DuPont Accident Attorneys
Representing DuPont Plant Accident Survivors & Families Across the U.S.
For more than 200 years, DuPont has manufactured products across numerous industries. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with 98,000 employees, DuPont has plants across the U.S. making products such as Teflon and Lycra. In a 2017 merger estimated to be worth $180 billion, Dow Chemical and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company combined to create DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Following the merger, three publicly traded spinoffs were established: Corteva (agriculture), Dow Inc. (materials science), and DuPont (specialty products).
Companies like DuPont and its subsidiaries must comply with environmental regulations and safety standards to protect workers and to prevent contaminating the air, water, and soil. When they don’t, they must be held responsible. They should make things right for the people they’ve harmed. At Arnold & Itkin, we represent people across the U.S. who have been injured or have lost loved ones because of negligence and wrongdoing on the part of large corporations like DuPont. Our plant accident lawyers have won over $10 billion for our clients, and we’ll continue fighting to expose acts – and failures to act – that put good people in harm’s way.
If you were injured or suffered any type of harm as a result of DuPont or another company’s actions, talk to the team at Arnold & Itkin. Call (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.
DuPont’s History of Plant Accidents & Environmental Harm
In 2009, a chemical storage tank at a DuPont plant in Tonawanda, New York exploded, killing a contract worker.
In 2010, a worker at a DuPont plant in West Virginia died after being sprayed in the chest with phosgene because a tube connecting to the tank had frayed. Upon investigating the incident, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) concluded that DuPont was using old chemical tubes and relied too much on automated software. Two other deadly chemicals were released into the air at that same facility just a day earlier, although no one was harmed.
In 2014, a chemical leak at a Houston-area DuPont plant killed 4 workers. DuPont and a former DuPont employee were later indicted for knowingly failing to implement company safety procedures required by federal regulations. DuPont was ordered to pay a $3.1 million penalty.
In January 2021, DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva agreed to pay $4 billion to settle lawsuits related to “forever chemicals,” which do not break down in the environment. Highly toxic, they’ve been linked to cancer, birth defects, developmental delays, and other serious health problems. DuPont also reached a $16.5 million settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and agreed to pay $671 million in damages after dumping millions of pounds of a forever chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) into Dry Run Creek in West Virginia.
Ask a DuPont Lawsuit Attorney
If you were injured at any DuPont plant or facility, make sure you seek medical attention, inform your supervisor, and talk to an attorney. These three steps are crucial if you want to protect your health and your right to compensation. Reporting an on-the-job injury is necessary if you are to seek workers’ compensation benefits, which should cover your medical treatment and a portion of your lost wages. An attorney can help with your workers’ comp claim and can also determine whether you may have grounds for a third-party lawsuit. There may also be scenarios where employers can be held liable for work-related injuries. An experienced attorney can consider your case from every angle to help you take the right steps.
Our DuPont injury lawyers can handle cases involving:
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Chemical spills and leaks
- Falls from heights
- Slip and fall accidents
- Toxic exposure
- Burn injuries
- Crush injuries
- Equipment malfunction
- Plant explosions
- Truck accidents
For your free consultation, call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online. Arnold & Itkin is known nationwide for standing up for the injured, and we’re ready to see how we can help you.