There was a fire at the Valero Refinery in Meraux, Louisiana on April 23, 2022. The fire is believed to have occurred at the refinery’s Rose Unit. Firefighters discovered a leak at the plant which allowed the fire to burn. Two employees and six contractors were taken to local hospitals for medical treatment. The incident remains under investigation.
Valero has had a number of recent incidents at its plants. A contractor was killed in an accident at the Valero Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas on February 18, 2022. There was a fire at the Valero Energy Corp. refinery in Port Arthur, Texas on June 10, 2021.
There have been a number of incidents at industrial and chemical plants. There was a hydrogen explosion at the Global Tungsten & Powders Plant in Towanda, Pennsylvania on April 21, 2022. There was an explosion and fire at the Imperial Aluminum Plant in Minerva, Ohio on April 20, 2022. There was a fire and release of chlorine at the Olin Plant at Dow Chemical in Plaquemine, Louisiana on April 18, 2022.
Refineries and chemical 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.