Personal Injury Claims Due to Chemical Plant Explosions
Chemical plant accidents have occurred in Texas on several occasions. Most memorably, the West Fertilizer Plant caught fire in 2013 and the ammonium nitrate in the plant detonated, killing 15 and injuring 252, and causing damage to over 500 buildings. There were many parties that seemed accountable – for example, the state fire marshal was not required to inspect the plant, and the plant wasn’t required to install a sprinkler system. In similar cases, the negligence of one plant can cause irreparable harm to the community around it. The more recent explosion at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, TX following Hurricane Harvey was less severe, but still raised some important questions. Was proper protocol followed? Could this have been prevented? Could these accidents constitute a personal injury or a wrongful death lawsuit? These complicated questions are best answered by an experienced personal injury attorney.
Are Chemical Plant Explosions Common?
Luckily, chemical plant explosions are rare; however, it is important to know what to do in situations like these. With many different plants and facilities with toxic chemicals in Texas, accidents seem more likely. Your safety is our number one priority, and we want to make sure that you receive the damages you deserve.