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What could trigger an explosion?

Posted on April 17, 2015 10:38 am under Fires and Explosions

Explosions can occur anywhere – in workplaces, at homes, and even while inside the car. They can also be a result of almost anything – employer negligence, defective home materials, faulty car components. Whatever the place and the source of an explosion is, it can definitely cause serious physical and financial harm to anyone involved in an explosion-related accident.

Typically, explosions are triggered by these three factors combined:

  1. Combustible material – Coals, fuel, and solvents may all act as combustible materials and produce a chemical reaction when they come in contact with the other two elements below
  2. Heat – Open fire, sparks, even a lighted cigarette, may all be a source of heat. When combined with a combustible material and oxygen, it could trigger fire and explosion
  3. Oxygen – The most common source of oxygen is air, although it may also come from other sources, such as chlorine, potassium chlorate, potassium permanganate, and chlorine dioxide

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, anyone who has been involved in an explosion caused by another party’s negligence can seek legal help and guidance in possibly filing a claim. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about taking legal action today.