Anyone who has lived in the greater Houston area is aware of the huge disasters which continue to plague Texas gas and oil refinery workers. Unfortunately, gas and oil companies often place profits ahead of workplace safety. Explosions, gas and chemical exposure, fire and other accidents pose extreme hazards for people employed by refineries.
Causes of Refinery Accidents
Unfortunately, many of these workplace injury incidents care caused by carelessness of refinery owners or their negligent or intentional disregard of safety regulations set down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). OSHA regulations apply to just about every industry including refinery, construction, maritime and manufacturing. The regulations are meant to protect workers from injury and death caused by careless employers. Other causes of refinery accidents and plant injuries include:
- Workers and supervisors with bad training
- Poor safety reporting
- Equipment that is not repaired or maintained properly
- Not responding to warning signs
- Using incompetent sub-contractors
If you or someone you know was injured in an explosion, chemical spill, fire or other accident at a refinery or any other industrial accident, contact our injury lawyers for a free consultation with an attorney who has helped many other injured refinery workers.
Let them put their legal knowledge and expertise to work in your claim for injury or death caused by a refinery accident. Call us today at 713-221-6800. On March 28, 2005, a fatal explosion occurred at the BP Amoco Refinery in Texas City, killing fifteen people and injuring over 170. This explosion was one of the most serious industrial accidents in decades. Following an investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, BP was fined 21 million dollars by OSHA. In addition to serious personal injuries and deaths caused by refinery accidents and explosions, there are often times many nearby residents and business owners who lose their property and livelihoods due to serious property damage. Property damage claims are legitimate legal avenues to collect compensation for your losses.
If You or a Family Member Was Hurt in a Gas or Oil Refinery — Trust the Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers at Michael P. Fleming & Associates.
In order to successfully recover compensation for serious burns and other injuries caused by a refinery accident, an attorney must have a working knowledge of the petrochemical industry as well as the laws and applicable government regulations which apply to the gas and oil industry.
Our lawyers know your legal rights and can explain your legal options if you have been injured in a refinery accident. Contact a lawyer at Michael P. Fleming & Associates for experienced legal help with refinery accident related injuries.