There was an explosion and fire at the Cleveland Cliffs steel mill in Burns Harbor, Indiana on November 30, 2021. Reports indicate the explosion took place at a slag pit at the mill. The slag byproduct is produced during steelmaking, and is molten liquid which then requires cooling. It is unclear what led to the explosion and fires.
There have been a number of incidents at industrial and processing plants. There was an explosion at Westlake Chemical’s Petro Complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana on September 27, 2021. There was a massive fire at the Goldman Recycling Plant in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 21, 2021. There was an explosion at a Savannah, Georgia facility on September 14, 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 or as a result of a chemical plant explosion, 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.