65 years ago today, America witnessed the worst industrial accent of its history. This accident is the Texas City Disaster. Early morning on the day of the accident, a French ship was docked at the Port of Texas City when something triggered the 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate it was carrying to detonate and cause fire. The incident did not stay isolated, and proceeded to cause a chain reaction of fires and explosions in the port that killed an estimated 581 people. Before this accident, there had never been a class action lawsuit against the U.S. government. A total of more than 8,000 victims made a claim. The incident not only injured those in the harbor, but injured those in the surrounding community. A third of the Texas City houses were labeled as condemned. If the accident damage was being estimated in today's terms, it would number around $1 billion.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 3,600 workers lose their lives in accidents at the workplace. If you are an industrial worker or reside in Texas then you likely are well aware of the Texas City Disaster that took place in 1947. If you were injured in an industrial accident then you can get help from an industrial accident attorney at Arnold & Itkin. Our firm is made up of skilled attorneys who know what it takes to get our clients a successful recovery. If your loved one lost their life in an
industrial accident we can help you file a
wrongful death suit. Whatever the particulars of your case, we would like to speak with you about it. For more information on how you can get help from one of the attorneys at our firm,
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