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Enterprise Products Plant Explosions

Chambers County Explosion at Enterprise Products Plant- Fire RagesMont Belvieu, TX.: Several explosions at a Mont Belvieu plant resulted in fires that continued to burn late Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses reported seeing workers running from the Enterprise Products plant about 12:25 p.m. Other workers were reportedly instructed to stay inside. A company spokesperson confirmed at least one contractor unaccounted for. A police dispatcher reported no reports of injuries had yet been made.

Flames from the fires quickly spread to several nearby vehicles and at least one building.

Plant explosion attorney Rob Ammons says it’s too early to tell what caused the explosion, but its never too soon for plant workers and affected neighbors to think about their legal rights. “These workers need to get the medical help they need as soon as they can,ˇ says Ammons. “However, this is the window many plant employers use to get workers and affected neighbors to sign away their rights. Company lawyers push individuals to make legal decisions in the aftermath of a tragic event, when they aren’t able to think clearly. It is the right of every employee and affected person to wait until after seeking legal counsel to sign any company documents.ˇ

Enterprise owns more than 49.000 miles of natural gas, crude and petrochemical pipelines, according to its website. The founders of Enterprise include late Houston philanthropist Dan Duncan, who passed away last year.

Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons’ law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas.

The Ammons Law Firm practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as: tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers and workplace negligence.

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