Oklahoma Plant Explosion Attorneys
Billions Won by Plant Explosion Lawyers in Oklahoma
When a plant explosion occurs, workers suffer catastrophic injuries that stay with them for the rest of their lives. During the worst accidents, some never return home. When that happens, companies should do the right thing and provide for their workers’ losses. However, few of them do; most of them do everything they can to avoid liability, even when plant safety is the responsibility of the company. Outdated equipment, lack of training, and understaffing all contribute to plant explosions—and all of them are common practices among employers.
At Arnold & Itkin, we’ve seen too many lives destroyed by a company’s focus on profits. Our Oklahoma plant explosion lawyers are ready to help workers fight back. If you or someone you love suffered injuries during a plant explosion, help is available. Our attorneys have won billions of dollars for clients, and we are prepared to use our experience to fight for. An experienced legal team can help ease the burden of medical bills, lost wages, and other financial hardships. Arnold & Itkin has been that team for thousands of workers, and we are ready to help you today.
Call our Oklahoma plant explosion attorneys today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.
Why Do Oklahoma Plant Explosions Happen?
Every plant accident has a different cause. However, once investigated, they all have one common characteristic: negligence. Aging equipment, operator error, and other safety risks are preventable with baseline commitment to safety. When companies do not protect their workers from serious accidents, they should answer for their failures.
Common causes of plant accidents include:
- Defective equipment
- Inadequate maintenance
- Poor training
- Dirty & impure chemicals
- Unsafe work conditions
Notably, all the causes listed above are not the fault of workers. Plant owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that every employee receives proper safety training and to invest in regular maintenance of the plant and its equipment.
The Georgia-Pacific Muskogee Plant Explosion
Recently, Oklahoma was the location of a significant plant explosion. On May 13, 2019, the Georgia-Pacific Muskogee paper plant exploded and erupted into flame. Fortunately, no workers lost their lives during the paper mill explosion. However, 5 workers were hospitalized for their injuries, and 2 firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion while fighting the flames. Damage from the fire forced the plant to shut down and put about 800 people out of work.
Officials confirmed that the fire which caused the explosion was caused after a forklift had a line rupture. Liquid from the broken line made contact with the forklift’s propane tank, causing the destructive fire to break out. The rupture of this line revealed the importance of maintaining equipment to prevent accidents such as this.
How Our Oklahoma Plant Explosion Attorneys Fight for Survivors & Grieving Families
Arnold & Itkin LLP has fought for survivors of some of the largest plant explosions in the nation’s history. We fought for workers in the BP Texas City explosion in 2005, survivors of the 2013 Williams Olefin explosion in Geismar, and about one-third of the crew from the Deepwater Horizon explosion. We know what you’re facing, and we know what it will take to get your life back to normal.
Often, companies and insurers are not willing to offer a fair settlement to accident survivors. After all, a company is primarily motivated by the bottom line; fair settlements are often more than they’re willing to pay. We fight for our clients by never accepting a settlement that is less than they deserve. At Arnold & Itkin, our Oklahoma plant explosion lawyers are never afraid to take a claim to court if the other party is offering an unfair settlement. Our clients rely on us to fight for them, and that’s exactly what we do with every case. With hundreds of results worth $1 million or more, we’re the firm that delivers for our clients.
To find out how we’ll fight for you, contact our Oklahoma plant explosion attorneys today at (888) 493-1629. Speaking with a member of our team is completely free.
Arnold & Itkin in the News
- Workers Injured in Chemical Plant Explosion Obtain $30 Million Verdicts In Two Louisiana State Court Trials Against Plant Owners/Operators
- CSB: 'Process safety management program deficiencies' lead to deadly 2013 explosion
- New Orleans Jury Awards $16M to 4 Workers for 2013 Plant Explosion
- ComDust victim awarded $39.7 million
- Houston jury awards $39.7 million verdict to man injured in Corrigan plant explosion
- Williams Cos. Hit With $13.6M Verdict In La. Plant Explosion