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Worker Health Risks in Plant Explosions

Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 20-Feb-2014

Common Injuries Sustained After a Blast

Plant explosions can pose extreme health risks. Not only can they result in severe and even life-threatening injuries, but whenever workers are exposed to dangerous materials, other health risks can result.

Take these examples into consideration:

  • In April 2013, a fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas raised concern about ammonia exposure. For individuals exposed to ammonia, burns, dehydration and irritation from the gas are common.
  • Following the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion in Ukraine, thousands of individuals developed cancer. Nuclear plants can release radioactive materials that can cause radiation sickness. Evidence of radiation sickness includes skin rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, coma, and even death.

Plant explosions can result in internal damage, chemical burns, and exposure to cancer-causing agents. Chemical exposure can harm your respiratory system, renal system, and reproductive system.

Have you been injured in a plant explosion?

After a plant explosion, the first step you should take is to receive immediate medical treatment and to make sure you have not suffered from chemical exposure. Whether you have sustained visible injuries or believe you could have been exposed to dangerous materials, you should not hesitate to take legal action against the parties responsible. You can turn to Arnold & Itkin for help. We believe that parties who cause injuries to others need to be held accountable for their actions. If you have sustained injuries as a result of another party's negligence, we will do everything possible to secure the compensation you deserve. We have handled many different explosion cases, including representing the victims and families of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. We are aggressive trial lawyers who have secured over $700 million on behalf of our clients in the past five years.

For more information about what steps you need to take following a plant explosion, please do not hesitate contact our office today! We would be happy to provide you with a free, confidential consultation.

Categories: Plant Explosion

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