Fire and Chemical Release at Olin Plant at Dow Chemical in Plaquemine

by | Apr 19, 2022 | Chemical Release, Industrial Accident

There was a fire and release of chlorine at the Olin Plant at Dow Chemical in Plaquemine, Louisiana on April 18, 2022.  The release of chlorine resulted in a shelter in place being issued for residents of Iberville Parish.  According to reports, chlorine could be smelled miles from the plant.  Local roads were also closed to traffic.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

There have been a number of incidents at industrial and chemical plants.  There was an explosion at the Haven Midstream Gas Plant on April 14, 2022.  There was an explosion on a gas pipeline in Marengo County, Alabama on April 12, 2022.  There was an explosion at the U.S. Magnesium plant in Grantsville, Utah on March 5, 2022.

Chemical and processing 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.

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 an 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 an accident at a plant or refinery.  Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.