An explosion injured several workers at the Sunoco Logistics plant in Nederland, Texas on Friday, August 12, 2016, at approximately 8:40 p.m. Several workers, contracted to work on a pipe containing crude oil, were working the night-shift, when suddenly and without warning, the pipe exploded. The blast and ensuing fire caused severe injuries to several workers who were directly within the proximity at the time of the explosion. Thankfully, monitors with the state and federal governments found no immediate threat to the general public afterward.
Benny Agosto, Jr. has been retained to represents seven workers that were injured in the explosion. One of Mr. Agosto’s clients remains in the hospital, with serious bodily injuries, necessitating surgeries. Mr. Agosto was at the plant Thursday, August 18, 2016, along with several other representatives, including OSHA and the Chemical Safety Board, and various experts for an inspection of the site. Any incident occurring inside a refinery such as the one in question is investigated by OSHA or similar government agencies, to evaluate whether all safety protocols and standards were met. At this time, the root cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Over the years, Mr. Agosto has represented numerous clients injured while working at various plants, including, Phillips, Bayer, Lyondell, BP, and most recently, Chevron Phillips. Mr. Agosto is a Partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. If you have been injured from an explosion while working at a chemical plant, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, telephone (713) 222-7211.