Workers Injured In Massive Fire at Shell Refinery Plant in Deer Park

At around 3 pm on Friday, May 5th, workers at the Shell refinery plant in Deer Park, Texas were startled by what was originally described as a massive explosion. After being corrected by Deer Park officials, it was later categorized as a fire emergency.

The fire quickly grew, quickly sending smoke and ash that was visible for miles.

As a result of Friday’s accident, a reported 9 contractors were taken to the hospital for further evaluation, but as of Saturday morning, all have been released with minor injuries.

Luckily, due to favorable winds, Deer Park officials did not require a shelter-in-place order for residents.

While still under further investigation, Deer Park officials and local fire representatives believe the fire was caused while the olefins unit was undergoing routine maintenance.

The olefins unit produces chemicals that include ethylene and propylene. Many olefins are used as building block materials for a variety of products, including plastics, detergents, and adhesives.

While we hope you and your family never experience a tragedy at work, unfortunately, these workplace injuries are all too common. When disaster strikes, you need someone who will be in your corner and manage your claim fast.

You deserve a law firm that prioritizes your needs and takes action to ensure that those responsible for the incident are held accountable. At Abraham Watkins, we take pride in being the oldest personal injury firm in the state of Texas.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or loss of life in a similar situation, such as a chemical fire or explosion, contact the legal team at Abraham Watkins today.

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