Hmmm... that shows a total of 3380 fires in a five-year period. That's a long way from your
bullshit claim of 4000+ explosions per year.
3380 fires in 5 years = 676 per year. In a nation with a population of over 300 million.
Total of 77 fatalities = 15 per year, which makes gas safer than swimming or climbing ladders.
That figure is per year, 3,280 nat gas and L.P. fueled incidents per
year, every year during the noted period. Nearly 9 incidents every day
on average, though they will be weighted more towards the winter months
in much of the country.
In Birmingham about 10 years ago a steam pipe from the steam plant
operated by Alabama Power ruptured and boiled a couple of people in
their parked car. The plant dates back to 1895 and Birmingham isn't
that old as most large cities go but there are very old pipes and wires
running under our streets that can fail at any time. Basically, every
source of energy we use is dangerous in some way or another but are we
to crawl in bed and pull the covers over our heads? o_O
Millions more people die from strokes, cancer, liver disease, dementia,
heart disease and diabetes yet that doesn't stop the McJunkFood chain
from selling slabs of fat, salt and sugar disguised as food.
Got any of those diseases yet? Have some more fast food, you will!
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