Boilers are intricate machines that heat water to produce steam in order to power other heavy machinery. Since there are so many parts that may malfunction, an experienced individual must be operating the boiler so that he or she can tell when something goes wrong and prevent further damage.
Unfortunately, some operators are insufficiently trained. When problems arise, they may not know how to identify or solve the problems. The operators’ coworkers may suffer as a result. If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a boiler explosion because the person operating the boiler was undertrained, contact the boiler explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874.
In many cases, factories that utilize boilers will only hire licensed boiler operators to handle their boilers. Some states even require boiler operators to have licenses before they can be hired. Most accidents that result from insufficient training occur in states that do not require these licenses.
Individuals who have not been properly trained may not know how the boiler works, making it difficult for them to recognize an error when it occurs. Usually, insufficient operator training is considered a form of management negligence since employers are supposed to thoroughly train their employees.
Boiler explosions that result from insufficient operator training are usually avoidable. The victims of these blasts may be entitled to financial compensation from their employers. If this is your case, contact the boiler explosion attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights.