An estimated 845,000 Texans work in industrial plants ranging from the automotive to manufacturing and oil and gas industries. Regardless of the field, working in an industrial plant is dangerous work. If you or a loved one is injured in an industrial explosion, you need a plant explosion attorney who will take the necessary steps to protect you and your loved ones’ interests.
Causes of industrial explosions
Although there are volumes of Federal Protection Act enacted under OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) governing industrial plants and refineries, the news regularly reports industrial plant explosions and refinery explosions. The truth is, many of the oil and gas refineries located in and around the Houston area had existed since before federal laws were passed to deal with dangerous industrial plants. Furthermore, poor regulation and supervision allowed the facilities to remain in poor condition. Some of the most common causes we see of injuries in industrial plants include:
Failure to perform periodic safety inspections to maintain equipment
Failure to properly train employees
Negligent hiring of employees
Fall Protection Malpractice
Failure to provide/require adequate safety glasses and welding masks
Failure to implement and / or follow appropriate Lockout / Tagout procedures
At Zehl & Associates, you get a plant explosion attorney who will thoroughly investigate the explosion’s cause. We are serious about getting to the bottom of the explosion and understanding how to use OSHA’s extensive rules and regulations.
Common types of industrial explosions
Industrial explosions come in many forms, but they all have one thing in common: They can cause permanent and widespread injuries to surrounding workers and residents. These types of explosions include:
Oil and Gas Refinery Explosions and Explosions
Workshop Injury Manufacturing
Explosions at manufacturing facilities
Plant explosions and fires
Exposure to chemical substances or toxic gases
Regardless of the type of industrial explosion, we are here to help. Call us now.
Common industrial explosion injuries
We have experience in treating the following types of injuries commonly observed in industrial explosions:
spinal cord injuries
traumatic brain injury and concussion
retinal damage or loss of sight
If you were injured due to an industrial explosion, you need attorneys who can fight for your rights.
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Our plant explosion attorneys have significant experience representing people from all walks of life and all jobs. But make no mistake, we do not defend negligent employers. Our customers are the workforce’s backbone – employees, workers, contractors, and even managers who are victims of the company’s refusal to adhere to OSHA’s strict safety guidelines. Our clients are also residents who live in the area and whose lives have been damaged by a toxic emission or an explosion from a nearby plant. When the company cuts corners or plays fast and loose with the enforcement of safety regulations, we help victims recover.