An explosion severely 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 of the pipe at the time of the explosion.
Today, October 4, 2016, Benny Agosto, Jr. filed a lawsuit in this matter in Jefferson County, Texas on behalf of his clients, against Sunoco, Carber, and Cleveland Integrity Services. Mr. Agosto, a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, has been retained to represent seven workers that were seriously injured in the explosion. One of Mr. Agosto’s clients remained in the hospital for weeks, with serious bodily injuries, necessitating surgeries. Mr. Agosto has visited the plant on several occasions, along with several experts and other representatives, including OSHA and the Chemical Safety Board, for an inspection of the site. Any incident inside a refinery or an instance such as the one in question, is going to be investigated by OSHA or similar government agencies based on safety, to evaluate whether all protocols were covered.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Over the years, Mr. Agosto has represented numerous clients injured while working at chemical plants. Some of the cases Mr. Agosto has handled include the Phillips 1989, 1996, and 1997 explosions, Bayer explosion, Lyondell, BP, and most recently, the explosion at the Chevron Phillips plant in Port Arthur, Texas. Mr. Agosto is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 60 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, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.