Industrial Pipeline Explosions

Many industrial plants use pipelines to transport liquids and gases from the plant to distances that may be hundreds of miles away. These pipelines require extensive inspections and maintenance to ensure the safety of the plant’s workers. Unfortunately, some plant owners neglect to have their pipelines inspected.

Pipelines may explode when they are not regularly checked and maintained. If you or someone you love was injured in an industrial accident involving an exploding pipeline, contact the industrial pipeline explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900.

Potential Faults

Since pipelines may transport highly combustible substances for hundreds of miles, they require heavy duty pieces of pipe. Since pipes do not come in lengths long enough to cover the entire distance needed, pipes are made of segments. Most faults occur in the seams where the segments are connected.

Some of the faults that may occur include:

  • Weak welds
  • Excessive pressure
  • Improper construction

These faults are particularly dangerous since they may allow the combustible substance to leak. When these substances leak, they may come into contact with a spark, which may cause the substance to ignite and explode. When this occurs in a contained space, such as an industrial plant, the people inside the space are almost guaranteed to suffer an injury.

Contact an Industrial Pipeline Explosion Lawyer

In many cases, exploding pipelines are the result of negligence. If you or your loved one suffered an injury in an industrial pipeline explosion, contact the industrial pipeline explosion attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal rights.