Plant & Refinery Turnaround Accident Attorneys
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In industrial plants and refineries, a turnaround is the process of taking the entire unit offline while a revamp or renewal is performed. Turnarounds are sometimes called shutdowns or outages and can refer to different projects such as debottlenecking, inspection and testing, or revamps. Turnarounds are expensive in terms of labor costs, equipment, and lost production during the downtime, but they are vital to maintaining and updating the plant’s equipment. Delays in turnarounds can lead to long-term safety problems that put workers at risk.
While turnarounds are necessary to maintain the overall safety of the plant, the process itself can be volatile. If not performed properly and under close supervision, severe plant accidents can occur that have the potential to greatly injure workers.