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We live in a day and age when statistics of all types are at our fingertips. We can obtain data about nearly everything imaginable. There is one major area in which we cannot garner reliable information. Obtaining an accurate count of the number of people who are killed or injured in refinery accidents every year simply is not readily available. In fact, data about refinery accident deaths wasn’t even compiled on a regular basis until 2011. What a Doan Law Firm Houston refinery accident lawyer can tell you, however, is that dozens of people have been killed in refinery accidents and hundreds more injured in the past decade. If you’ve been injured such an accident, or if you’ve lost a family member in such a catastrophic event, you can reach our firm any time of the day or night at (832) 835-0000.
Most Frequent Types of Houston Refinery Accidents
By their very nature, oil refineries are dangerous places. With that said, these types of facilities become truly hazardous and life-threatening when reasonable care is not taken to keep workers and the community at large safe.
Houston refineries have been the sites of a myriad of different and horrific types of accidents through the years, including in very recent times. There are some types of accidents that more frequently occur at Texas petroleum processing facilities. These include:
- Chemical exposure
- Injuries caused by heavy machinery
Explosions oftentimes prove to be the most catastrophic of Houston refinery accidents. An alarming number of workers have lost their lives or have been injured severely in Houston refinery explosions in the past 20 years. Indeed, deaths and serious injuries continue to happen at Houston facilities at an alarming pace.
Fires occur with explosions but also many times without a powerful blast. No matter the underlying cause of a Houston refinery fire, the results of such a blaze can be devastating. Refinery workers suffer profound, even debilitating and deadly injuries as the result of violent refinery fires.
Hazardous chemicals are used in the petroleum refining process. The process itself produces toxic substances as well. In the grand scheme of things, a Texas refinery is something of a hobgoblin of toxins that make the plot of a horror film seem placid. Every year, Houston refinery workers suffer serious injuries as a result of a mishap involving hazardous substances. Indeed, in recent years, we continue to learn more about the long-term health effects toxic chemicals have on the health and wellbeing of refinery workers and perhaps even other individuals in the Houston metro area more broadly.
Refineries depend on massive machinery to function. If toxic substances found at a refinery are the things of horror movies, petroleum processing plant machinery has the look and feel of something from out of this world. Unfortunately, each and every year, dedicated Houston workers are seriously injured and killed as the result of some type of mishap involving refinery equipment. These accidents oftentimes are the result of avoidable negligence and include such issues as:
- Failure to properly maintain machines and equipment
- Failure to appropriately train workers on machines and equipment
- Failure to maintain suitable safety protocols
- Machine or equipment defects or malfunctions
Houston Oil Refinery Accident Injuries and Your Legal Rights
A Doan Law Firm Houston oil refinery accident lawyer is here for you. You can connect with our firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, including all major holidays, by calling (832) 835-0000. We can arrange an immediate initial consultation and case evaluation at our offices, located conveniently in Houston at:
Houston, Texas 77056
We can also arrange an appointment with a Houston oil refinery accident attorney at your home or any other location convenient for you. We can also set up a virtual case evaluation with you via the internet. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm Houston refinery accident lawyer.
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee guarantee to you. Following sustaining injuries or losing a loved one in a Houston refinery accident, the last thing you need to worry about is paying attorney fees. The Doan Law Firm will never charge you an attorney fee unless we win your case for you. Our Houston oil refinery accident lawyer team is committed to winning and winning big for you.
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