Suit Filed Against Shell for Deer Park Chemical Fire

On May 5, a Shell chemical plant explosion ignited a fire that blazed for 3 days and threatened to contaminate the Houston Ship Channel. The initial explosion happened in the olefins unit of the plant, which produces propylene, ethylene, and butadiene. The investigation into the plant quickly uncovered that Shell delayed maintenance at the facility, which might have contributed to the explosion. 

Within days of the explosion, four of the workers injured in the catastrophe reached out to us for help.  

As of yesterday, Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley have filed suit against Shell for the losses our clients suffered already and will suffer in the future. Serious injuries like this have caused workers to lose their careers, robbing them of a way to provide for themselves when they need stability the most. 

"When a fireball erupts at a facility like Deer Park, there is an immediate fear of secondary explosions," we wrote in our firm's petition, "and many people are injured during the chaos as they try to escape flames in a confirmed space surrounded by explosive materials."  

In our previous chemical plant explosion investigations, some of the injuries sustained by workers in a chaotic, uncontrolled evacuation have been as grievous as those caused by the explosion itself. 

We're well-equipped to fight for our client: Kurt currently holds the record for the largest settlement ever won for a plant explosion, and Kyle just won a historic victory against Union Pacific for over half a billion dollars. We're going to put everything we have into getting our clients what they need. 

Arnold & Itkin News,
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