Propane tanks are sensitive devices. They store highly combustible gas with the purpose of shielding it against flames, sparks, heat, and other factors that could cause it to ignite. When individuals no longer have need for these tanks, they are advised to bring them to filling stations or other approved collection centers, where they will be properly disposed of.
Unfortunately, some people fail to take the proper safety precautions and dispose of gas tanks by their own means. If you or someone you love suffered injuries after an improperly disposed gas tank exploded, contact the improper disposal lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your situation with an experienced legal professional.
Individuals are advised to leave their old propane tanks with experienced gas companies that have the knowledge and resources to properly dispose of these unwanted tanks. However, in some cases, individuals may still be able to dispose of tanks by themselves.
The first step is making sure that the tank is entirely empty. Individuals should hire a company to clean the tank and ensure that there is no gas left in it. After the tank is empty, it must be cut into smaller scraps so that the metal can be reused.
Should an individual fail to do this properly, he or she could seriously injure those nearby. Tank explosion injury victims are advised to speak with an experienced improper disposal lawyer to discuss their legal options.
Propane tank disposal is difficult and dangerous, so it is generally advisable to leave the task to professionals. If you or your loved ones suffered injuries in an explosion resulting from an improperly disposed propane tank, contact the improper disposal attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 for a free case evaluation.