Marathon Refinery Fire Injures 2 Workers in Garyville, Louisiana
Two workers were hurt last week when a fire erupted at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Garyville, Louisiana.
Several Marathon Refinery Workers Were Injured in the Fire
The October 5th fire broke out sometime around 12:30 p.m. at the Marathon oil refinery located off Airline Highway, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, in St. John Parish. While Marathon Petroleum crews were able to extinguish the blaze, it was later confirmed that two workers were receiving medical attention for unspecified injuries.
“Crews have deployed air monitoring in the community as a precaution, and data indicates no off-site impact,” the company said in an emailed statement to WAFB. “We appreciate our trained first responders who have been actively managing this incident, and our thoughts are with our two workers and their families.”
It’s unclear whether the injured workers were employed by Marathon Petroleum or an outside contractor.
Second Marathon Garyville Refinery Explosion Since February 2022
The Marathon Garyville refinery has a capacity of 578,000 BPD, making it the third-largest crude oil refinery in the nation and a major supplier of gasoline, diesel, and other fuels.
Unfortunately, last week’s fire marks the second time workers were injured there this year. Five Marathon refinery workers were hurt in February when an explosion erupted in the 110,000-BPD gas oil hydrocracker where diesel is manufactured. That explosion was heard and felt throughout the nearby community and ignited a fire that continued to burn for hours.
The Marathon refinery fire is also the second incident involving a major U.S. refinery in the past month. Two workers died tragically on September 20th when a massive explosion erupted at the BP Husky Toledo Refinery in Oregon, Ohio. According to media reports, the severely burned victims were brothers and both fathers to young children.
Injured in a Plant or Refinery Explosion? You Must Act Quickly to Protect Your Rights.
After a plant or refinery explosion, it’s essential to understand that neither time nor your company are on your side.
The plant operator and its insurance company are already working to limit your financial recovery to whatever worker’s compensation benefits you might receive. And in most cases, those benefits won’t come close to compensating you and your family for all your injuries or lost wages.
Workers comp insurance only covers a percentage of your lost income and DOES NOT compensate you for any of your future medical expenses or physical injuries. Those damages are only available to you by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties.
If you wish to be fully compensated for all of your injuries and losses, you must take the necessary steps to ensure your rights to pursue additional compensation are preserved.
- Demand Medical Care of Your Choice: Even if you don’t believe you’re badly hurt, head to an ER or Urgent Care to ensure any injuries not immediately apparent are diagnosed and thoroughly documented. Keep in mind that you’re under no obligation to see the doctors and medical providers chosen by your employer or its insurer. You have the right to demand medical care of your choice, and it’s in your best interest to do so.
- Write Down Everything You Can Remember: Record every detail you can remember, even those that might seem unimportant at the moment. Also, be sure to compile a list of all witnesses to the accident, along with their contact information.
- Don’t Give a Recorded Statement: You are under no obligation to provide a formal statement for the insurance company, sign anything, or accept any money other than your regular paycheck. Instead, contact an experienced Louisiana plant explosion attorney who can protect your rights and ensure you and your family recover the compensation you deserve.
- Avoid Discussing the Accident or Your Injuries: limit discussion of the accident and your injuries to your spouse and your attorney. Never mention anything about your case on social media or discuss it with coworkers, friends, and extended family.
- Follow All Medical Advice: If you fail to follow your treatment plan or miss medical and therapy appointments, the company and its insurer will use it to question the severity of your injuries and limit your recovery in your lawsuit.
- Speak with an Experienced Explosion Attorney. The longer you try to negotiate on your own, the less likely you are to receive full compensation for all your injuries and losses and the more likely you are to walk away with nothing.
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