Gas explosions at oil refineries and chemical plants can be devastating for families of the victims.

There are many things that can cause a burn injury. Any material that is flammable can be dangerous near heat or open flames. The risk is greater than you might suspect – most people are exposed to electric or gas dangers on a daily basis. Here are a few of the common causes of burn injuries:

Causes of Burn Injuries
Building Fires
Thermal Burns
Chemical Burns
Smoke/Heat Inhalation
Gas Explosions
Fume Ignitions
Gasoline Spills
Flammable Clothing
Motor Vehicle Fires
Flammable Liquids
Water Heater Fires
Hot Liquid Scalding
Defective Products
Work Related Accidents

Examples of common causes of burn injury in the home include barbecue grills, fireworks, candles and electrical appliances.