Wrongful Death from Explosions

February 6, 2012

Wrongful Death

Ohio wrongful death from explosionsAccidents resulting in explosions can cause devastation rarely seen outside of war zones. Whether in the workplace, home, or public area, when an explosion occurs there is a high potential for loss of life. This is where lawyers experienced with wrongful death can help.

Workplace explosions are among the most common. Particularly devastating are mining accidents in which gases build and become trapped in recesses below. Just a spark from a piece of machinery can set off an explosion that may cause great loss of life and injury.

Construction areas and factories are also common scenes of explosion accidents. Compressed tanks filled with liquid propane, oxygen, acetylene, and diesel fuel are frequently used at construction sites as employees weld or cut through metal. Employers are required by law to provide a safe work environment for their workers, but often corners are cut to save money, or equipment is not properly maintained.

City streets and commercial buildings in Ohio can be scenes of explosion accidents as well. Aging pipes underground or tucked within walls may develop gas leaks. The United States Department of Transportation cites pipe explosions as the cause of death of over 300 persons in the past decade.

We tend to consider our homes as a sanctuary from the dangers of the world outside, but these are prime locations for explosion accidents, too. Water heaters from before the mid-‘70s can explode from heat building within. Defective appliances and propane tanks used for cooking and heating are among the many other sources of potential explosions.

When a person files an Ohio wrongful death claim due to an explosion accident, they need to establish three things: duty, breach, and cause. In a nutshell, duty occurs when the defendant owes a duty of safety; breach occurs when that duty is not provided; and cause means that the breach of duty led to the accident.

A wrongful death suit in an explosion accident will require professional assistance. If you have lost a loved one in such an accident, contact the lawyers at Slater &  Zurz LLP who are experienced with wrongful death cases. Please call 1-800-297-9191  for a FREE consultation or send a Blog Message to schedule a time to talk.

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