At Least One Injured at INEOS Chemical Site
According to multiple sources, a massive explosion at the INEOS chemical site located in Pasadena, Texas has injured at least one person. According to reports the injured person was a third-party truck driver delivering chemicals to the site. The incident is being referred to as a BLEVE explosion by local authorities. BLEVE stands for ‘Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion.’
At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we represent individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one in chemical plant explosions. Our experienced attorneys have 100+ years of combined experience and will work with you and your family to obtain the largest possible recovery for your case. We know how to hold negligent parties accountable and what it takes to maximize damages.
‘BLEVE Explosion’ at INEOS Plant in Pasadena
At least one person has been injured in what is being described as a BLEVE explosion at the INEOS chemical site located in Pasadena, Texas. ABC 13 is reporting that the incident occurred after a tanker that was transporting petroleum liquid gas to a storage tank at the time the explosion occurred. It was unclear what went wrong, but the vapor from the gas is highly flammable.
A large fire broke out at the chemical plant before being extinguished by the Pasadena Fire Department working in conjunction with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office Hazardous Materials team. The explosion occurred at approximately 12:07 pm and was captured by Houston TranStar cameras.
Chemical Leaks and Exposures Common at Texas Industrial Sites
Houston’s chemical plants have been known to pose serious hazards to workers and residents alike. In recent months, multiple incidents have highlighted the danger, including a fire at the Celanese Industrial plant in Pasadena. It’s clear that more needs to be done to ensure the safety of those who work and live in close proximity to these facilities.
On March 11, 2023, the City of Houston reported on a chemical plant fire that reportedly caused at least $15,000 of property damage. The fire was reportedly caused by an equipment failure.
What to Do If You Are Injured in a Chemical Plant Explosion
If you are injured in a chemical plant explosion, you need to speak with an attorney. Depending on the circumstances, you might have the right to compensation for your injuries. It is important to act quickly as you generally have a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages.
An experienced attorney can guide you through the complexities of the legal system and help you get the compensation you deserve. Don’t let your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering go unaccounted for. With the assistance of an attorney, you’ll have a better chance of achieving the financial recovery you need. Don’t risk going it alone.
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