$1,250,000 – Factory Equipment Pressure Vessel Explosion Case

Shiver Hamilton settled a wrongful death claim against multiple entities that inspected or worked on a pressure vessel that subsequently opened explosively and killed our clients’ family member while she was using the machine at work. Pressure vessels such as boilers and autoclaves are regulated under the Georgia Boilers and Pressure Vessels Act, which mandates periodic qualified inspections by either a state inspector or insurance company inspector in order to obtain and keep a certificate. Without a state certificate, it is illegal to operate a pressure vessel. These types of vessels can lead to catastrophic injury and death from fire and explosion when not properly cared for, or when operating companies either do not understand or appreciate the risks to workers involved in operating this type of equipment.