On November 27, 2019, the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, Texas was the scene of two explosions. The incidents injured multiple workers and nearby residents. Forces from the blasts also damaged homes and businesses, causing the mandatory evacuation of thousands and forcing officials to place a 10 p.m. curfew on the area. The resulting chemical fire burned for days after the explosions. This fire was particularly dangerous because it was burning butadiene, a highly-volatile chemical that’s also a known carcinogen.
The explosions injured three workers and caused some near the refinery to sustain injuries caused by shattered glass and debris. Additionally, authorities urged residents to avoid contact with debris from the explosion that might be contaminated with asbestos. Physical injuries are not the only things that harmed workers and residents; many in the vicinity are now suffering from PTSD, acute stress, nightmares, and other significant mental injuries.
Arnold & Itkin Is Fighting for TPC Plant Explosion Survivors
Arnold & Itkin’s plant explosion lawyers are now representing multiple individuals who sustained injuries, both mental and physical, caused by the explosion. We believe that this accident was preventable and should have never placed workers and thousands of nearby residents at risk. Since butadiene has a reputation for being volatile, TPC had the responsibility to ensure that the substance was being handled using thorough safety practices.
Our team has a history of fighting for justice on behalf of refinery explosion survivors. Through a dedication to results, we’ve recovered billions of dollars for clients who need help after a serious accident. We’ll use this same dedication to fight for the results that our clients deserve.
Our attorneys filed this case in Jefferson County, Texas.