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Recent Posts in Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion Category

  • Workers Burned by Sulfuric Acid at Baton Rouge ExxonMobil Plant

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 12-Jun-2018

    State environmental officials are saying that three contract workers have been burned by sulfuric acid at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana refinery owned by ExxonMobil. The chemical plant was operating as normal when the three workers were "contacted with sulfuric acid during normal work activities," said Exxon spokeswoman Sarah Nordin. Two of the workers were taken to the hospital after ...
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  • Attorneys File Case for Baton Rouge Plant Explosion Victim

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 8-Jun-2017

    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 ...
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  • History of Recent Industrial Disasters in the United States

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Jul-2015

    Industrial workers are the backbone of the American economy. They manufacture many of the nation’s most important goods and exports. The industrial plants they work in are testament to American ingenuity and hard work. However, their complexity can lead to catastrophic disaster if safety protocols are not strictly adhered to or short cuts are taken in order to increase capacity. Timeline Of ...
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  • Largest Louisiana Refinery & Plant Accidents & Their Causes

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 13-Mar-2014

    In the state of Louisiana, there are currently 17 refineries and more than 100 major chemical plants in operation. Over the past several years, there has been an average of 300 accidents per year, releasing more than 1 million pounds of toxicants into the air and around 1 million gallons into the water and soil. These numbers continue to grow—despite the fact that accident numbers have been ...
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  • Geismar, Louisiana Plant Had a History of Noncompliance

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Jun-2013

    While individuals have not been able to identify the cause for the Geismar plant explosion that occurred last year, officials say that they are not surprised that the accident occurred. Investigators believe that the propylene manufactured at the plant caught fire. Officials note that the propylene leaked from a corroded pipe six months ago at the plant. Government agencies are fining the plant ...
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  • UPDATE: 2nd Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion Victim Pronounced Dead

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 14-Jun-2013

    Sources report that a second victim from yesterday's chemical plant explosion has been pronounced dead this afternoon. He was receiving treatments at the hospital when he succumbed to his burn injuries and lost his life. The 47 year old employee was at the burn unit of the Baton Rouge General Medical Center at the time he passed away. Louisiana State Police Department Capt. Doug Cain shared ...
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  • UPDATE: Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion 1 Dead, Over 70 Injured

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 14-Jun-2013

    Thursday's plant explosion was a devastating accident for the people of Louisiana as over 70 victims are suffering from various levels of injuries and one has already been reported dead from the disaster. The victim who suffered fatal wounds was a 29 year old husband and father who worked at the Williams Olefins chemical plant located in Geismar, LA. The hazmat team located his body during the ...
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