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New York Burn Injury Lawyers Discuss Common Causes of Industrial Fires

Every year, American fire departments respond to an average of 37,000 industrial fires that cause 18 civilian deaths, 279 civilian injuries, and roughly $1 billion in property damage explains one of the New York burn injury lawyers at the F&A accident law firm in Manhattan. Since government efforts to better regulate workplace safety aren’t always successful, individual employers must decide to fully protect their workers. Recognizing the most frequent causes of workplace fires can benefit everyone. The Most Common Causes of Industrial Fires The improper presence or storage of liquids and gases Combustible dust Ongoing “hot work” that includes torch...

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Natural Gas Well Explosion

A Feb. 11 explosion at a Chevron natural gas well has left a worker injured and another worker missing. The well is located in Dunkard Township in Greene County, near the Pennsylvania - West Virginia border. The accident site is approximately 50-miles south of Pittsburgh. Early Morning Explosion A spokesperson for Chevron stated that the event occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. at the Lanco 7H well run by Chevron Appalachia. When the explosion happened, the company immediately initiated pre-established emergency response procedures, according to the spokesperson. Chevron also sought out assistance from a specialist in natural gas well fires and explosions, Wild...

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NYC Harlem Gas Explosion & Injury Attorney

NTSB's investigation would look to Origin of gas leak from outside or inside the premises Cause of leak Ignition sources Repairs to pipeline Was the pipe encroached upon? NY Gas Explosion and Fire Accident Law Firm - Frekhtman & Associate's spoke with one leading expert in the field of gas explosions who told us "Frost can be a significant factor especially if it is a cast iron 8" gas main pipe. This sounds like a main explosion due to the severity of blast. Frost wreaks havoc on cast iron pipes - they become brittle and can break in half. Frost can also move...

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