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Explosion Rocks Port Neches Refinery

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At approximately 1:00 AM this morning, November 27, 2019 an explosion rocked the TPC Group chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas. Port Neches is approximately 90 miles east of Houston and south of Beaumont, Texas in Jefferson County. The explosion was heard for miles according to reports. Local residents report being woken to a thunderous noise and some even reported their houses shaking.

At 6:40 AM, the TPC Group released their second public update regarding the incident. The update discloses that workers were injured, and air monitoring is being conducted around the plant. Emergency services are still attempting to gain control of the situation. Unfortunately, it has now been confirmed that at least three workers were hospitalized in the incident.

The cause of the fire and explosion has either not been disclosed or is unknown at this time. Currently, reports are stating that the chemical burning is Butadiene. Butadiene is a colorless gas which can affect the central nervous system. Acute exposure may include symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and even fainting.

If you or someone you know has been injured in the TPC Group chemical plant explosion in Port Neches, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1‑800-594-4884.

At 6:40 AM, the TPC Group released their second public update regarding the incident. The update discloses that workers were injured, and air monitoring is being conducted around the plant. Emergency services are still attempting to gain control of the situation. Unfortunately, it has now been confirmed that at least three workers were hospitalized in the incident.

The cause of the fire and explosion has either not been disclosed or is unknown at this time. Currently, reports are stating that the chemical burning is Butadiene. Butadiene is a colorless gas which can affect the central nervous system. Acute exposure may include symptoms such as headaches, nausea and even fainting.

Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 68 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 for their clients. If your life has been negatively impacted by a refinery or industrial incident, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.

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