Explosion and Fire at Plastics Plant in Kentucky

by | Jan 11, 2022 | Chemical Release, Industrial Accident

There was an explosion at the Interplastic Corporation plastics plant in Covington, Kentucky on January 10, 2022.  According to local authorities, there was an explosion on Monday night, resulting in a shelter in place order being issued.  Residents within one mile of the plant were recommended to shelter in place following the explosion and potential chemical release.  Reports indicate the explosion and fire involved a storage vessel at the facility which housed polyester resin.  It is unclear if any workers at the plant were injured during the explosion and fire.

There have been a number of incidents at industrial and chemical plants.  There was an explosion and fire at ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas plant on December 23, 2021.  There was an explosion at the Sanderson Farms Mill in Collins, Mississippi on December 13, 2021.  There was an explosion at the Alton Steel plant in Alton, Illinois on December 1, 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 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.