When workplace incidents occur some of the worst case scenarios inevitably take place where company’s are found negligent, or otherwise complacent to potential accidents and injuries. When a life has been taken there is no guidebook for immediately quelling the outrage and despair felt by the remaining family of the deceased, and there shouldn’t be. Fatalities are extremely devastating to both industry and family, and should always be avoided whatever the cost. If a company is found to be negligent in the incident that results in death there most certainly will be repercussions from the family, such as the widow of a South Carolina worker has implemented. Reports say he “was killed when a pipe exploded and hot chemicals were sprayed on him.” and the widow is suing the company claiming it was a result of negligence on their part.
The company is defending itself by saying that the widow should have known there were great risks working in the position that her husband was in. Lawyers express their typical perspectives, that the opposition is wrong and so on. It’s unfortunate to say the least, and will probably be drawn out through the judicial process in mounds of litigation and fees. Whatever the true notion of who owes who in the case, the truth is that a man is now dead due to the conditions he was working in and something could’ve been done in order to prevent it. Reporters say that, “the pressure that had built up inside the pipeline blew the nearly 300-pound pump through a cement block wall. About 500 gallons spewed from the pipeline into the workspace, at temperature of more than 570 degrees Fahrenheit.” and, “Several days earlier, according to the lawsuit, other workers had been trying to drain the pipeline when a fire broke out, converting the chemicals in the pipeline from liquid to gas.”
Whatever the courts decide, the unfortunate nature of the incident should always be in the mind of industrial plant owners as well as the employees of those businesses to prevent incidents as devastating as this one from happening again. It is true that the amount of regulations and protocol involved in managing these chemical plants is astounding, and we have a striving business precisely because of that. Our experts maintain a knowledge of every minuscule detail so our clients don’t have to. In an incident such as this one, we could’ve provided the company with an explosion proof storage locker to help work around the incident and drain the pipes of gas. The circumstances may have been inevitable as the company claims, however if this is the case companies such as this one should at least attempt to minimize danger by using our service. Remember, we do the leg work so you don’t have to. We also deliver quickly, in case of emergency situations that need to be handled as swiftly as possible. Give us a call today for a free consultation from one of our chemical storage experts, happy to prevent these horrific incidents at an affordable, easy rate. Ask about our explosive storage:
Our explosive storage is built to the highest quality standard. When you rent explosive storage from us, you are getting a magazine, locker or building that meets or exceeds ATF standards. These units are available in small, medium, and large sizes, as well as mobile magazines. Uses for this type of unit include:
- high and low explosives
- blasting caps
- pyrotechnics (fireworks)
- ammunition and other ordnance
It is our goal to bring you fully compliant storage units, so that your explosive materials are stored with safety and convenience. Utilize our explosive storage magazines for the highest protection in hazmat storage. Our magazines are built with the highest quality components to ensure the highest safety rating for your explosive materials. Hazmat storage is something that should be handled with the utmost care. As with any hazardous materials storage, the best practice is to enact safe and proper storage procedures for explosive materials. This means adhering to, and sometimes exceeding, explosive storage codes and regulations. At US Hazmat Rentals, we can help you achieve compliance.
Our explosive storage magazines are available for rental during the time that you need it, so you are not investing in a life-long storage unit that you don’t need. At US Hazmat Rentals, we place value on your safety as well as your convenience, relieving you of the stress that comes with explosive storage. Each of our explosive storage magazines is maintained and kept readily available for rental, because with proper explosives storage, immediate compliance is crucial. Contact us today and choose from our small, medium, and large magazines to get the explosive storage unit best suited for your needs.