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Texas Refinery Accidents and Your Legal Options

Texas Refinery Accidents

Texas refineries bear elaborated history of employee injuries, and in some cases death, due to refinery explosions and fires. While accidents in these refineries occur because of other reasons as well such as falling, fires and explosions are said to be the most common cause.

Often, these accidents result in death or permanent disability of the worker. The United States, unfortunately, has the highest number of refinery explosion fatalities in the world.

Why do plant explosions happen?

An explosion or fire can happen in a refinery for several reasons.

  • Sometimes it starts off as a small fire. Since these refineries deal with multiple chemicals, even the smallest fire can cause huge destruction on the plant.

  • Lack of maintenance of equipment. Even tiny error can wreak havoc on the plant.

  • Lack of proper training to workers

  • Electrical misfunctioning

  • Sometimes employees do not follow the safety guidelines given to them.

  • Negligence on the part of employers in not meeting safety standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

  • Unsafe working conditions

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