Gas Explosions & Fires due to Lack of Ordorant (Ethanethiol / ethyl mercaptan)in LPG & Natural Gas
Many gas explosion death, burn and serious injuries could be prevented if the LGP, propane or natural gas supplier had supplied the gas with the correct amount of an odorant or odorizer called
Ethanethiol. This gas odorant also known as ethyl mercaptan, is an organic compound used as an odorant in natural gas and propane. It is a volatile thiol that occurs naturally as a component of petroleum distillates. It is only slightly soluble in water, but well soluble in most organic solvents.
Odor Added to Natural Gas, LP Gas & Propane Saves Lives
Since natural gas in it natural state is clear and odorless, then for safety reasons, a odor has to be added so consumers can detect when the gas is present. When the odorant is not present or not at adequate levels or percentages, then many consumers can not smell it, therefore are not aware of the gas. When this happens, the chance or likelihood of gas or propane fire or explosion is greatly increased.
LPG, Propane & Natural Gas Explosion & Fire Lawsuits
If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries, burns or a loved one has been killed as a result of a gas explosion, then you need to have the accident facts investigated to determine if the natural gas supplier may have been negligent or at fault. Additionally in some cases a defective product or appliance such as a outdoor grill, stove, heater, tank, line or valve may be to blame. If so, a full investigation will be needed to document the scene and preserve the evidence. Call the Willis Law Firm for Help. Mr. Willis is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer that is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is licensed in Texas and in New York. Nationwide Help is Available. Call Now for a Free Confidential Consultation at 1-800-883-9858.