Delek Refinery Accident Lawyers
Helping Victims of Delek Plant Accidents Recover What They Need
Delek US is an Israeli conglomerate established in 2005 and one of the largest privately-owned refineries in the nation. Delek specializes in refining petroleum products and produces over 302,000 barrels per day. In 2008, an explosion was reported at Delek Refining in Tyler, TX. As a result of the explosion, one person was killed and three were severely injured. The blast and fire at the refinery’ saturated gas plant was caused by the ignition of highly explosive naphtha gas.
Unfortunately, we've seen accidents like this happen time and time again. Many of these tragedies are caused by employer negligence. Malfunctioning equipment, poor training of refinery employees, poor facility maintenance, and unsafe working conditions are all accident hazards—and are the company’s responsibility. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Delek refinery accident, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Locations of Delek Refineries Nationwide
- Delek Tyler, TX
- Delek Big Springs, TX
- Delek Krotz Springs, Louisiana
- Delek El Dorado, Arkansas
The company’s only priority is to protect their profits—although loyal employees might think their employers will help them after an accident, this is rarely the case. The company’s lawyers and insurance companies will do everything they can to reduce their liability and keep your recovery low. For this reason, Arnold & Itkin’s Delek refinery accident attorneys work tirelessly to defend the rights of injured workers.
Learn more about how our Delek refinery accident attorneys can help you after your incident. Call today: (888) 493-1629.
2009 Delek Oil Refinery Safety Violations Following 2 Fatalities
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Delek in Tyler, TX with 30 alleged serious violations after a fire and explosion that claimed 2 of their worker’s lives and severely injured 3 workers. According to OSHA, if Delek would have followed their safety standards, the tragic accident could have been avoided. The investigation revealed that Delek willfully failed to adequately maintain and repair their processing equipment. To stay updated on similar cases, check out our blogs.
Our Refinery Accident Attorneys Have Helped Hundreds of Injured Workers
Arnold & Itkin is familiar representing clients against the largest refining companies worldwide. We have a team of experts who investigate client’s claims, take depositions, consult with mechanical engineering and medical experts to develop cases. Our track record features a collection of substantial verdicts and settlements:
$97 Million Secured for Refinery Fire Survivors
Our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Arnold & Itkin attorneys secured justice for our clients against some of the largest corporations in the world.
$39.7 Million Received for Dust Explosion Survivor
Our refinery accident attorneys recovered a record-setting verdict of $39.7 million on behalf of a worker who was severely burned in a dust fire and explosion at a Georgia-Pacific plywood plant in Corrigan, TX. Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to prove that our client suffered unjustly and helped him recover for his medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, disfigurement, and mental anguish, amongst more.
Delek Accident FAQ
Does Delek have a good safety record?
According to Delek’s website, “Safety is one of our core values…” The company’s safety record says otherwise. Since 2000, the company has paid nearly $34 billion in penalties. Of the 197 recorded violations, 39 were safety-related, 152 were environment-related, and 6 were employment-related offenses. Delek paid approximately $950,000 in penalties for safety-related offenses since 2000. In 2009, OSHA cited Delek’s Tyler, TX refinery for 30 safety violations after a fire and explosion claimed 2 workers' lives and injured 3 others. The alleged violations included 1 willful violation and 29 serious violations, specifically related to the company’s failure to “adequately maintain and repair processing equipment” and its violation of safety standards involving asbestos, fire extinguishers, benzene, and electricity.
What should I do if I was injured at a Delek refinery?
If you were injured while working at any of Delek’s four U.S. refineries, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Then, talk to an attorney about your rights and responsibilities. You need to inform your supervisor or manager of what occurred, and you may need to file a workers’ compensation claim to ensure your medical bills and lost earnings are covered. If workers’ comp does not apply, you can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your injuries and expenses. At Arnold & Itkin, we have a proven track record handling refinery accident cases for workers across the country. Our team knows exactly how to protect the rights of Delek refinery workers like you.
What responsibilities does Delek have to protect its workers?
Like any oil or gas company, Delek has a legal obligation to comply with OSHA safety standards and all applicable state and federal laws related to workplace safety. If Delek violates these standards and workers or other people are injured as a result, Delek should be held responsible. Going up against a company that netted $305 million last year won’t be easy, but it’s possible with an experienced legal team like ours. Our firm has what it takes to face off against multi-million- and even multi-billion-dollar corporations and win. We’ve recovered billions of dollars in compensation for our clients, driven by our passion to hold companies accountable for putting profits over safety.
Contact Our Delek Accident Attorneys for a Free Consultation
At Arnold & Itkin, our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you and your family receive the best possible outcome for your case. If you have any questions about your rights in the aftermath of a serious refinery accident, contact our Delek refinery accident attorneys. We can answer your questions, evaluate your case, and help you understand your options for claiming just financial compensation.
Contact our firm today at (888) 493-1629.
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