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. The incident is being referred to as a BLEVE explosion by local authorities. BLEVE stands for ‘Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion.’
At The Karam Law Office, we represent individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one in chemical plant explosions. Our experienced attorneys 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
This is not the first time that a Houston area chemical plant presented a danger to workers and nearby residents. Earlier this year a fire broke out at the Celanese Industrial chemical plant, also located in Pasadena.
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.
And, as we previously reported six people were hospitalized after a chemical leak at a Fort Bend power plant. The leak exposed numerous people to an “unknown chemical.”
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 attorney can help you understand your rights and determine who may be liable for your losses. Damages from a personal injury lawsuit may include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Without the help of an attorney, you might not get the financial recovery you need and deserve.
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Contact our office today if you have been injured in a Houston-area chemical plant fire or explosion. Call (832) 753-1769 to speak directly to an experienced attorney. Our firm has secured millions of dollars for injured parties throughout Texas. Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis meaning there are no fees unless we win.