Explosion at West Virginia Petroleum Processing Plant

by | May 30, 2021 | Industrial Accident

There was an explosion at the Ergon petroleum processing plant in Newell, West Virginia on May 29, 2021.  The explosion and fire broke out around 11:00 pm.  It is unclear if anyone was injured.  Nearby residents were evacuated.

There have been a number of incidents at industrial and processing plants.  There was a fire and explosion at the Kosan Crisplant propane plant in Marshfield, Missouri on May 13, 2021.  Two workers were injured in an explosion and fire at the ADA Carbon Solutions plant in Coushatta, Louisiana on April 22, 2021. There was an explosion and fire at the Yenkin-Majestic Paints manufacturing plant in Columbus, Ohio early on April 8, 2021.  There was an explosion at the Bridgestone Truck and Bus Radial Tire Plant in LaVergne, Tennessee on March 26, 2021.  There was a fire and explosion at a plant located in Silverton, Oregon on March 23, 2021.

Manufacturing 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 fires or explosions 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 plant.  Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.