Mississippi Factory Explosion Raises Questions about Plant Safety

A steam explosion at a fertilizer factory in Pascagoula, Mississippi last week tragically killed one worker and left two other workers injured. Authorities continue to search for the cause of the accident. This accident marks the second fatal explosion at a plant in this area in a two-week-period.

Factories, chemical plants and refineries pose unique dangers to workers. Because these jobs often involve complex machinery and dangerous chemicals, workplace safety should be an employer’s utmost priority. A workplace explosion or fire can lead to the loss of limbs, back injuries, life-changing burns or death. A serious injury can dramatically affect a worker’s ability to earn a living.

A personal injury lawyer can help an injured worker understand his legal rights and obtain just compensation for all injuries, including physical, emotional and economic losses. At Broussard and David, we work to hold all negligent actors legally responsible for a workplace accident. When an injured employee takes legal action against a negligent employer, the action can prevent similar accidents in the future.

If you or a loved one were injured in a workplace accident or explosion, you may have legal rights. Broussard & David has experience handling cases involving workplace injuries, and will work to ensure an injured worker is made whole for his injuries. For questions, contact our office at 888-337-2323 (toll free) or 337-233-2323 (local).