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Natural gas powers millions of US homes and appliances. In fact, more than 3.3 million Ohio residents use natural gas, while Cleveland alone has 114,424 natural gas customers. Using natural gas is popular, but it can lead to natural gas explosions.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) reveals there are more than 2.6 million miles of gas pipelines delivering natural gas. Natural gas explosions can occur in the following ways:
OSHA works with construction companies to regulate natural gas pipeline locations. Despite this, construction companies can improperly determine pipeline locations and cause a rupture leading to an explosion.
Accidents can occur from:
Gas-powered appliances include:
Natural gas is odorless and hard to detect. However, people might smell “rotten eggs” because sulfur is added to gas to make natural gas leaks detectable:
Smell gas? If you suspect a natural gas leak in your home, do the following to avoid a house gas explosion:
Here are more tips on home appliances and gas safety.
Gas explosions can cause debilitating or even life-threatening injuries. Injuries can include:
Friedman, Domiano & Smith is an injury law firm with over 40 years of experience. When you need a car accident lawyer or a medical malpractice lawyer in Northeast Ohio, know that their experienced lawyers can help you receive the compensation and damages you and your family deserve. To speak to an explosion lawyer about a Cleveland natural gas explosion, contact FDS Law today at (800) 280-0070 for a free initial consultation.