There was a fire at the OxyChem vinyls plant in La Porte, Texas on June 21, 2022. According to reports, the fire began in a pump at the facility. The fire released significant smoke into the atmosphere. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames early on Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. It is unclear if any workers were present when the fire broke out.
There have been a number of incidents at industrial and chemical plants. Three workers were injured in an explosion at the Quasar energy plant in Wooster, Ohio on June 14, 2022. There was an explosion at the Freeport LNG facility in Freeport, Texas on June 8, 2022. There was a fire and explosion at the Nox Crete Chemical Plant in Omaha, Nebraska on May 30, 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 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.