Fire and Explosion at Chemical Plant in Oregon

by | Mar 11, 2023 | Industrial Accident, Personal Injury

There was a fire and explosion at the AmeriTies West plant in The Dalles, Oregon on March 9, 2023.  Reports indicate that a tank exploded at the facility.  Earlier in the day, the tank had been cleaned, but diesel sludge and sawdust was left in it.  The substance caught fire, causing the explosion.

There have been a number of incidents at industrial and manufacturing plants.  There was an explosion at the Kinder Morgan Plant in Snyder, Texas on January 31, 2023.  A worker was killed following chemical exposure at the ExxonMobil Olefins Plant in Baytown, Texas on February 17, 2023.  There was a deadly explosion at a metals plant in Bedford, Ohio on February 20, 2023.  There was a fire at the Pemex refinery in Deer Park, Texas on February 23, 2023.  There was a fire at the SealMaster facility in Madison, North Carolina on March 7, 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.