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Recent Posts in Gas Plant Fire Category

  • Major Causes of Industrial Fires & Explosions

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 10-Aug-2018

    According to the National Fire Association (NFPA), an average of 37,000 fires occur in industrial and manufacturing properties every year—with an average of 16 killed, over 250 injured, and more than $1 billion in property damage. These incidents occur frequently for many different reasons. However, most of them lead back to employer negligence. Below are some of the most common causes of ...
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  • Utah Gas Plant Explosion Injures Two, Causes Severe Burns

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 30-Jul-2018

    Last Saturday, two men suffered serious injuries when a gas plant erupted in flames near Cisco, Utah. The plant explosion occurred around 10 AM at the San Arroyo Gas Plant, a location that provides compression for the area’s natural gas pipelines. Both men were significantly injured and were described as being “badly burned” by the Lower Valley Fire Department. They were ...
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  • Two Workers Injured in North Carolina Gas Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Jul-2018

    At about 2 PM EST today, firefighters reported an explosion at a propane plant in Clinton, North Carolina. The blast injured two workers, one of whom was airlifted from the scene. Both were taken to the Jaycee Burn Center at the UNC hospital in Chapel Hill. The explosion occurred at the Rapid Xchange facility, currently run by Parker Gas Co. Nine fire departments responded to the explosion and ...
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  • Firefighters Battling Inferno at Chemical Plant in SE Houston

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Apr-2018

    Around 5:50 PM this evening, a fire broke out at the TPC Group chemical plant on Park Place Boulevard. The smoke has risen high enough to be seen for miles along Highway 225. Community Awareness Emergency Response sent a message that the fire and smoke are not expected to affect local residents or employees. Firefighters are currently on the scene. News outlets (and presumably officials) have not ...
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  • Fire Ignites at ExxonMobil Refinery in Beaumont

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 28-Nov-2017

    As oil prices continue to climb following Hurricane Harvey, another disaster was barely avoided by ExxonMobil when the same Beaumont refinery that shut down in August due to floodwaters caught on fire early Tuesday morning. The fire came from a crude oil unit on the south side of the refinery. The fire could be spotted miles away, but no one was injured. Although Beaumont Fire and Rescue trucks ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed for ExxonMobil Employee

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 15-Sep-2017

    Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a claim today in Harris County District Court on behalf of a man who was seriously injured while working at an ExxonMobil plant in Baytown, Texas. Because ExxonMobil failed to follow basic safety procedures, a fire erupted, and our client suffered life-changing injuries. Burn injuries are the most costly and painful injuries a person can suffer—with tens of ...
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  • Refinery Worker Perishes from Plant Fire

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Sep-2017

    On Labor Day, one worker was left severely burned by a plant fire at the HollyFrontier refinery in El Dorado, Kansas. He later succumbed to his injuries that night, according to a spokesperson for Via Christi Hospital St. Francis. The furnace tied to the plant’s reformer unit allegedly ignited, which caused the fire. The reformer unit has since been turned off while the rest of the refinery ...
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  • Massive Fire Rocks Motiva Refinery in St. James Parish

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 11-Aug-2016

    At around 10:50 am this morning, the Motiva refinery in Convent, LA experienced a massive fire in its H-Oil unit. The smoke and flames were visible from miles away, and workers were immediately evacuated from the plant. On-site firefighting personnel responded immediately—the fire was under control in a little more than an hour. Regardles, county responders were standing by. All employees ...
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  • Explosion at Former BP Gas Plant in Mississippi

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 28-Jun-2016

    Late Monday night, an explosion rocked an Enterprise gas plant—which was recently owned by BP—in Pascagoula, Mississippi. According to police, no injuries or fatalities occurred in the fiery explosion. Pascagoula Police Captain Shannon Broom was alerted to the plant explosion at around 11:30 p.m. The Enterprise plant is located in Pascagoula, which is along the Gulf of Mexico. It ...
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  • 2 Workers Killed & 1 Injured in Gas Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 12-Apr-2016

    Just after noon on Tuesday this week, three gas plant workers were conducting repairs on a pipeline just outside the Southcross Energy facility in Bonnie View. To work on the pipeline, located just a few miles outside Woodsboro, the three men dug a hole around the pipe large enough for them to do repairs. Two of the workers, a San Diego resident (30) and a Woodsboro resident (54), were in the pit ...
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  • Southcross Energy Oil Explosion Leaves 2 Injured

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 16-Feb-2016

    An plant explosion shut down roads and forced an evacuation around 3:30 p.m. yesterday in Frio County. The explosion took place at a Southcross Energy gas plant located near FM 1538 and Highway 85, which were closed down following the incident. Officials instantly responded to the incident, immediately setting up a perimeter to help make the accident scene more secure. They also contacted ...
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  • Gas Plant Explodes in Orla, Texas

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-Dec-2015

    At 9 a.m., a gas plant in Orla, TX exploded—resulting in a large fire. The Anadarko plant is located approximately four miles beyond the New Mexico / Texas border on U.S. 285. Employees and residents in a 10-mile radius have been evacuated in a move described as a precautionary measure. Per an Anadarko Petroleum Corporation spokesman, there have been at least two people who sustained minor ...
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  • On Sunday, November 29, a flash fire occurred at a refinery in Delaware City. According to reports, paramedics were called to the facility at approximately 6:50 p.m. on Sunday evening to respond to the fire which caused severe burns to the neck and face of a 62-year-old worker at the refinery. "The paramedics treated him for first- and second-degree burns to his face and neck," said Sgt. ...
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  • A serious gas explosion was reported early this afternoon around 11:00 a.m. at the Williams Oil and Gas plant located in Gibson, Louisiana. Officials for the company have confirmed that a pipeline exploded and resulted in a fire at the natural gas facility. While the facility was not operational during the time of the explosion, there were several contractors performing routine maintenance at the ...
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  • Protecting Workers from Arc Flash Accident Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 23-Jun-2015

    Arc flash accidents are an electrical phenomenon that occurs when an electrical current leaves its designated path and travels to another conductor or ground through the air. If a worker is directly hit by an arc flash or in close proximity to one, the result is usually severe injury or death. How Are Arc Flashes Caused? Many things from human error to faulty wire installations can cause an arc ...
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  • Gas Plant Fire Leaves 4 Workers Injured in Corpus Christi

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 12-Mar-2014

    Around noon on March 12 th a gas plant fire was reported in Corpus Christi, Texas. The flash fire accident happened at Enterprise Products Partners LP, as natural gas processing plant. So far reports show that four contract workers have been injured in the fire, suffering severe burns. Enterprise Products Partners LP Speaks Out Rick Rainey, the spokesman for the natural gas company, talked with ...
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