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Plant Explosions Lawyer Houston

Plant Explosions Lawyer HoustonOne of the dangers of industrial work is the risk of a plant explosion. Plant explosions often happen quickly and without much warning, leaving plant employees at risk of severe injury or even death.

Many industrial plants contain equipment, products, or chemicals that carry an explosion risk. Anytime an employee is injured in a plant explosion, a Houston plant explosions lawyer at Richard J. Plezia & Associates should be consulted.

Where Do Plant Explosions Happen?

Due to the nature of industrial work, some plants are more susceptible to explosions than others. The following plant types are more often at risk for explosions:

  • Fertilizer plants
  • Chemical plants
  • Oil rigs and gas plants
  • Nuclear power plants

Plant explosions can happen in any plant, but the industries listed above tend to be at a higher risk for explosive accidents due to the materials and chemicals they handle. Workers in these industries must exercise extreme caution around hazardous and potentially explosive materials, but accidents happen.

What Are The Causes of Plant Explosions?

Under normal operations where proper safety practices are in place, plant work is fairly safe. However, some workplace accidents and occurrences may cause explosions regardless of safety precautions. Depending on the type of plant and the industry, there are many potential causes of explosions. Typical causes include:

  • Flame exposure, sometimes as the result of cigarettes
  • Employee or employer negligence
  • Electrical fires
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Improper training
  • Spills of hazardous materials

This is not a conclusive list of potential causes, which is why is it important for plant employees to exercise caution in the workplace. Regardless of how responsible you may be as an employee, other employees or even your employer may not take the same precautions, resulting in accidents and explosions.

What Are The Dangers of Plant Explosions?

Plant explosions are a serious hazard. They often involve high pressure and blasts, as well as intense fires. Smoke and chemical exposure add to the dangers. But even after the initial explosion has occurred, there are other dangers, such as severe injuries, illnesses, and even death.

Plant workers should be wary of the following dangers resulting from explosions:

  • Burns
  • Injuries to muscles, joints, and bones
  • Loss of hearing
  • Lacerations
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Lung and chest injury due to smoke inhalation
  • Death

An employee injured in a plant explosion may be affected for the rest of their lifetime. The trauma caused both physically and mentally by a workplace explosion is often severe. Employees involved in plant accidents  many times are able to receive compensation as a result of these terrible events.

Can A Plant Explosions Lawyer Help Me?

Plant explosions and accidents can cause severe injuries or even death. The Houston plant explosions lawyer team at Richard J. Plezia & Associates is experienced in helping injury victims and their families receive the compensation and assistance they deserve.

Victims of plant explosions or those injured in plant accidents can contact us at 1-800-428-1853 to schedule a free consultation.

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