Lawsuit Filed after Explosion at Natural Gas Processing Plant

by | Feb 16, 2018 | Firm News

Spagnoletti & Co. Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of two individuals who were injured during a February 2017 explosion at a natural gas processing plant located near Venice, Louisiana.  At the time of the explosion, the two Plaintiffs were welders and were positioned on scaffolding to perform work on the pipeline. Shortly after Plaintiffs began working that morning, there was an explosion, resulting in severe physical injuries.  The lawsuit has been filed against Targa Resources Corp., Targa Resources Partners, L.P. and Venice Energy Services Company.

The lawsuit alleges the Companies were negligent in:

(a) failing to properly select, hire, train and manage Defendants’ employees;
(b) failing to properly select, hire, train and manage independent contractors working on the pipeline;
(c) failing to implement proper and adequate safety methods and/or procedures;
(d) failing to take reasonable precautions for Plaintiffs’ safety; and
(e) failing to provide Plaintiffs with a reasonably safe place to work.

The Plaintiffs are represented by Marcus R. Spagnoletti and Eric J. Rhine.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in cases involving industrial and plant personal injury and wrongful death, including those caused by fires and explosions. The firm has experience in courts across the country and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives as a result of the negligence of another party, or been seriously injured.  The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a plant explosion or fire. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.