There was a fire at the BP Husky Toledo Refinery in Oregon, Ohio on September 20, 2022. Two employees at the refinery sustained injuries and were taken to a local hospital. BP later reported that both had been pronounced dead. The plant processes 160,000 barrels of crude oil per day. It is unclear what led to the fire at the refinery. The deadly incident remains under investigation.
There have been a number of incidents at industrial and manufacturing plants. There was an explosion at the Braya Renewable Fuels oil refinery in Come By Chance, Newfoundland on September 2, 2022. There was an explosion at the West Rock Paper Mill in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina on August 25, 2022. A worker was electrocuted at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Keene, New Hampshire on August 24, 2022. There was an explosion on a natural gas pipeline in Lake Lery, Louisiana on September 8, 2022.
Refineries and industrial facilities can pose significant dangers both to workers and to the general public. When dangerous work is involved, extra precautions must be taken, especially when fires and explosions can occur. Equipment must be properly inspected and maintained to ensure that accidents do not 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 equipment malfunctioning. 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.