manufacturers of products and by U.S. government agencies. If these guidelines are not followed there is an increased risk of gas fire or explosion.
- Defective products – although manufacturers test their products for safety defects before they are offered to the public, some products may contain a defect that can lead to a gas fire or explosion. Among products that can lead to gas fires, propane barbeques are the most commonly recalled.
Gas Fire & Explosion Lawyers
There are several types of gas fires and explosions that can occur, including gasoline truck explosions and coal mine explosions. In addition to these accidents, there are several things that can lead to a gas fire or explosion, including pipeline leaks and defective products. If you or a loved one has been injured in a gas fire or explosion, contact an attorney today to learn more about your legal options.