There was an explosion at the James Oxygen & Supply facility located in Hickory, North Carolina on September 3, 2021. According to reports, there were multiple explosions at the location, with flames shooting 40 feet into the air. One worker required emergency evacuation to a local hospital for treatment. It is unclear what caused the explosion at this point in time.
There have been a number of incidents at industrial and processing plants. There was an explosion at the Hazlehurst Wood Pellets Mill located in Hazlehurst, Georgia on September 2, 2021. There was a large fire at an industrial recycling and waste facility in Hockley, Texas on August 21, 2021. There was a chemical leak at the LyondellBasell Industries facility in La Porte, Texas on July 27, 2021. There was a chemical leak at the Dow Chemical Plant in La Porte, Texas on July 21, 2021. There was a fire at the Olin Epoxy Plant located in Crawford County, Georgia on July 16, 2021. One person was killed in an explosion at the Calpine Natural Gas Generation Plant in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 18, 2021.There was a fire at the Valero Energy Corp. refinery in Port Arthur, Texas on June 10, 2021.
Plants can pose significant dangers both to workers 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 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 refinery. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.