Propane is an extremely flammable gas that millions of Americans use every single day. Like so many things that we use on a daily basis, we forget about the potential dangers that propane can cause. If not handled correctly and treated with respect, propane can cause dangerous, even deadly explosions.
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® would like to provide you with information about propane explosions involving:
Additionally, we would like to provide you with information that can help you prevent explosions before they happen, both at home and in the workplace. For more information, contact the propane explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900.
Propane is used in a wide variety of industries, from glass companies to brick kilns to agricultural centers. In these environments, propane is often stored in larger containers, making the potential for a large explosion even greater. If a propane tank isn’t properly cared for, a leak could develop that the smallest spark could set off.
Many workers are expected to handle propane on a regular basis. Hotel workers, restaurant employees, and agricultural laborers use propane every day for a variety of purposes. If you’ve been injured on the job because of a propane explosion, your employer may be at fault and you could be entitled to financial compensation.
Propane is heavier than air, and leaks can cause it to collect and settle in low enclosed areas. The smallest spark or stray flame can cause this gas to ignite, causing widespread damage. People often leave their propane tanks stored carelessly in basements, where any leak could cause the explosive gas to collect around the ground, where a furnace or water heater could cause it to ignite.
It is recommended that you store any propane cylinders upright outside on a dry, flat, non-flammable surface such as concrete. If stored in a damp area, the cylinders may corrode, potentially causing a leak.
Propane explosions are a serious danger, whether in the home or in the workplace. They can cause serious injury or even death to people in the vicinity. If you or someone you love has been injured in a propane explosion, we can help you get the information you need and can help you move forward.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we strive to provide people with the information they need following a propane explosion. To learn more about your rights and options, contact the propane explosion injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900.