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Explosions Caused by Machinery Failure

Oil and gas refineries use heavy machinery to refine oil into more usable products. Without this machinery, we would not have the fuel we need to run our cars, homes, and other objects essential to our everyday lives. Unfortunately, poorly maintained and negligently operated machinery may be prone to explosions, seriously harming or even killing many of the individuals in the blast radius.

If you or someone you love was injured in an explosion resulting from refinery machinery failure, you may be able to seek compensation. Contact the refinery machinery explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900.

Causes for Failure

Machinery requires regular inspections and maintenance to run safely. This is true of any machinery and especially true of refinery machinery since this machinery handle combustible substances. As such, the leading causes of machinery failure are:

Depending on the source of the problem, there may be a number of people to blame for a machine’s failure. If the failure resulted from a design or manufacturing defect, the manufacturer is usually at fault.

However, if the failure resulted from poor maintenance, the fault may be the owner of the refinery equipment for failing to have the machinery maintained or the group or individual who performed maintenance on the machinery for failing to properly repair the equipment.

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Machinery explosions are often deadly and always devastating. If you or your loved ones suffered an injury in an explosion caused by machinery failure, contact the refinery machinery explosion attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal rights.