Houston attorneys Mo Aziz, David Baluk, and Morgan Mills of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols,  Agosto, Aziz & Stogner filed suit after an explosion at a Louisiana chemical plant injured six  contract employees.  

The incident occurred at Westlake Chemical, a petrochemical plant located approximately fifteen  miles west of Lake Charles in Sulfur, Louisiana, in the Petro Complex 2 Unit. According to a  spokesperson for the company, the unit is used in the production of ethylene and was undergoing  maintenance at the time of the explosion.  

Around 11:00 p.m. on September 27, 2021, Gregory Green was working at the plant as a hydro  blaster when the Petro 2 ethane cracker exploded, causing a flash fire which engulfed Mr. Green  in flames and knocked him unconscious. As a result of the incident, Mr. Green suffered second degree burns to over forty percent of his body as well as a broken right leg, broken pelvis, ruptured  ear drums, injuries to his back, and concussive injuries to his head and neck. 

The lawsuit is against the owner and operators of the chemical plant and was filed in Harris County,  Texas, where the owner and operators are headquartered. An application for a temporary  restraining order was also filed to have the ethane cracker preserved and inspected.  For questions regarding the lawsuit, please contact Geoffrey Adkinson at [email protected] or 713-222-7211, or Mo Aziz at [email protected].