One person was killed and two more were seriously injured when the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, caught fire last week, news stations reported. Meanwhile, residents of the area were warned to shelter in place, with local schools turning off heating and AC units and sealing doors to protect children while the air was monitored for dangerous chemicals.
The fire at the KMCO facility at 16503 Ramsey Road was believed to begin in a transfer line near a tank containing isobutylene, then spread to a storage building that housed combustible chemicals, news outlets reported. It comes less than a month after a massive fire at the ITC chemical plant in Deer Park, which consumed six tanks and led to shelter-in-place orders for local residents.
Although firefighters were able to put out the blaze at the KMCO plant the same day, the deadly industrial accident was a somber reminder of the dangers industrial workers face at chemical plants throughout the Houston area.
Workers and Families Deserve Compensation After Serious Industrial Accidents
Even when a job is deemed dangerous, companies have a duty to provide proper protections and safety training for workers. No workers should have to sacrifice their lives due to accidents that could and should have been prevented.
At The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, our dedicated Houston wrongful death attorneys fight for justice for families who have lost loved ones in devastating industrial accidents. Although we understand that financial compensation cannot replace what these families have lost, we do believe it can ease the burden and deliver a sense of justice.
Our sensitive legal team works with grieving families to shine a light on what happened to their loved one, with the hopes of holding employers accountable and possibly preventing future tragedies from occurring.
Learn How a Houston Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help You
If you have lost a loved one in a chemical facility fire or other workplace accident, you should speak to one of our compassionate attorneys today. Our experienced lawyers can:
- Explain your legal rights during a free, no-obligation consultation
- Conduct an independent investigation into the cause of the deadly accident
- Identify all possible sources of compensation, including workers’ compensation death benefits and wrongful death claims
- Gather all the evidence needed to support your family’s claims for full and fair compensation
- Negotiate aggressively during settlement talks and fight for your family’s best interests in court if necessary
- Manage any communication with insurance companies and your loved one’s employer throughout the process
At The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, we understand that grieving families need space, so our compassionate attorneys work to shield you throughout the process. We also know you do not need the additional burden of worrying about a legal claim. That’s why our dedicated team manages all aspects of your case.
You can trust that our team will fight for the justice your loved one deserves. Contact us today to learn more about your right to compensation.
- CNN: Chemical plant fire near Houston kills 1
- Fox 26: One death in Crosby-area chemical facility fire
En las Oficinas legales de Hilda Sibrian, nos apasiona ayudar a las víctimas de accidentes de Houston con sus reclamos de lesiones personales. Sabemos que los accidentes ocurren en todo momento del día y de la noche, por lo que siempre estamos disponibles para ayudar. Si ha resultado lesionado, nos reuniremos con usted donde sea que esté para hacer que el proceso de reclamo sea lo más libre de estrés posible.