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Although compressed gas is commonly used, it can be dangerous. One danger is gas explosions. Whether the compressed gas is used on a construction site or to cook food, an explosion may occur depending on operator error or negligence.
What Can Cause a Gas Pipe Explosion?
Several factors may cause a gas explosion, such as:
- Soil around the underground pipes
- The configuration of specific gas facilities
- Flow, compression, and/or pressure of the gas
- Little to no gas flow over a long time frame
- Substances, rust, or moisture in or on the pipes
What Causes a Gas Explosion at Home?
The common reason for a propane explosion is typically faulty grills or barbecues. The line in the tank can become defective. Also, when the grills are exposed to high temperatures, the cylinders and tanks can build pressure which causes an explosion.
Another type of gas explosion at a residential home occurs with gas appliances. Gas appliances such as central heating, water heaters, grills, gas generators, and gas stoves can explode because of equipment failure.
Who Is Liable for My Gas Explosion?
Who is responsible is based on what was the cause of the explosion. Sometimes the explosion could have been an unforeseeable accident in which no one is at fault. Generally, there are two types of liability for a gas explosion:
What Is a Defective Product?
A defective product is a product that causes harm to an individual because of a defect. The defect could be a design flaw, improper labeling, or defective manufacturing. A defective product could be a gas appliance that had a defective prior to the time it was placed on the market.
Can I Sue If Someone Installed the Gas-Fueled Item Incorrectly?
Yes. Whenever a person incorrectly installs or maintains a product, it is a basis of a negligence claim. Negligence is the failure to use care an ordinary individual would use in the same or similar circumstances.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Gas Explosion?
Yes. Determining fault for a gas explosion generally requires extensive investigation. Contact a personal injury lawyer for help with pursuing a lawsuit to recover for your gas explosion-related injuries.
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Last Modified: 10-27-2015 12:03 PM PDT
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