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Propane Explosion Accident

Odorless and explosive, propane gas is a fuel used for a variety of purposes, such as heating water, cooking, barbecuing, heating the home, and in automotive vehicles.

Propane must be held in tanks and pressurized to be maintained as a gas.

The gas, when vaporized, is much heavier than air. Propane can, near the ground, pool in low areas quickly, in basements and crawl spaces along the floor, and in ditches outside.

Due to the fact that propane has no odor that is natural, a chemical additive, ethyl mercaptan, is mixed to emit a rotten egg, or sulfuric odor, with the gas, to warn others to evacuate immediately an area.

An explosion of propane can happen anywhere the flammable gas is improperly handled

This can entail a propane tank explosion or fire at a construction site, in private residences, or commercial buildings.

An explosion can occur due to the coming loose of piping, piping or tank leak forming, or through the neglect to adhere to safety, industry-standard regulations.

Propane Gas Explosion Catastrophes

Propane, as a hydrocarbon, must be stored in a heavy-duty tank as a liquid under compression, and vaporized, to be burned, into a gas.

The gas, however, can always be likely high-risk to explode due to pressure in the tank. A propane explosion accident can be the result when the gas in air is mixed with oxygen and becomes highly flammable.

Many propane gas explosion catastrophes occur due to unsafe practices, which may entail the following:


A neglect to administer proper measures during a refill of tanks, which may include forgetting to reignite, and residential or commercial appliances, pilot lights.

An improper installation of gas stoves, gas appliances, and clothes dryers.

Improper maintenance of a propane gas tank, like neglect to replace a regulator that is worn out, or a failure to maintain properly any propane gas component on the system.

Mislabeled, unlabeled, or improperly labeled on equipment;

Inadequate or missing inspection of propane gas tank, which should be administered by the supplier of the propane gas.

Gas delivery, which does not contain appropriate added odorant of chemicals, according to state and federal industry requirements of safety.

Leaks from propane tanks as a result of faulty or rusted cylinders, email function of safety valves, incorrect or broken gauges, a malfunction of flow valves, blocked burner on top of the stove, and/or hoses perished.

Grill fire and explosions;

A number of victims of the explosion of propane had no warning previously due to an inability to smell added chemical odorant emission.

An explosion or a fire from a propane tank can result in catastrophic injuries, and an increase in likelihood of wrongful death.

Victims in a propane explosion accident, without suitable inspection of the propane delivery system and tank, have a likely increase of sustaining third-degree burns due to malfunctioning or broken equipment.

A number of severe burns involved in a propane explosion accident can entail the following: wrongful death, second and third degree burns; traumatic head, extremity and torso injuries; and exposure to vapors of highly toxic gas.

There are many incidences which can cause a propane gas tank fire due to a lack of personnel trained in proper safety in the maintenance and delivery of gas.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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