There was a fire and explosion at the Nox Crete Chemical Plant in Omaha, Nebraska on May 30, 2022. The facility produces a number of chemicals. Reports indicate that fifty firefighters were on site to battle the three alarm blaze. Explosions were heard as propane tanks inside the facility exploded in the flames. Local authorities ordered evacuations for nearby residents. 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 Three Rivers Energy Plant in Conesville, Ohio on May 20, 2022. There was a fire and explosion at Summerset Marine Construction in Eagle, Wisconsin on May 19, 2022. There was a fire at the Valero Refinery in Meraux, Louisiana on April 23, 2022. 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. When chemicals are present, it can also endanger those who are exposed to the smoke caused when a fire or explosion occurs. Shelter in place or evacuation orders are routine during a fire like this.
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.