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Plant explosions are one of the greatest risks chemical, oil, and gas refinery workers face every day on the job. Sadly, these incidents are also some of the most devastating.
If you were catastrophically injured, or if your loved one died in a plant or refinery explosion, you deserve justice—and the Law Offices of Willie D. Powells III & Associates PLLC can help. Led by Houston plant explosion attorney Willie D. Powells III, our team provides highly personalized legal representation to victims of devastating refinery accidents. We understand what you are going through, and we are here to help. Our firm is ready to offer the compassionate, individualized counsel you need to navigate the recovery process and fight for the fair compensation you are owed.
What Causes Chemical & Gas Explosions?
When chemicals create certain gases in a relatively short amount of time, the risk of an explosion increases dramatically. Sometimes, chemicals themselves can explode when they interact with oxygen in the air.
Several factors can combine to cause explosions or cause explosions on their own. Some of these include:
- Excess heat
- Generation of certain gases
- Chemical reactions
- Boiling liquids and expanding vapors (BLEV)
Often, unsafe or defective conditions at refineries and chemical plants are the root cause of these accidents. When this is the case, our firm can help identify the liable party and fight on behalf of injured victims, as well as the families of those wrongfully killed.
Who Is Responsible for a Plant Explosion?
It can be difficult to determine who is legally responsible for a plant or refinery explosion. To do so, we investigate the exact cause(s) of the explosion, as well as any underlying factors that may have contributed to the incident.
Some of the most common causes of plant explosions include:
- Defective or poorly maintained boilers
- Well blowouts
- Improper equipment maintenance
- Poor control of hazardous materials
- Electrical malfunctions
- Defective equipment or machinery
- General negligence
- Insufficient training or supervision
- Communication errors
- Failure to warn of hazards on the site
- Lack of basic emergency response training
- Unnoticed corrosion
- Labeling errors
- Dangerous work procedures
- OSHA violations
The fault for these incidents often lies with employers, as well as the manufacturers and distributors of defective equipment, machinery, and tools.
Fighting for Your Full Recovery
Our firm understands just how important it is that you and your family recover the full, fair compensation you are owed so that you can manage unexpected medical bills, lost income, and immense pain and suffering. Because of this, we are ready to do everything we can to maximize your settlement. If necessary, we are ready to represent you and your rights at trial.
As your Houston plant explosion lawyer, Willie D. Powells III will be there to guide you through each stage of the legal process, answering your questions and addressing any concerns you may have. Our team prioritizes honest, open communication with our clients. You can expect to receive frequent case updates and fast responses to your calls, emails, and texts.
Mr. Willie Powells was always available to answer any question or concerns that arose at any time of day or night during the time he was handling my case, as well as after. The Firm has a wonderful staff as well as lawyer(s).- Former Client
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