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Causes of Propane Explosions

Propane Explosions


Hugh Howerton is an attorney who specializes in propane explosion cases. Propane gas explosion every year cause serious injuries and death. Propane is heavier than air and can be highly explosive. If a leak happens, propane gas has a tendency to sink to the lowest level, like a basement. The gas can accumulate then drift across the floor where it can be ignited by the pilot light on the furnace or water heater and cause an explosion and fire.


Causes of Propane Explosions


Causes of propane gas explosion can include leaky pipes and fittings, placement of propane tank too close to building or home, improper tank inspection, snow and ice damage to outdoor piping and equipment, illegal tank to tank transfers, defective shut off, withdrawal or excess flow valves, improper pipe diameter, deficient design and installation of propane storage systems, and lack of above ground piping to protect propane tanks.


Federal Propane Gas Regulations and Investigation


Serious propane gas explosions may be investigated by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

 

National Fire Protection Association's NFPA 58 standards regarding propane gas can be found HERE

 

OSHA regulations regarding Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases can be found HERE

 

Hugh Howerton is a personal injury attorney who handles propane explosion cases all over the U.S.A.

 

To Contact Hugh Howerton about a propane explosion accident call 877.984.9848

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I have known Hugh Howerton for over 15 years. He has always been a source of inspiration, friend to friend, and lawyer to lawyer. He is also a man of unselfish integrity, highly knowledgeable in his area of expertise, and rock solid dependable when it comes to telling one just how things are. I consider him a good friend and a valuable associate. I would trust him to handle a case for my family and feel that I was in good hands.

 

 

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