One Year Later and Thousands Still Reeling in Wake of Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Houston, Texas

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the chemical explosion at the Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Plant that left three dead and damaged hundreds of homes in nearby neighborhoods. The milestone comes as many residents continue efforts to process insurance claims and rebuild their homes in the wake of a blast that caused many to be homeless or forced to reside in unstable, heavily damaged structures just a month and a half before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the explosion, more than 2,000 people have filed lawsuits against Watson Grinding and Watson Valve, the two companies that operated at the plant. Those cases were recently sent back to state court after both companies filed for bankruptcy shortly after the explosion. As dozens of families continue recovery efforts to get back into safe, reliable housing, many have struggled to get fair compensation from their insurance companies whereas others without insurance coverage must wait for the resolution of their claims against the plant or obtain loans to finance the work themselves.

The Watson Plant explosion marks the sixth in a string of chemical plant explosions that rocked the Southeast Texas Gulf Coast region within a one-year period and prompted many to demand tougher penalties on plant owners and operators throughout the state.

If you or a loved one has been injured, killed, or impacted due to an industrial plant explosion, call Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an incident of this nature. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that companies are held fully accountable. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.