Westlake Chemical Plant Explosion Lawyer – Call Us at (800) 349-0000
Six workers were injured in a Louisiana chemical plant explosion on Wednesday in Lake Charles. The Louisiana chemical plant explosion occurred at the Westlake Chemical South facility. Five of the six people injured in the blast have been transported to area hospitals. One of the workers suffered less severe injuries and was able to be treated on location.
Preliminary information is now available in regard the cause of the Louisiana chemical plant explosion. According to people associated with the company that owns the facility as well as officials associated with the local fire department, the explosion and fire appear to have occurred in an ethylene dichloride tank. Fortunately, at the time of the explosion, the tank containing the hazardous and flammable chemical was essentially empty, according to reports coming from the facility.
Despite this very preliminary determination as to where this latest Louisiana chemical plant explosion specifically originated, an investigation is now underway to examine the situation more closely. Multiple agencies are apt to be involved in the investigation into the Westlake Chemical plant explosion.
A number of different governmental agencies have already been notified of the Louisiana chemical plant explosion. Agencies that have been informed of the Westlake Chemical Plant explosion include:
- Local authorities in Lake Charles
- State authorities in Louisiana
- Federal authorities, like from different agencies including the EPA
- Louisiana State Police
- U.S. Coast Guard
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has reported that ethylene dichloride (which appears to be the underlying source of the blast) primarily is used in solvents for cleaning purposed. Ethylene dichloride is also used in the production of different types of other chemical compounds. Chief among these is vinyl chloride.
The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000 is monitoring the situation. Our Westlake Chemical Plant explosion attorney legal team will keep you abreast of developments.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Westlake Chemical has experienced an explosion of this nature in recent time. There was a similar Westlake Chemical Louisiana chemical plant explosion this past September. The blast occurred at a Westlake Chemical plant located in close proximity to the Lake Charles facility where the January 26, 2022 explosion occurred.
Six people were injured in the previous Westlake Chemical explosion, as is the case with the present incident. Westlake Chemical classified the previous explosion as being some type of industrial accident. According to the company, September’s explosion occurred in a plant that was offline or not in operation at the time of the blast. Evidently, the injured workers were present in the facility at the time of the accident involved in some type of maintenance work.
If you or a loved one have been injured in the Westlake Chemical Plant explosion, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. You can reach a Westlake Chemical Plant explosion lawyer by calling (800) 349-0000. Understanding the serious nature of the situation in Lake Chares and with this latest Louisiana chemical plant explosion, we are keeping the Westlake Chemical Plant explosion lawyer telephone line staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
We can schedule an initial consultation with a Westlake Chemical Plant explosion lawyer any time that is convenient for you. We can arrange a consultation in person. We can also schedule a virtual case evaluation with a Louisiana chemical plant explosion lawyer online as well. There is never a change for an initial consultation and case evaluation with a Doan Law Firm Westlake Chemical Plant lawyer.
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee guarantee to you. Our firm will never charge a fee unless we win your case for you. Our Louisiana chemical plant explosion lawyer team is committed to fighting tirelessly on your behalf for justice, accountability, and the compensation you deserve.