Explosions Due to Poor Maintenance

We rely on gas and oil refineries for everything from plastic products to car fuel. However, oil and gas are highly flammable, so the machinery necessary for the refining process must be reliable and well-maintained. As such, if a refining company fails to properly care for their machinery, it can cause catastrophic explosions and devastating injuries.

Poor maintenance of refinery machines can be the result of many different areas of negligence. Sadly, this carelessness can cause terrible injuries and may even cost lives. If you have been hurt in a refinery explosion, you should not have to face the difficult road to recovery alone. An explosion lawyer may be able to help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve. To discuss your case, contact a refinery explosion attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900.

Refinery Maintenance Failures

Oil and gas refining companies naturally want to increase production as much as possible in order to financially satisfy stockholders and other investors. However, this does not mean that the refinery should sacrifice necessary maintenance procedures in this pursuit. Frustratingly, though, not every refinery follows these important safety practices. Types of problems associated with improper refinery machine maintenance include:

  • Compressor snags
  • Bent electrostatic precipitator plates
  • Failure to decoke the fired heaters
  • Corrosion from water droplets
  • Embrittlement from hydrogen exposure
  • Stress cracks from sulfide exposure

Cracks, snags, clogs, and other problems call all cause dangerous leaks or chemical mixing, which can lead to explosions. Damage can result from both the fires as well as chemical exposure.

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Oil and gas refineries have long been allowed to get away with improper maintenance and other dangerous actions without consequences. If you have been injured in an explosion due to improper machinery maintenance, you should fight back to stop this terrible carelessness. To learn more about how you can fight back, contact a refinery explosion lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.