Boiler Failure Explosions. Boiler failures can result in catastrophic explosions, as well as severe burns, scalds and other life threatening personal injuries. Boiler failures can also cause fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and significant property damage.
If you’ve experienced a boiler failure that caused damage to your property, or severely injured you or a loved one, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit seeking compensation from the manufacturer of the boiler and other responsible parties.
The boiler failure lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP offer free lawsuit evaluations to victims of boiler malfunctions, explosions or fires. If you suffered property damage, or you or a loved one suffered a burn, scald, carbon monoxide poisoning, or other injury due to defective boiler, we urge to contact our boiler failure lawyers today to discuss your possible lawsuit.
Boiler Failure and Explosion Injuries
Common boiler failure injuries include:
- Severe burns
- Head trauma
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
The physical, emotional and mental anguish caused by a catastrophic boiler failure can also result in victims suffering from post traumatic stress disorder long after physical injuries have healed.
People injured as a result of a catastrophic boiler injury may be able to seek restitution from responsible parties by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Potential defendants may include the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the defective boiler. Negligent installation or maintenance can result in a lawsuit against servicers or technicians.
Causes of Boiler Failures and Explosions
Boilers are used to heat water for industrial purposes, and to produce steam in power generating plants. Steels, cast irons, stainless steels and high temperature alloys are used to construct various boiler components. A boiler may malfunction for a number of reasons, including: Design defects, fabrication defects, improper installation, improper operation, and poor maintenance.
Elevated temperature and corrosion failures can also cause a catastrophic boiler malfunction. Fatigue, wear, overheating, and use of defective or improper materials are often behind dangerous boiler failures.
Boiler explosions can result when excessive pressure is allowed to build in a boiler. Boiler explosions of this type can completely destroy a building. Boiler explosions can also occur when there is a failure to purge combustible gases from the firebox before ignition is attempted. Leaking fuel valves can also be the cause of explosions. In some cases, a boiler explosion can be caused when the boiler is allowed to operate without adequate water.