Fuel tanks are used by both businesses and individuals to store a wide variety of fuel, from petroleum to natural gas. Because they are used to store volatile explosives, fuel tanks are inherently dangerous. Improper maintenance or storage can cause the tanks to develop leaks, which could potentially lead to deadly accidents. Explosions can result in widespread injuries, death, and property damage.
We strive to provide you with the very best information concerning fuel tank explosions. We want to help you prevent fuel tank explosions when possible, as well as respond to the devastation and the aftermath of explosions when they do occur. We have experience handling fuel tank explosion cases involving:
- Dangerous Placement on Vehicle
- Manufacturing Error
- Use of Defective Materials
If you or someone you love has been injured in a fuel tank explosion or other form of explosion, you may be able to seek financial compensation.
Commercial Fuel Tanks
Many businesses in a variety of fields make use of fuel tanks to contain various forms of combustible materials. Because of the volatility of the materials stored in these tanks, they can potentially be very dangerous. Even the smallest leak can lead to an enormous and deadly explosion. Anyone in the vicinity of the fuel tank can be at risk for serious burns, fractures, and even death.
Common fuel tank explosion causes
- Improper installation
- Insufficient maintenance
- Unaddressed leaks
- Failure to close valves
- Manufacturing flaws
If you have been injured in a fuel tank explosion, it may not be your fault. Your employers are required to provide you with a safe work environment, and ultimately the responsibility for your injury may lie with them.
Vehicle Fuel Tank Explosions
The fuel tanks on vehicles also present the possibility for a life-threatening explosion. Many Americans are familiar with the infamous Ford Pinto exploding gas tank scandal of the 1970s. If the gas tank isn’t properly designed, secured, or constructed, a collision, rollover, or even regular wear-and-tear may cause a potentially deadly explosion.
At the SF Victim Services Center, we strive to provide you with the absolute best in information concerning explosion preparedness and explosion response. If someone you love has been killed in a fuel tank explosion, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation.