Gas Can Explosion Injury Attorney
When we say “gas can,” we think of the red plastic cans that we keep in garages and sheds, but we can also mean yellow diesel cans or blue kerosene cans. Most people don’t realize these fuel containers can explode like bombs. This usually results in life-changing injury or death.
Why do gas cans explode?
For years, the manufacturers of these cans have known that people are being hurt and killed when these plastic fuel containers explode. What the manufacturers know, and most people don’t, is that fuel vapors are heavier than air. Vapors can escape the container and create a “vapor trail.” If a spark, flame, or other heat source ignites the vapor trail, the flame can trace back along that vapor trail and go back into the fuel container like a fuse to a bomb.