Although heavy-duty industrial occupations like oil extraction and plastics manufacturing come with a certain degree of risk, no one should have to worry about losing their life or becoming injured in an explosion. In January, explosions at 4 different industrial worksites caused dozens of Texas workers and residents to suffer serious injuries.
Here’s a quick overview of the January oil field and plant explosions that rocked Texas:
- Jones County oil field explosion on January 11th: At a Jones County oil field, a worker named Jorge Martinez was killed while power washing a heater on an oil tank battery that was scheduled to undergo important repairs.
- Lake Charles Chemicals Project explosion on January 13th: Sasol’s hotly-contested U.S. plant called the Lake Charles Chemical Project recently exploded due to ongoing technical challenges at the plant.
- Watson Grinding and Manufacturing explosion on January 24th: The largest explosion took place at plastics manufacturing plant Watson Grinding in northwest Houston, where 2 workers were killed, at least 18 people were injured, and 200 homes were damaged. This explosion also released dangerous amounts of toxic polypropylene gas into the air above Houston.
- Burleson County oil well blowout on January 29th: When an oil well exploded into flames in Burleson County, three contractors were critically injured and one was killed in the blast.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
At The Ammons Law Firm, LLP, we want to express our sincerest condolences to all those who have lost loved ones and sustained critical injuries in the Texas explosions last month. As experienced workplace injury lawyers well-versed in fields like oil and gas extraction, manufacturing, and chemical plant work, we are committed to helping injury victims recover fair compensation after serious accidents like these. If you need to file a claim in the aftermath of an explosion, we can help you hold the right parties accountable for failing to consider your safety.
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