Work place explosions may be few and far between compared to other work place accidents. However, this doesn’t mean that they never occur, and even if your workplace puts in and adheres to all the proper safety protocols, there is always the possibility that an explosion may occur. If an explosion does occur and you are injured, you may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits can be complicated, which is why victims should rely on the guidance from an experienced explosion accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help you begin and get through the complicated litigation process.
The Torrance, California Police Department issued an alert for the city, notifying them that the Torrance ExxonMobil Refinery had an explosion and fire late last week.
Authorities have said the incident happened early in the morning and required more than 30 firefighters to responded to the explosion. It is still unclear what caused the explosion and ensuing fire. All safety systems at the refinery operated correctly and personnel were safe. No injuries were reported, and the fire did not impact anything offsite.
This explosion marked the 2-year anniversary of another explosion at the plant that left two people injured. The explosion also launched an 80,000-pound piece of equipment within feet of a structure that housed a highly volatile and toxic substance, modified hydrofluoric acid. California workplace regulators fined ExxonMobil more than $500 million for the violations related to the explosion. The refinery has been under constant scrutiny since the explosion as small fires and flare ups have been reported and have raised concerns among residents living nearby.
Have you or a loved one been seriously burned, injured, or even died in an explosion accident? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Our firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call our Boston explosion accident lawyer experts at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com. We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!