Arnold & Itkin has filed suit in Harris County, Texas, on behalf of a survivor of the INEOS chemical plant explosion that rocked Pasadena, Texas on March 22, 2023. Our client was working at the INEOS Phenol Cumene plant when a catastrophic explosion suddenly occurred. He was thrown to the ground and injured, and when he and his coworkers tried to evacuate the facility, they were trapped because various exits were not open. Subsequent explosions shook the plant, subjecting our client to additional shock waves and significant heat.
As a result of the explosions, our client experienced significant physical and mental injuries that have had and will continue to have a profound impact on his life. Some of these were injuries to his neck, spine, back, and other parts of his body. He also experienced severe mental injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder.
Through this lawsuit, we intend to prove that the defendant companies (Ineos Americas, LLC and Ineos USA I Inc.) acted with negligence and gross negligence, which led to our client’s injuries.
At the most basic level, employers have a duty to maintain a safe work environment for their employees, contractors, and visitors. Even a single failure on a company’s part to maintain a safe work environment can lead to a catastrophic incident such as the one that injured our client. In this instance, we intend to bring multiple failures to light as we seek the outcome our client deserves.
We allege the defendants were objectively aware of the extreme risk posed by the conditions at the plant that caused our client’s injuries but that they did nothing to rectify them. Our client was not aware of the dangerous condition of the plant, which the defendants were obligated to inform our client of or remedy, so the plant was reasonably safe. Our team looks forward to fighting for justice on our client’s behalf.