Fire at Fertilizer Plant in Grant County, Washington

by | Oct 25, 2022 | Chemical Release, Industrial Accident

There was a fire at the Wilbur-Ellis Fertilizer Plant in Grant County, Washington on October 23, 2022.  According to reports, a fire broke out at the plant, which was quickly engulfed by flames.  The plant was constructed entirely of wood, resulting in the fire’s quick spread.  Authorities are concerned about the release of potentially toxic chemicals into the air as a result of the fire.  The Grant County Health District issued warnings to anyone downwind of the flames, that the smoke could potentially irritate eyes, nose, throat, airways, and lungs.  A shelter-in-place was issued as a result of these concerns.  Additional details have not yet been released.

There have been a number of incidents at industrial and manufacturing plants.  There was a fire at the Marathon refinery in Garyville, Louisiana on October 5, 2022.  There was an explosion at the Tech Ord manufacturing facility in Clear Lake, South Dakota on October 10, 2022.  There was an explosion at a Marathon Petroleum Corp. Compressor Station in Coal County, Oklahoma on October 10, 2022.  There was a fire at the Sasol Chemical Plant in Westlake, Louisiana on October 15, 2022.  There was a chemical fire at the Valmont Coatings-Oklahoma Galvanizing Plant in Claremore, Oklahoma on October 16, 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 to learn more about your legal rights.