On October 15, 2019, a fire began at the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett California, sending thick black smoke into the area. According to the Vallejo Fire Department, the fire started in the NuStar Energy storage tanks on San Pablo Ave.
Major emergency response teams fled to the scene as smoke and flames began to spread throughout the refinery. News footage shows several tanks engulfed in flames while an airplane conducts airdrops on the hills. Authorities have issued a shelter in place for residents who were also told to keep their windows closed. Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office cautioned surrounding area residents to, “Go inside and close all windows and doors. Turn off all heaters, air conditioners, and fans.”
Contra Costa County District One Supervisor John Gioia said on KTVU that tanks “store products for local refineries.” The cause of the explosion and fire are still unknown. No injuries have yet been reported.
Plant and refinery workers are a vital part of today’s oil and gas industry, unfortunately, refineries are among some of the most dangerous places to work. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have represented many injured refinery workers and ensured that companies failing to enforce appropriate maintenance and safety rules, regulations, and practices, take responsibility. Our years of experience representing individuals hurt because of workplace negligence means we know exactly how to properly prepare your case. Our workplace negligence attorneys work with our investigators and the latest technology to recreate accident scenarios to prove liability in court.
Our skilled and experienced refinery injury attorneys have the resources and knowledge to properly investigate the responsible party. If you or a loved one has been injured at the workplace due to a refinery explosion, contact The Ammons Law Firm today at (866) 808-0960 for a free consultation.