An explosion at the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery claimed the life of a worker after a fire ignited an explosion in the furnace where the man was working. According to the director of the Jackson County Emergency Services, fire units extinguished the flames and prevented any harmful chemicals from being released to the public. An investigation of the explosion is currently underway.
Workplace accidents commonly occur in refineries due to the operation of heavy machinery combined with the hazardous and volatile nature of the chemicals contained on the premises. Workplace fires and explosions can often lead to death or permanent debilitating injuries, such as severe burns or loss of appendages. Employers at these refineries must take extra precautions to ensure a safe working environment for their employees in order to prevent deadly accidents from occurring. If an employer negligently or knowingly fails to maintain safe conditions in the workplace, he may become liable for injuries or deaths that directly result from an accident on the work premises.
At Broussard & David, we offer a full-service personal injury and wrongful death firm that is dedicated to pursuing justice for all injured parties. Our skilled attorneys can adequately assess your difficult situation, take your claims to court, and fight for the just compensation that you deserve. If you or a loved one was hurt in a workplace accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).