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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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  • $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.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $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.
  • $193 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $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.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $125 Million Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker Offshore lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a nine-figure settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a pipeline explosion. By pushing the case toward trial, our firm pressured the defendant into settling with our client, allowing her to rebuild ...
  • $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.
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