Plant explosions are a frequent cause of industrial accident injuries. Working in a plant can be dangerous given the toxic chemical exposure and heavy machinery. Oftentimes, plant explosions are due to negligence of the company, including failure to follow proper safety measures.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides regulations for industries across the country. Oftentimes, plants are cited and fined for failing to follow OSHA regulations. This pattern of negligence can often lead to injuries.
Two of the most recent plant explosions occurred in Texas, these include the BP plant explosion in 2005 and the recent West Fertilizer Company explosion. The West Fertilizer explosion resulted in fifteen people killed and more than one hundred people injured. The blast also severely damaged property in the surrounding areas, including a nursing home, apartment complex and many homes. Sadly both the BP and West Fertilizer accidents resulted in extensive physical and mental injuries, including burns, head trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Another example was the recent Williams Olefins Chemical plant explosions which injured dozens and killed two workers. The plant produced ethylene and propylene which are both flammable gases.
Thousands of deaths and injuries are attributed each year to plant explosions. It is common for these large companies to fight against compensation for these accidents. We have the experience to help you obtain a recovery for your injuries.
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For a free case consultation please contact Pierce | Skrabanek. You will speak to an experienced attorney that will examine the facts of your plant explosion case and the law applicable to your case. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t pay unless we obtain a recovery for you.