On April 17, 2013, a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas left fourteen people dead and at least two hundred injured. Houses, businesses, and lives were shattered and the small town west of Waco suffered an unimaginable catastrophe. Since the blast, many have filed lawsuits against the plant-Adair Grain Inc.
The Dallas Morning News recently reported that a golf cart was at the scene at the time of the fire and subsequent explosion, and authorities suspect it may have been a possible ignition source. Many golf carts (both electric and gas powered) have been recalled in the past fifteen years. These recalled models are as follows:
•· 1999: Club Car DS 36 volt V-Glide electric models.
•· 2002: A Club Car gasoline model; 7,300 units sold from February 2002 to April 2002. The fuel tank in these models was susceptible to leakage, posing a tremendous fire hazard.
•· 2005: E-Z-Go gasoline models; 60,000 units sold from 2002 to 2005.
•· July 2012: Five Club Car gasoline models; about 800 units sold from March 2012 to May 2012. The fuel hose could separate from the tank which poses a serious threat.
•· Sept. 2012: 19 Club Car gasoline models; about 4,000 units told from April 2012 to June 2012. The model numbers recalled were updated in January 2013.
If you or someone you know have been seriously injured as a result of the West fertilizer plant explosion, contact the attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884.