Saturday's plant explosion in La Porte, Texas resulted in the injury of one employee; with investigators still unable to locate the missing person. The blast occurred early morning this past Saturday at the Air Liquide plant, and it was caused by a small fire being triggered on site. After the explosion, it is reported that the skies quickly were covered with smoke; a mixture of chemicals including nitrogen, oxygen and argon.
Out of the 15-20 employees who were on the job at the time of the explosion, it is said one man sustained serious injuries, though by Saturday night was reported to be talking again. He is currently still being treated at the University of Texas medical Branch in Galveston for his injuries. Sadly, Javier Ortiz, 30, was still nowhere to be found. After 12 hours of search and rescue on Saturday, the La Porte crew then discovered his body; though they were unable to confirm his identify it that night.
Julie Ortiz, Javier's wife, expressed her sorrows in the loss of the man she loved. She praised him for being a good husband and father to their three children; and shared that he was committed to their local parish and actively involved in the community. Javier was a chemist on the Air Liquide plant and unfortunately lost his life because of the dangers of the job.
Industrial injuries are very common occurrences for those who work in the field, with thousands of injuries happening each year around the country. While injuries can be debilitating, sadly there are many victims who still are not as fortunate. Wrongful death accidents occur in these situations often times as a result of the negligent and careless acts of other employees or the company itself. Whatever the case may be for Mr. Ortiz; it is his family's right to now pursue a wrongful death claim for the loss of their loved one.
In many cases when a family loses a husband or a father, they are left with countless bills such as funeral and burial costs; not to mention the future loss of wages as a family. For this reason, our legal team here at Arnold & Itkin LLP is committed to assisting each of our clients file personal injury claims to help them fight for the financial compensation that is deserved after a dreadful loss of a loved one.
Having recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for past clients, we want to come alongside you who are placed in these unforeseen tragic circumstances. We understand that nothing can bring back those you have lost, but monetary compensation can help you and your family adjusts to the changes in some ways. Let our team help you and your family fight for what is right after your loss, contact a Houston injury attorney today for more information!