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Compressed Gases and Safety Hazards

Compressed gases in storage cylinders or other containers are a routine fixture in a manufacturing or industrial environment. These compressed gases are used to power equipment and to contribute to various manufacturing processes. Other kinds of compressed gases provide for environmental controls or other specific industrial tasks. However, compressed gases can also cause specific safety hazards in the workplace or in any other environment that require the attention of legal professionals when negligence causes risk. Balamuth Law provides counsel in situations where lax safety protocol or an insufficient management of materials has led to an accident or injury with some type of compressed gases.

Types of Common Hazardous Gases

In the Bay Area, Balamuth Law, provides representation in a wide variety of cases involving material incidents such as accidents with compressed gases. The following types of compressed gas inventories can cause a range of accidents, as many of them are flammable in addition to being highly pressurized. Common hazardous compressed gases include:

  • Butane
  • Ethylene
  • Hydrogen
  • Methylamine
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Oxygen
  • Nitrogen
  • Helium
  • Argon
  • Acetylene

These and other commonly used liquefied or non-liquefied gases can result in harmful industrial accidents and cause injury to those handling them. Balamuth Law, has the resources and experience necessary successfully prosecute a claim against the negligent parties.

Dangerous Compressed Gases Hazards

Attorneys who represent clients in compressed gases hazards claims in the Bay Area are familiar with the dangers of these pressurized substances. One of the common dangers involves the velocity of containers that have been improperly capped or otherwise opened. The highly pressurized gas propels the containers with high vector forces, sometimes causing them to "pinwheel" or spin out of control. Other times, outside pressures to a compressed gas canister result in explosion or bursting.

Flammable compressed gases have their own specific hazards. Many of these are indicated on the labeling of the containers. Businesses must have detailed protocols for handling compressed gases to avoid injury and accident. At Balamuth Law, we understand the kinds of factors that lead to an unfortunate accident with these inventory materials. Our Moraga construction accident attorneys will counsel clients on the best course of action for their particular situations. Call (888) 254-1234 for your free consultation.

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