In many cases, petroleum is stored in tanks both before and after it is processed. In some cases, such as with overseas travel, petroleum is actually transported in large tanks. These tanks are able to withstand great amounts of pressure and heat, but that does not mean they should regularly be subjected to these conditions.
Tanks can wear down over time, and their safety features may cease to work if subjected to harsh conditions. If you or someone you love was injured after a tank containing crude oil exploded, contact the petroleum tank explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 for a free case evaluation.
Tanks, like all other modes of petroleum transportation and storage, should be periodically inspected for faults or potential hazards. When found, these faults should be fixed immediately, or the petroleum should be transferred to another tank that is in proper working order.
There are a number of possible faults that may cause a petroleum tank to explode. The most common faults are:
In many cases, the oil company that owns the tank may be liable for the injuries that result from the tank explosion.
The petroleum tank explosion attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are committed to fighting for the rights of victims of petroleum explosions. If you or your loved one suffered an injury after a petroleum tank exploded, contact us today at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal rights.