When working with fuel sources, such as propane, butane and acetylene, special care must be taken to prevent potential explosions. Gas explosions can cause devastating injuries, ranging from severe burns to lacerations caused by flying debris. In these tragic situations, you can trust our expert gas explosion attorneys to prove your case and fight for the maximum compensation.
About Gas Explosions
Gas explosions are typically caused by slow, silent leaks in tanks or pipes. When this escaped gas meets an ignition source, such as a simple spark or lighter, the resulting explosion is triggered immediately, giving bystanders no chance of protecting themselves from harm.
Faulty equipment or improper maintenance often lead to undetected gas leaks, which lead to dangerous explosions. Designers, manufacturers and sellers of gas equipment must take special care to ensure their products are safe and free of common errors.
Gas Explosion Causes
- Improper installation
- Defective valves, connectors or seals
- Improper odorization
- Leaking hoses or tanks
- Inadequate labeling
- Theft of protective copper piping and wiring
If you have been wrongfully injured as a result of a gas explosion, contact our St. Louis personal injury attorneys right away. Waiting to seek legal representation can prevent you from filing a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.