Early this afternoon, an industrial plant caught fire and injured two workers. The accident occurred at 10625 Jefferson Chemical Road in Conroe. The area has numerous industrial plants, including three involved with pipeline production for the oil and gas industry. Early reports have revealed that both injured workers are electricians who were servicing an electrical panel that exploded. Officials stated that both electricians suffered burn injuries and were transported by responders to Memorial Herman for treatment.
Lieutenant Scott Spenser of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced that investigators evacuated the facility as a precaution. However, authorities ordered no other evacuations in the area. Firefighters from Caney Creek Fire Department doused the flames. Witnesses reported that the fire spewed dust and hazardous material crews confirmed that they believe no chemicals were released. Authorities are still urging nearby residents to stay away from the area of the accident while they investigate. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation by the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Industrial Accidents & Burn Injuries
Unfortunately, accidents at industrial plants are not uncommon. Fires leave workers with some of the most painful, costly, and life-threatening industrial injuries. Those who own and operate industrial plants have a responsibility to protect workers from accidents. Workers deserve answers as they deal with painful, costly, and life-altering burn injuries.
Our industrial burn accident attorneys will continue to follow this story as authorities release more details about the cause of the accident. We hope that investigators will be able to determine the cause of this accident so that plat owners and prevent similar accidents in the future.