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Leading Causes of Industrial Fires

Leading Causes of Industrial Fires

National Fire Protection Agency Report Reveals Top Causes of Industrial and Manufacturing Fires

According to a March 2018 report published by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), approximately 37,910 fires occurred in industrial and/or manufacturing facilities in the United States between 2011 and 2015, to the tune of more than $1 billion in property damage.

According to the report, the two leading causes of industrial fireks included problems with electrical distribution and lighting equipment (accounting for 24% of the total) and issues with heating equipment (16% of the total). The presence of hot embers and ashes also contributed to or started approximately %15 of industrial fires during the recorded years.

We Handle Personal Injury Matters & Workers’ Compensation Claims in Greenville, SC

At Christian & Christian, we serve injured workers all the time. We have handled cases involving laborers in a variety of industries and people who have suffered in all kinds of workplace accidents, including industrial fires. If you have been hurt in an industrial fire while on the job, you could sustain severe injuries and incur hefty short-term and long-term costs, such as:

  • Hospital bills
  • Medication
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Visits with medical specialists
  • Surgery

A period of recovery can also lead to lost wages, diminished personal savings, and reduced earning potential, especially if such injuries lead to long-term disability. Under such circumstances, it is usually best to consult a legal professional regarding your next steps, in order to ensure you don’t settle for less than you need or less than you are eligible to receive.

When you call Christian & Christian, we can help you determine whether your next steps should involve filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits or a personal injury lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for your suffering and loss.

Call (864) 408-8890 or contact us onlineto schedule your confidential case review with an experienced personal injury lawyer or workers’ compensation attorney in Greenville, SC.


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