The Louisiana Response network just reported that over seventy people, actually 73, were injured today from an explosion at the Geismar Chemical Plant in Louisiana. At least one death was confirmed, which occurred along Louisiana 3115 in Geismar in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. This facility produces over one billion pounds of ethylene and millions of pounds of polymer materials each year. Ethylene can be very dangerous due to the high flammability of the gas at normal temperatures; the hot weather in South Louisiana complicates this further.
Many plant explosions are caused by:
Lack of maintenance
Safety Code Violations
Fires caused by Lightning
These types of explosions can be catastrophic because the spill of the chemicals can cause burns lasting for hours, if not days. Many people living around the plant within a few miles could be subject to toxic gases, nauseating smells, and poisonous situations. It is imperative for anyone living around this plant to evacuated their family and pets for the time-being to ensure the health of each person.
If you experienced injury at the Geismar plant or are a resident living in a home near the Geismar chemical plant explosion, our law firm can help you. We are experienced in many types of explosion and fire cases and we can definitely help you get compensated for your loss. This will include medical bills, general pain and suffering damages, and lost wages. If you live near the plant, we can assist you in potentially joining a class action explosion petition against the Williams Olefins Plant.
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