Fire at BASF TotalEnergies Petrochemicals Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas

by | Sep 6, 2023 | Industrial Accident

There was a fire at the BASF TotalEnergies Petrochemicals Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas on September 5, 2023.  According to reports, a fire broke out in the pyrolysis gasoline unit at the plant.  A tower in the unit collapsed as a result of the fire.  It is unclear if anyone was injured in the fire.  The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

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.

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.