In the second industrial explosion to take place within a week in Pasadena, TX, three people were injured when an explosion and subsequent fire occurred at a chemical storage plant owned by Schultz Container Systems. The Houston Fire Department responded to the incident and two firefighters, as well as one employee of the plant, sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.
There were approximately 30 employees cleaning containers at the plant when a “flash explosion” of some type of chemical occurred. Firefighters struggled to battle the blaze, as they were unsure of what chemicals were involved in the explosion and following fire. The condition of those injured is not known at this time, and the cause underlying cause of the explosion is still being investigated.
Three people were burned when an explosion rocked a cement plant in San Antonio, the San Antonio Express-News reported on February 24.
According to reports from the San Antonio Fire Department spokesperson Deborah Foster, the explosion itself happened around 2 p.m. Fire crews responded to the coal mill fire, which occurred at Capitol Aggregates at 11551 Nacogdoches Road, but the flames had already been put out by a carbon dioxide suppressant system.
Reports indicated that three employees suffered facial burns. Although further details about their conditions were not released, there were reports that at least one person was transported to a nearby hospital.
The attorneys of Williams Kherkher hope for the quick recovery of those injured in this recent explosion. Our Houston legal team knows all too well the prevalence of industrial explosions, and we work to help those who have been injured in accidents like this. To learn more, call our offices at 800-220-9341 today.
On Monday, February 10, an industrial explosion at New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc., in Peterborough occurred, causing damage and serious injuries.
Witnesses said that the blast shook the building and the surrounding area. The explosion damaged the facility’s roof and windows. At least 15 employees were sent to the hospital, 2 of whom sustained critical injuries.
Investigators suspect the explosion to have happened in the factory’s “acid room,” though they are still investigating the matter. While investigations are underway, the facility cannot be repaired and the 700 employees will not be able to resume work.
New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc. and other manufacturers in Peterborough produce parts for the aerospace industry.
The attorneys at Williams Kherkher represent people who are or have been injured by industrial explosions. If you have been involved in such a devastating accident that you believe was caused by another person or company’s negligence, you could be eligible to collect compensation. Call (888) 220-0640 to learn more about your legal options.