A fire broke out at the Washington Potato Co. processing plant in Warden, Wa on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Details have not been released as to the cause of the fire, although it is believed to have begun in the plant’s dehydrator. One third of the town was initially evacuated after concerns that an ammonia tank at the plant could explode.
There have been a number of recent fires or explosions at industrial plants. A fire broke out at the Jaxon Energy Plant in Jackson, MS on Saturday, January 16, 2021. An explosion occurred at the Hexpol Compounding Plant in Jonesborough, TN on Thursday, January 7, 2021. An explosion occurred at the Arconic Mill Products facility in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania on Saturday, December 19, 2020. In early December, an explosion occurred at the Chemours chemical plant in Belle, West Virginia. An oil tank explosion occurred at the Magellan Midstream Partners plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 6, 2020. At least seven contractors at the facility sustained injuries in the explosion.
Industrial plants can pose significant dangers both to workers at the facilities and to the general public. When dangerous work is involved, extra precautions must be taken, especially when catastrophic explosions and fires can occur. Although at this time it is not known what caused this incident, safe plant operators must always ensure that equipment is regularly inspected and safely maintained. 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 an industrial or plant accident 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 experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a fire or explosion at a manufacturing plant. Please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.