No Right to Know What Dangerous Chemicals are Lurking in Your Community
In 2014, then-Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, ruled that state agencies could withhold information about the hazardous chemicals manufactured and stored at chemical plants. This decision came on the heels of a fertilizer plant explosion that left fifteen people dead and more than one-hundred people injured.
Since then, explosions continue to happen at chemical plants across the state. However, Texans cannot call on state agencies to provide them with a register of chemicals being produced at the plant in or near their community, their home, work, or child’s school.
The 2018 Tri-Chem Industries Plant Explosion
Most recently, on March 15, 2018, there was a chemical explosion at the Tri-Chem Industries plant in Cresson, Texas. The explosion left two workers injured and one missing. At least one of the injured workers had to be flown to the nearest hospital, which was approximately 50 miles away. According to the mayor of Cresson, Bob Cornett, investigators blame the cause of the explosion on a worker who dragged a foot on the floor while chemicals were being mixed.
Plant Accident Attorneys Don’t Blame the Victim
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, our lawyers don’t blame the victim. It is important that you not assume you are responsible for your own injuries. Even if you think you made a mistake, there are still a number of other factors that could be fully or partially to blame for your injuries—from malfunctioning equipment to safety violations, there is a lot that can go wrong in a chemical plant.
For more information about protecting your right to compensation after an accident, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at Morrow & Sheppard LLP. To speak with one of our experienced plant accident lawyers in confidence, please call (800) 489-2216 or contact us online today.