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Uprise in Gas Leak Explosions in North Texas

The Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) recently reported that since 2010, on average, every forty hours there was a fire or explosion caused by a gas leak in the United States. In the PIRG’s 2022 report, the PIRG documented approximately 2,600 gas leak explosions between 2010 to 2021. Further, the PIRG’s report found that those…

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Houston Chemical Plant Explosions – Causes, Potential Injuries, Prevention Tips, And What To Do After

Setting the Stage: Chemical Explosions In the Houston/Gulf Coast Area Texas, and more specifically, the Houston/Gulf Coast area, are no stranger to chemical explosions. To understand the chemical plant industry in Houston, let’s take a look at some quick statistics: As you can see, the chemical industry thrives in the south of Texas. Unfortunately, with…

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Over 270 Hazardous Chemical Incidents Have Occurred in the United States

Working in the petrochemical industry poses various dangers to workers due to the hazardous nature of the materials and processes involved. One of the primary risks is exposure to toxic chemicals, which can lead to serious health issues such as respiratory problems, skin irritation, and even long-term illnesses like cancer. Additionally, the potential for fires,…

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Explosion Triggers Large Fire at Chemical Plant in Shepherd, Texas

Figure 1: The fire raging at the chemical plant in San Jacinto County, Texas. Photo credit: www.NBCNews.com. According to the San Jacinto County Office of Emergency Management, a plant explosion and chemical fire occurred on the morning of November 8, 2023. Geoff Harfield, the president of Sound Resource Solutions, said during a press briefing that…

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Plant Explosions

Plant explosions are extremely dangerous and have devastating affects among communities and the innocent people who work at these establishments. Plant explosions, as you may know, can cause significant damage, disrupt communities, and pose serious risks to human lives. Sadly, these types of explosions happen far more often than one may realize due to many…

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At Least 1 Injured in Explosion and Massive Fire at Sherwin-Williams Paint Factory Plant in Garland, Texas

Around 1:15 a.m. on August 7, 2023, officials reported an explosion and massive fire that broke out at a Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing and processing plant. The explosion occurred at the company’s plant at 701 South Shiloh Road in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas. At least one factory worker was injured and taken to the…

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