Types of Natural Gas Explosions
The natural gas industry is sometimes seen as one of the most dangerous fields to work in. With the danger of flammable liquids and gases, every precaution must be taken to ensure that each worker is protected. In most explosions cases, safety is a high priority, however there are some instances where distractions and carelessness can lead to devastating results. In those instances is where you need an educated, experienced attorney to help you through the process.
Some of the types of natural gas explosions include:
Gas Leak Explosions
Natural gas explosions can be caused by a number of factors, including ignoring safety requirements, employee fatigue, faulty equipment and even an undertrained worker. Employee fatigue is a common cause of disasters. If the employee is tired and distracted, he will miss a safety check or a specific precaution that must be taken to ensure nothing happens. This can occur not only in the oil and gas industry, but also in any other that requires diligent observations
Faulty equipment is another such cause. Equipment that malfunctions can cause multiple problems. We have seen it time and again, either faulty craftsmanship by the manufacturer or negligent upkeep can cause a relied upon piece of equipment to become faulty. It is important to keep the equipment in working order and verify that it still functions properly before placing anyone in harms way, sometimes convenience prevents that from occurring, which can lead to a disaster.
West Virginia Natural Gas Explosion Attorney
As a worker in this industry, it is important to understand the dangers and be aware of your surroundings. Just like you need the proper tools and experience to do your job, we have attorneys that have the proper tools and experience to assist injured gas workers with their claims.