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Investigating Refinery & Offshore Explosions in Corpus Christi, TX

Industrial sites, particularly ports, often hold enormous amounts of volatile chemicals in storage. As a result, warehouse managers or warehouse-owning companies have to abide by strict rules regarding safe chemical storage and handling. The same is true for refineries, grain elevators, pipelines management companies, and any other venture that uses or stores potentially explosive substances.

Our Corpus Christi explosion attorneys hold companies accountable when their negligent practices lead to the injury or death of hard-working men and women. Arnold & Itkin LLP has investigated countless companies for negligence, securing billions of dollars in recovery for our clients. Our results have helped our clients pay for medical care, get out of debt, keep their homes, put their kids through college, replace their lost paychecks, and rebuild their lives. For us, that’s the single best reason to take negligent corporations to court: to make sure our clients and their families are taken care of.

If you’ve been injured in an explosion, speak with our firm to learn your legal options. Call (888) 493-1629 or use our short online form.

Orion Group Barge Accident Leads to Corpus Christi Pipeline Explosion & Fire

On August 21, 2020, a marine barge owned by Orion Group Holdings Inc., a marine construction company based in Houston, TX, hit a propane pipeline during dredging operations in the Corpus Christi ship channel. This ignited a barge fire that spread to a grain elevator. The resulting explosion injured at least six, some of which were severe, and required a water rescue after the barge crew jumped ship. Several crewmen went missing in the aftermath of the incident.

The pipeline, owned by EPIC Products, was being installed that day.

The cause of the explosion is still unclear.

While a grain elevator explosion seems relatively likely, pipeline explosions are also common. Given the intensity of the barge fire, a barge explosion is likely as well. Our firm has investigated all three types of accidents, but an incident like this—where all three elements are present—are exceedingly rare.

The Long-Term Effect of Explosion Injuries

Explosions are violent, fiery, and traumatic, resulting in both physical and psychological injuries. Physically, the shockwave of an explosion alone can cause serious blunt force injuries. The heat and fire cause severe burn injuries, potentially requiring skin grafts or amputation. Workers are just as likely to injure themselves attempting to escape an explosion as they are to be injured by the explosion itself. We’ve represented workers with serious orthopedic damage, including injuries to the neck and back, who were hurt while running away from an explosion.

The long-term effects of these injuries are numerous:

All of these injuries, even the emotional ones, have a financial impact. People with traumatic stress find that they’re unable to return to their job site or have to find a different career. The loss of a job compounds the medical costs that come with a serious injury, putting families at serious risk of losing everything they’ve worked hard to save.

Explosion Injury FAQ

How Could This Have Been Prevented?

In our experience investigating industrial explosions, we often uncover negligence in every single case. The fact is, explosions don’t just ‘happen.’ Explosions are the result of numerous choices to disregard safety, cut corners, and value quarterly profits over workers’ lives. It will take some time to uncover the specific causes in your case, but there’s no question that negligence is the root cause of your injuries.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Attorney?

In terms of your budget? Nothing. We operate on a contingency fee arrangement, which means we cover 100% of the cost of your case upfront. Our firm pays for the court fees, the cost of investigation and deposition, the hiring of expert witnesses, and anything else your case needs to win. Part of our agreement will be if you win a settlement or a jury award, our firm will receive a fixed percentage of it. But if you don’t win, you owe us nothing, so you’ll have nothing to lose.

What Should I Look for in an Attorney?

The first thing you should look for is case history. Does your attorney have a record of winning explosion cases? If they do, are they prepared to take your case to trial? Most attorneys don’t have much trial experience these days, which means they’re less equipped to demand fair settlements from large defendants. For our firm, trial experience is the reason we’ve been able to win billions for our clients.

When Clients Need Results, They Turn to Our Explosion Injury Lawyers.

Arnold & Itkin is known for being one of the most relentless and effective explosion litigation firms in the nation. We’ve won for people who were injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the Williams Olefins Geismar explosion, the Georgia-Pacific dust fire explosion, and many more.

Our explosion injury case results have included:

  • $357 million settlement for plant workers
  • $97 million settlement for refinery workers
  • $92.7 million settlement for industrial fire victim
  • $39.7 million verdict for individual plaintiff

Many of our clients suffered from the injuries we listed above, but with our help, they were able to get justice and enough financial support to provide for themselves for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Corpus Christi explosion, don’t hesitate to call. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss your options and help you make the strongest possible choice.

We know you're suffering. We know there are answers out there. We're ready to fight for the recovery you deserve. Start the process now by dialing (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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