There was an explosion and fire at the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Plant in Decatur, Illinois on September 10, 2023. According to reports, eight employees sustained injuries in the incident, with six people requiring hospitalization. The cause of the explosion is under investigation at this time.
This incident follows an explosion at the plant that occurred on April 20 of this year. During the prior incident, a dust explosion occurred at a grain elevator at the plant.
There have been a number of incidents at industrial and manufacturing plants. There was an explosion at the Tennessee Gas Pipeline/Kinder Morgan facility in Hickman County, Tennessee on August 18, 2023. There was a fire at the American Plant Food Corporation fertilizer plant in Bartlett, Texas on August 20, 2023. There was a fire at the Marathon Petroleum Refinery in Garyville, Louisiana on August 25, 2023. There was a fire at the SolvChem Chemical Plant in Pearland, Texas on August 28, 2023. There was a fire at the BASF TotalEnergies Petrochemicals Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas on September 5, 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 and that hardworking Americans are not hurt.
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.