Westar Energy Accident Lawyers
Fighting for Workers After Kansas Plant Accidents
Westar Energy is the single-largest provider of power to the people of Kansas. Their 12 power plants provide power to 690,000 residents in eastern Kansas, and they're only going to get bigger—the company is set to merge with Great Plains Energy, bringing its customer base to 1.5 million people. The largest of their plants is Jeffrey Energy Center—a coal-fired power plant in Pottawatomie County.
The Westar Energy accident law firm of Arnold & Itkin has served thousands of workers and families nationwide in the wake of tragedy. The death of a plant worker often means the loss of a family's sole source of income—meaning spouses and children have simultaneously lost their loved one and their only means to survive in fatal plant accidents. Our work makes sure families get what they need to survive while holding negligence accountable—preventing accidents like this from happening ever again.
Jeffrey Energy Center Accident of 2018 Kills 2
In 2018, equipment containing pressurized steam malfunctioned, causing the deaths of two workers. The accident is currently being investigated, but there's no word on whether the deaths of the workers will affect the $8.6 billion acquisition that was approved only weeks before the Kansas plant accident.
Wrongful Death in Kansas Plant Accidents
"Wrongful death" is the legal term for any death that happened due to negligence, carelessness, or human error that should have been caught or corrected. Essentially, it's any death that never should have happened, where the cause was fundamentally preventable. Our Westar plant accident attorneys understand that virtually all plant accidents are a form of wrongful death.
The fact is, power plants are outdated. Jeffrey Energy Center has been running for 40 years—parts age and need replacement. Systems need to be updated. With shrinking margins due to new energy sources, traditional providers like Westar are less inclined to keep their plants running in tip-top shape. In fact, the merger with Great Plains is likely motivated by their shrinking profits.
Call (888) 493-1629 to Learn What to Do Next
Our Westar Energy accident lawyers understand the dangers that you or your loved one faces every day. We've investigated the worst industrial accidents of the last decade, like the 2005 BP Texas City explosion, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, and the 2013 Williams Olefins explosion in Geismar. We helped the survivors and families of those disasters rebuild their future by getting them the money to afford medical care, keep their homes, and put food on the table.
All it took for their case to begin was a free phone call to learn about their options. Schedule a free consultation with our plant accident lawyers—we never invoice our clients and only take a fee if you win your case.
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