A large fire broke out at the Prime Eco Group Chemical Plant in Wharton, Texas on August 2, 2022. According to reports, a fire broke out in one of the buildings of the plant on Tuesday night. A shelter in place for nearby residents was issued due to concerns regarding chemicals released in the fire. The chemical plant is located in the 2900 block of Highway 60 and County Road 142 in Wharton. Firefighters thought the fire had been extinguished early on Wednesday, but it is believed to have reignited around 7:00 am. It is unknown specifically what chemicals were released, but Prime Eco is a manufacturer of various chemicals and additives used in the oil and gas industry. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
There have been a number of incidents at industrial and chemical plants. Three workers were injured in an explosion at the TimkenSteel Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio on July 26, 2022. There was an explosion at the Johnson Matthew Catalysts chemical plant in Sevierville, Tennessee on July 21, 2022. There was an explosion at the Armorock Polymer Concrete manufacturing plant in Boulder City, Nevada on July 11, 2022. Two workers were injured in an explosion at the Allnex USA chemical plant located in East St. Louis, Illinois on July 10, 2022. There was an explosion at the ONEOK natural gas plant located in Medford, Oklahoma on July 9, 2022.
Refineries and 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 explosive materials are present, it can also endanger those who are exposed to the smoke caused when a fire or explosion occurs.
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.