Poorly Designed, Constructed or Installed Boilers and Furnaces, a Possible Cause of an Explosion Accident

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Explosion Accidents, Personal Injury | 2 comments

Most Americans are unaware that up to 657 billion cubic meters of natural gas are 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 in an explosion which can severely injure or kill anyone, as well as destroy or ruin properties. According to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., the most common causes of residential gas explosions, include wiring problems, defective appliances, boilers and furnaces. As leaked gas spreads inside a room or a house, the smallest spark from a 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. 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 definitely lies 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 due to the injury they have sustained.

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