There was an explosion at the FAR Chemical Inc. plant located in Brevard County, Florida shortly after 11:00 am on September 8, 2020. Both Palm Bay, Florida police and fire personnel responded following the explosion. Early indications are that the explosion originated from an industrial storage area containing 30-40 50-gallon barrels of an isopropyl alcohol-based solution. It is unknown at this time if any workers at the facility were injured, or how the chemical smoke that resulted from the fire will impact those who inhaled it.
FAR Chemical manufactures both custom chemicals as well as hazardous materials packaging at the plant. CPS Performance Materials acquired the company in 2018. The Palm Bay facility has been open for over 35 years. FAR Chemical has previously been cited by OSHA following the death of a worker in 2008. The worker was killing following the explosion of glass piping near where he was working. Following its investigation, OSHA fined the company $14,600 for serious violations.
Large chemical and industrial manufacturing plants can pose increased risks both to workers at the facilities and to the general public. When dangerous chemicals are involved, extra precautions must be taken. Although at this time it is not known what caused the alcohol-based solution at the plant to explode, safe plant operators must always ensure chemicals are stored properly. Not only can an incident like this result in a catastrophic impact on the environment, but it can also result in a loss of life.
Those touched by this disaster should know their legal rights and remedies, and act quickly to preserve them. 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 firm has attorneys licensed in Florida, Texas, and New York who can zealously represent those who have been injured as the result of the negligence of another party.
The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. Please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.