Exposure to anhydrous ammonia can result in death, burns, and other serious injury. In the Midwest, anhydrous ammonia is used as a fertilizer for many large and small farming operations. Sometimes business practices result in unsafe practices, and anhydrous ammonia leaks occur. We at the Beattie Law Firm have handled numerous anhydrous ammonia related cases.
As you may know, anhydrous ammonia is a colorless gas. When leaked, it has a suffocating odor, and it will seek out liquid. When leaked around an individual, anhydrous ammonia will be attracted to eyes, the nose, throat, and lungs. This can cause serious injury or death to anyone who is exposed to fugitive anhydrous ammonia.
We strive for SAFETY in the anhydrous ammonia industry. We ADVOCATE FOR SAFE PRACTICES in the handling of anhydrous ammonia, whether that is at the filling station or on the farm.
We investigate the cause of the anhydrous ammonia leak and hold those responsible accountable for their role in the loss. Was there mechanical equipment failure? Where the warnings to the end user adequate? Did someone mishandle the anhydrous ammonia?
Have you been affected by exposure to anhydrous ammonia? Do you need a referral for a client? If so, you have found the right website for a lawyer to answer your questions. Please give us a call or send us an email, and we will be happy to investigate and handle the matter for you.