Chemical Plant Explosion in Port Arthur Injures Two

A Texas chemical plant in Port Arthur sent two people to the hospital with injuries on Monday night when the Chevron Phillips Chemical Plant in southeast Texas ignited, officials reported.

The names of the flash fire accident victims have not yet been released and an update regarding their current conditions has not been provided.

Though their names were not released, both victims were identified as workers at the south Texas plant.

One injured worker was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas via helicopter. Officials shut down traffic on Hwy 82 to allow for the helicopter to land in the region and pick up at least one of the injured workers.

The plant previously experienced tragedy last year, in 2013, when 8 workers were injured in a blaze at the Port Arthur refinery.

Chemical Explosion Attorneys in Texas

Chemical explosions can be devastating, leaving victims with long term injuries, horrific scarring and even loss of life. But despite the severity of burn injuries caused by workplace explosion accidents, prevention and safety measures can play an important role in protecting residents nearby, employees and contract workers.

Standards, training, safety equipment and continual training are vital to protecting employees and workers dealing with chemicals and heavy-duty equipment. Without proper training or adequate safety equipment, employees and even residents living in surrounding areas can be placed at extreme risk of losing their homes, their health and their lives because of accidents that may have been completely preventable with adequate procedures and training in place. Cutting corners, using damaged equipment or failing to adhere to stringent workplace standards can be life altering for victims of workplace accidents and their families.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a refinery accident in Texas, call our workplace injury lawyers in San Antonio, Austin, Temple and statewide Texas for a free initial consultation today. Our team of attorneys are supported by research associates and registered nurses, who can help us investigate details and review medical records as we hold negligent contracting companies and employers responsible for poor work conditions and inadequate safety conditions and procedures. We care. We can help.

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