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The Dangers Of Hot Water Heaters


A young child tips over a gasoline can (or, perhaps, a weed eater) in a garage — but in an area too close to a gas-fired hot water heater resting with its base on the concrete floor. The gasoline vapors, which are heavier than air, flow along the floor and are drawn into the hot water heater. Consequently, the pilot light causes a sudden ignition of the vapors and flashback, tragically burning the child.

A contractor or homeowner is cleaning or replacing a tile floor using adhesives and solvents which emit volatile vapors in proximity to a hot water heater with its base on the floor of a nearby closet. The vapors are drawn into the hot water heater where, encountering the pilot light, a sudden ignition and flashback is caused, causing serious burns or even death.

A landlord in an apartment complex fails to maintain the temperature of the hot water heaters to less than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. A young child is taking a bath in the rental unit and is unsupervised. His younger brother comes in the bathroom and turns on the hot water, scalding his brother with second and third degree burns over 30% of his body.

A man uses a defective gas can without a flame arrester to prevent the accidental release of gas poured from the nozzle will cause the flame to move into the nozzle. A large explosion results, severing the man's hand and causing severe bodily burns.

Answering Your Questions. Providing Legal Support.

In each of the scenarios above, the family wants to know how such injuries occurred and whether someone is responsible for them. At Foster Law Firm, our attorneys help provide answers and legal advice as to your rights and remedies for these type of injuries. We have earned millions of dollars on behalf of the individuals we've represented in such cases. Based in Greenville, and serving throughout South Carolina and North Carolina, we can help you, too.

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If you have questions or concerns you'd like to discuss or would like to speak with an attorney, reach out to our firm.
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