An explosion at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, claimed one worker’s life and left seventy-seven others injured. The explosion occurred in an area of the plant that was producing propylene, a highly flammable gas. One of the deceased victims was an operator at the plant and had been employed there since October. The other deceased victim was a 47-year-old man who later died in the hospital from his injuries.
Workplace accidents are more likely to occur in refineries and plants due to the volatile nature of the chemicals and the operation of heavy machinery. It is of utmost importance for the employers at these worksites to create a safe working environment for their employees in order to avoid dangerous situations that may lead to tragedy. Workplace fires and explosions can lead to death or life-altering injuries, such as burns or loss of limbs.
Employers may be liable for workplace injuries if they negligently or knowingly fail to take correct safety measures at the worksite. Victims who suffer injuries in the workplace may experience physical, mental, and emotional damage, and they should consult a skilled personal injury attorney who can take action against all responsible parties.
The attorneys at Broussard & David have the experience necessary to represent victims hurt in workplace accidents and they will fight to obtain just compensation. 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).