Louisiana has recently been the victim of multiple fires and explosions that have left numerous people injured and traumatized. Our most recent client is one of the victims of these explosions—specifically the one that occurred at the West Alkaline Unit at the ExxonMobil plant in Baton Rouge.
Our client was working on scaffolding above a valve when it suddenly released a cloud of hydrocarbon vapor. The vaporized fuel ignited, engulfing our client in what was essentially a fireball. As a result, he was left with terrible injuries—including severe burns. Burns of any kind are difficult to heal, but severe burns cause victims to suffer from constant pain and heightened risk of infection.
Arnold & Itkin is honored to represent our client, who turned to us after realizing that his accident was the company’s responsibility. We aim to sue at-fault parties for our client’s medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages caused by his debilitating injuries. As always, we also hope to make ExxonMobil aware of the dangers at their plants—compelling them to create a safer workplace.
Case was filed in East Baton Rouge Parish by Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis.