Petroleum is one of the most important sources of energy in the United States. We use about 21 million barrels of oil every day. Almost everyone in the country is in some way affected by it every single day of their lives. We rely on it; it’s literally what moves us. But the thing about petroleum that makes it vital to us – its explosive combustibility – is exactly what makes it dangerous. Americans are injured or killed in petroleum-related explosions every year.
Two of the most deadly types of petroleum explosions
- Pipeline Explosions
- Tank Explosions
We can provide you with the important information you need about petroleum safety and how to act following a petroleum explosion. We understand that a petroleum explosion can drastically change your life. If you’ve been the victim of an explosion, it may be beneficial to discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney.
Commercial Petroleum Explosions
Millions of Americans work around petroleum every day. With proper care and safety procedures, working around petroleum can be safe. But if corners are cut or the proper care isn’t exercised, catastrophic accidents can occur. Because of the widespread use of petroleum, accidents can involve:
- Vehicles and transportation
- Oil refinery and storage facilities
- Gas stations
- Electrical generators
- Gasoline-powered equipment, such as outdoor stoves
- Other consumer items
If you have been injured in a petroleum explosion at work, you may not be at fault. It is the responsibility of your employer to provide a safe workplace and to follow all regulations to protect you. If you or someone you love has been injured or worse on the job, we can help.
We hope to provide you with the information you need concerning gasoline and other explosions. An explosion injury can leave you and your family feeling frightened and unsure. We have the information to help. If someone you love has been injured or killed in a tragic petroleum explosion, contact petroleum explosion attorneys.