CF Industries Donaldsville is North America's largest nitrogen-producing plant and is located in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. In June of this past year, a rupture caused one death and seven injuries at this plant. One person was killed instantly in the accident, and two of the injured victims were airlifted to hospitals promptly. Investigations show that the rupture occurred when nitrogen was being off loaded from a tank truck.
Seven Injured, One Killed in Rupture at Plant
Similar to the rupture of an over-pressurized tire, the blast caused a large boom that resulted in injuries. Three of the victims of this accident have come to Arnold & Itkin for representation in their cases. Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler collectively filed suit for these three plaintiffs who received physical and psychological injuries in the on-the-job accident. The case was filed in Harris County, Texas.
While the accident was initially described as an explosion, the General Manager of the Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex later said that the accident involved a rupture in a small vessel or "header" that occurred when the nitrogen was being taken off of the pump truck. The General Manager declared that there was no explosion or fire at the plant that day, and that all neighbors near the plant should not fear because there was no public threat.