Machinery is a big part of our everyday lives, and as such, it comes with potential dangers. In this article, we’ll take a look at some common injuries that can be caused by gas separators. We’ll also discuss the symptoms and how to prevent them.

Industrial Uses

Gas separators are machines that use a gas to separate substances. They are used in industries such as chemical, oil and gas, food and beverage, and pulp and paper. Gas separators can be dangerous if not used properly.

One of the most common injuries with gas separators is improper operation of the equipment. Improperly maintained or operated gas separators can result in entrapment of gas in the separator, which can lead to serious injuries. Other common problems with gas separators include incorrect use of vacuum or pressure, failure to properly secure the plant floor during operation, and lack of proper training for workers.

Serious Injuries

The gas separator is one of the most dangerous pieces of machinery in a plant. Gas separators are used to remove methane, ethane and other gases from natural gas.

The separator is a large, metal tank with a number of holes in it. The gas enters through the top, and the different gases escape through the holes at different speeds.

When the gas separator is operating properly, the different gases should stay separated. But sometimes something goes wrong, and the gas can mix together. This can lead to serious injuries.

In 2008, a gas separator at a plant in Texas exploded, injuring 11 workers. The separator was blasting air into the tank to force the different gases out faster than they could mix together. The blast caused a fire that burned for hours, injuring six more workers.

In 2010, another gas separator at a plant in Pennsylvania exploded, injuring five workers. The separator was overloaded with methane, and the blast caused gas to mix together and escape from the machine in explosive flames.

In both cases, the injuries were very serious: In 2008, four of the injured workers went into cardiac arrest;


If you work with gas separators (machinery), be aware of the potential for injuries. Always wear appropriate protective equipment and know the hazards associated with working with this type of machinery. If you are ever injured while working with a gas separator, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer as they may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.