Phoenix Compressed Gas Injury Lawyers
Gas is generally colorless, which can make it all the more dangerous when it is released in a catastrophic failure. When you're talking about construction site compressed gas, the pressure alone that is used to power pneumatic machinery can be staggering - more than enough to break bones. Add in the extremely high temperatures often associated with compressed gas and you have a recipe for devastating injuries, many of which can be life-altering. If you have been the victim of a compressed gas injury in association with any construction work, you need a personal injury attorney to help you recover what you have lost.
The injuries that can result from compressed gas can take many forms, but one of the most common is a simple burn. Basic physics dictates that the easiest way to increase the pressure of any contained gas is to heat it, and it's not unusual for construction jobs to involve superheated gases conveyed through flexible hoses. If a seal should break on machinery such as this, the released gases may be hot enough to burn a victim's entire body in an instant, even if he or she is wearing protective gear. The consequences of that burn can include chronic pain, infection, and the loss of one or more limbs.
Compressed gases may also be caustic in nature, meaning they would cause burns even at room temperature. Some of the gases used to power presses, drills, and cutting machines may include elements that are dangerous for human contact, and batteries come with their own set of hazards. Even traditional industrial chemicals like chloroform and benzene can be profoundly damaging, and heavy metals like lead compounds can be deadly if inhaled. Improper containment of gases may lead to a sudden release, and the injuries that arise may not resolve for years, if ever.
Safety is paramount on any construction site, and compressed gases are one of the reasons why. If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another party - be it a contractor, owner, or equipment manufacturer - The Husband & Wife Law Team can help you act to recover a fair and full settlement. To begin the conversation right away with a top construction accident injury attorney, please call (602) 457-6222 or CLICK HERE to submit a Simple Case Form.
- Compressed Gas and Equipment - OSHA
- Gas and Chemical Exposure - Merck Manual
- Chemicals: Managing Chemical Safety in the Workplace
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