Zehl & Associates is proud to have successfully represented a number of contractors who were injured in connection with the explosion at Kuraray America’s Pasadena, Texas chemical plant.
Our Plant Explosion Lawyers worked with a team of cause and origin, safety, and industrial engineers to prove how the explosion occurred and what Kuraray should have done to prevent it.
Our Plant Explosion Lawyers successfully resolved all cases against the company through a highly favorable (and confidential) settlement after successfully defeating its attempts to avoid responsibility and limit our clients to less than $100,000 in workers’ compensation benefits.
Blown Valve Caused Release of Flammable Ethylene Gas
The explosion at the Kuraray America EVAL plant occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m., as the facility was undergoing heavy maintenance.
At least 266 workers and contractors were onsite when over-pressurized piping caused a safety valve to blow.
The blown valve allowed flammable ethylene gas to escape near an area where workers were performing welding and pipefitting.
21 Workers Taken to Hospital, Including 2 With Severe Burns
The explosion ignited a flash fire on one of the facility’s operating units.
At least 21 workers were injured in the blast, including 19 people who were taken by ambulance to an area hospital.
Two others were airlifted from the scene with severe burns.
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Our Undefeated Plant Explosion Lawyers have won Billions for injured workers, including more than 1,000 plant and refinery workers throughout Texas, Louisiana, and across the United States who were injured or tragically killed in connection with the nation’s worst industrial explosions and accidents.
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