Oil refineries and plants are crucial to production, but by their design they can be extremely dangerous. Refineries and plants process extremely volatile chemicals and substances under tremendous pressure. This can easily lead to accidents if the proper safety precautions are not taken. Refineries consist of a maze of pipes transporting oil throughout different stages in the refining process. A small defect or hazard in one part of the complex can cause devastating explosions across the plant. Employers need to make sure every employee is properly trained on how to use all of the tools, equipment, and machinery that they use and work around.
Plant explosions cause devastating injuries and can easily be fatal. Victims of plant explosions can suffer a wide variety of serious injuries including burns from chemicals, heat and or electrical equipment, shockwave injuries from the blast, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, broken bones, amputations, and abrasions.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a refinery accident, call our Houston accident attorney at (713) 518-1711 for a free consultation.