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A violent and destructive explosion can easily kill or seriously injure those around it.  The main dangers are flying debris striking the body, fire causing extremely severe burns and being thrown as a result of the blast.

According to OSHA, the national agency for regulating workplace safety, there are a variety of industries putting workers at risk of an explosion including the industrial sector, chemical plants, agriculture, tire and rubber manufacturing, welding, pesticides or in any industry where electrical equipment is used.

The national Centers for Disease Control points out that some of the most commons causes of an explosion in the work place are:

  • Malfunctioning of dangerous equipment
  • Lack of equipment maintenance
  • Flammable chemicals or materials
  • Electric hazards
  • Careless cigarette smoking while on premises
  • Unseen corrosion
  • Failing to properly train all employees


When these basic safety rules are not followed resulting in a blast, the employer is to blame for any employee deaths or injuries.  In this case, an injured person or the family of a deceased person can file a lawsuit against the company to recover damages for a death, physical injuries, deformity, loss of limbs, pain and suffering, loss of income and medical bills.