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Arnold & Itkin Is Currently Helping Workers from the Proctor & Gamble Plant Near Alexandria, LA
Another explosion has occured at a plant, and this time it is at the P&G
plant in Pineville, Louisiana. This P&G plant is specifically used
to make laundry detergent, including Tide Pods. The explosion was not
of the plant itself, but of the forklift that was being operated early
in the morning. The explosion of the forklift claimed the life of the
forklift driver, a well-known, beloved Louisiana man named Mr. William
Allen Kendrick. Besides working at the plant, he was the director of the
LaSalle Parish Community Choir. Our hearts and prayers go out to him and
In addition to the tragic death, six workers were hospitalized. These workers have been released from the hospital. It has been reported that other workers were complaining about being exposed to harmful chemicals that they have inhaled because of the explosion. An investigation is underway about the cause of the explosion of the forklift.
This is the second explosion that Arnold & Itkin has been called to help on in less than one week.
P&G Plant Explosion FAQ
How many people work at the P&G plant in Pineville, and how many were injured in the explosion?
About 600 employees and hundreds of other contractors work at the Proctor & Gamble plant in Pineville. In the May 2018 forklift explosion, the operator of the forklift was killed and six workers sought medical treatment for various injuries. Because the explosion involved a forklift and not one of the primary structures at the plant, this incident was limited to these seven workers. However, chemical exposure is a concern for other workers who were at the plant at the time of the explosion.
Why did the P&G explosion happen?
The P&G plant explosion is still under investigation, but because the blast originated from a forklift at the site, that will likely be investigators’ focus. Forklift accidents and plant explosions can occur because of equipment or machinery defects, lax implementation of safety standards, mishandling of dangerous chemicals, or other failures by individuals and corporations to act with proper caution and care. Identifying the exact cause of this accident is our top priority.
What safety requirements apply to heavy machinery, like forklifts, at the P&G plant?
Chemical plants like the Proctor & Gamble facility in Pineville must comply with numerous safety standards set forth by state and federal law. For heavy machinery like forklifts, these safety standards address not only the design and maintenance of forklifts and similar equipment but also proper fire protection for gas, electric, and diesel-powered units. If safety is not held to the highest standard or is ignored altogether, accidents will happen. An investigation is underway to determine what happened at the P&G plant.
Helping Workers & Families Find Answers & Recover
In plants across the country, the safety of the plant's workers is of paramount importance. However, in many cases, safety is not a priority of the plant owners and operators. It's important to really understand what happened, why it happened, and how to prevent accidents just like this from happening in the future. Our attorneys have helped plant workers and their families get the answers they need and help them recover.
During this very difficult time, you need to make sure your rights are protected and your family is taken care of. We offer a 100% free case evaluation. Give us a call at (888) 493-1629 to discuss what happened, and we'll let you know how we can help.