ExxonMobil Baytown Explosion Classified as Major Industrial Event
ExxonMobil Baytown Explosion Lawyer Hotline – (832) 835-000
An overnight ExxonMobil Baytown explosion injured at least four workers. Local authorities have classified the explosion as being a “major industrial accident.” There appear to have been no fatalities as a result of the ExxonMobil Baytown explosion as of this time. The status of the injured workers is not known as this time.
The blast occurred at an ExxonMobil Baytown facility with multifaceted operations. The facility houses:
- 560,000 barrel-per-day oil refinery
- Olefins plant
- Chemical plant
The ExxonMobil Baytown facility is located about 25 miles outside of the city of Houston. The cause of the blast is not yet known. An investigation is underway in regard to the cause of the explosion. Multiple agencies will be involved in investigating the underlying cause of the ExxonMobil Baytown blast.
The ExxonMobil Baytown is located at 3525 Decker Drive in Baytown. The complex is located along the Houston Ship Channel. The ExxonMobil Baytown explosion occurred at a facility that sits on 3,400 acres and employs approximately 7,000 workers. The people injured in the blast are all thought to be workers at the facility.
The Harris County Sheriff tweeted that at this time there is no order for people near or around the ExxonMobil Baytown plant to shelter in place. The possibility for a shelter in place order has not yet been ruled out by authorities. Residents in the area of the facility stated that they heard an explosion at about 1:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, December 23, 2021.
Management at the ExxonMobil Baytown facility issued a brief statement regarding the blast. The company has confirmed that emergency response teams continue to extinguish the fire at the complex. The company issued the statement via Twitter. ExxonMobil Baytown went on to advise:
Our first priority is people in the community and in our facilities. Air monitoring continues along the fence line. Available information shows no adverse impact at this time. We deeply regret any disruption or inconvenience that this incident may have caused the community.
As of dawn on December 23, 2021, no information has been provided regarding the smoke that is arising above the ExxonMobil Baytown complex. It is presumed that some type of monitoring is being undertaken regarding what is contained in the smoke being released from the fire at the complex. As a general rule, when an explosion and fire occurs at this type of facility, there are contaminants and toxins in the smoke that releases from this type of incident.
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