Explosion at Phillips 66 Refinery Tank Farm in Borger, Texas

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Industrial Accident, Personal Injury

There was an explosion and fire at the Phillips 66 Refinery tank farm in Borger, Texas on January 17, 2023.  The explosion occurred around 10:15 in the morning.  The incident resulted in nearby Highway 136 being shutdown to traffic.  Six people at the refinery sustained injuries.  Some of the victims were treated for burn injuries at Golden Plains Community Hospital.  Four of the injured were transported in critical condition to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.  It is unknown at this time what led to the explosion.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who sustained injuries in this incident.

There have been a number of incidents at industrial and manufacturing plants.  There was a deadly ammonia leak at a plant in Norwood, Massachusetts on December 19, 2022.  There was a fire at the Suncor refinery in Commerce City, Colorado on December 24, 2022.  There was a fire at a Sulfur Plant in Atmore, Alabama on January 6, 2023.  There was a fire at the Celanese Industrial chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas on January 6, 2023.  There was a fire at the Carus Chemical Company plant in LaSalle, Illinois on January 11, 2023.

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.