Propane Pipeline Explosions

Pipelines cover our landscape to transport a number of different fluids and gases. Most pipelines carry water, oil, or natural gas. “Natural gas” may refer to a number of different gases, such as methane, butane, and propane.

Pipelines that contain gases such as propane may explode if they are improperly maintained. If you or someone you love suffered an injury after a propane pipeline exploded, contact the propane pipeline explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900.

Causes of Explosions

Pipelines may explode for any number of reasons, most of which relate to structural or manufacturing defects in the pipeline itself. Causes for propane pipeline explosions include:

  • Weak metal
  • Poorly welded joints
  • Stress fractures
  • Corrosion

When these problems occur, propane may escape the pipeline. If the propane comes into contact with a spark, which the pipeline itself may sometimes cause, an explosion may occur. Explosions may damage property, as well as severely injure any people within the blast radius.

Whoever built the pipeline or whoever currently owns the rights to it may be liable for any injuries resulting from a pipeline explosion. Typically, individuals must prove that a poorly maintained pipeline was the cause of their injuries, which may require expert witnesses such as chemical or mechanical engineers. An experienced propane pipeline explosion lawyer can also help with this process.

Contact Us

Propane explosions may have a devastating effect on you and your family. If you have been the victim of an exploding pipeline, the propane pipeline explosion attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® will help you hold the responsible individual accountable for his or her negligence. Contact us today at (414) 271-0900 to learn more.