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Poorly Designed or Poorly Constructed or Installed Boilers and Furnaces can Cause an Explosion Accident

Up to 657 billion cubic meters of natural gas is used in the United States every year. Though hazardous due to its high combustibility, natural gas is a daily home use, a necessity for ovens and gas stoves, clothes dryers, boilers, furnace, air conditioners and many other items.

A natural gas leak that is overlooked and uncorrected can be disastrous for it can result to an explosion which can severely injure or kill anyone, as well as destroy or run properties to the ground.

According to the Explosion Victim Resource Center, the most common causes of residential gas explosions, include wiring problems, defective appliances, and boilers and furnaces. As leaked gas spreads inside a room or a house, even the smallest spark from a lighted cigarette, candle or any electronic gadget is enough to cause an explosion and, as a matter of fact, explosions, especially due to boilers and furnaces, have destroyed many houses, condominiums, apartment complexes, mobile homes and even hotels.

Boilers and furnaces keep many American homes warm during the winter and cold months. By using natural gas, these are able to provide heat in all areas of the home. It has been discovered, however, but only after explosion accidents have already occurred, that many boilers and furnaces have been poorly designed and constructed, installed erroneously or not properly maintained, thus causing the accident. The fault can be blamed on the manufacturer that designed and constructed these boilers and furnaces or on the individual who installed these inside your house. Regardless of who ought to be blamed, though, explosion victims deserve compensation from the liable party – compensation that will help cover all their financial losses resulting from the injury they have sustained.

According to the law firm Williams Kherkher, if you or someone you love has been seriously injured, or someone close to you has been killed by an explosion, you no doubt are fighting through an extremely difficult time for several reasons. Perhaps the last thing you want to think about is the prospect of taking on a corporate giant in court, but before you shy away from that possibility, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with an explosion attorney who may be able to help you know and understand your legal rights.

 

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