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Why Explosion Victims Must Act Fast

Earlier this year, two people were killed and at least 20 others were injured after an early morning explosion at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing rocked a northwest Houston neighborhood. Officials say an electrical spark caused a leak in a 2,000-gallon tank containing highly flammable propylene gas. The blast damaged more than 450 surrounding residential and commercial structures.

Since then, hundreds of claims have been filed against the company, alleging that their failure to properly store dangerous chemicals and maintain equipment at the facility was the cause of the blast. Victims are demanding answers for their injuries and the resulting damage to their homes and businesses.

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Chemical Explosions Pose a Major Risk to Houston Communities

The U.S. petroleum industry has been the economic bedrock of Houston since 1901 when oil was first discovered here. Today, 3,600 energy related companies and some 405 chemical plants are located in the metro area. The Houston Ship Channel has a 52 mile stretch that is home to chemical and oil and gas facilities that help keep lights on and vehicles fueled across the country. But as important as Houston’s oil and gas is for the economy, workers face hidden dangers that they should never be exposed to.

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Texas Oilfield Fires Are All Too Common

Multiple explosions and commercial fires have occurred in the greater Houston area within the first six months of this year alone. In January 2020, a terrible fire occurred at a Chesapeake Energy oil well site in Burleson County, located just outside Forth Worth, TX. The fire killed three workers and injured others, leaving behind bereaved families looking for answers.

In the wake of the deaths, lawsuits were filed by the families of the deceased employees. These victims claimed the companies were negligent and failed to provide a safe working environmental or adequate medical care to the workers. This made them responsible for all damages resulting from this tragic incident.

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Houston, TX – Five-Car Crash Turns Fatal on FM 1960 near Bush Airport

Houston, TX (April 20, 2021) - A car accident between multiple vehicles took at least one person’s life on Friday, April 16 in Houston. The wreck occurred at around 8:15 a.m., according to officials.  Information from reports states that the incident occured on...

Houston, TX – Car Split in Half Following Crash, Critically Injures Two on S Main St near Houston Fire Station

Houston, TX (4/20/2021) – A two-car crash occurred on a roadway in Houston on Saturday, April 17. The accident happened at around 12:30 a.m. and resulted in a vehicle being split in half.  According to reports, the wreck happened on South Main Street outside...

Harris County, TX – Traffic Accident with Street Sweeper on I-45 Takes One Life

Harris County, TX (April 20, 2021) - An SUV and a Street Sweeper were involved in a fatal collision in Harris County on Monday, April 19. The incident was reported at around 2:22 p.m.  According to information provided by officials, the wreck happened in the 2000...

Houston, TX – Fatal Crash on I-10 E near Gregg St

Houston, TX (April 19, 2021) - The circumstances of a fatal collision are currently being investigated by Houston officials after at least one person lost their life. The incident was reported to have taken place on I-10 near Gregg Street in the early morning hours of...

Houston, TX – Injury Accident on Greens Rd near Eastex Fwy

Houston, TX (April 19, 2021) - Police in Houston are currently investigating the circumstances of an accident that happened on the morning of April 19. The crash was reported to emergency crews at around 7:00 a.m.  Responders arrived at the scene, located on...

Houston, TX – Hit & Run Causes Injuries on Boone Rd & Hazen St

Houston, TX (April 19, 2021) - A hit & run crash occurred on a roadway in Houston on the morning of April 19. Just before 7:00 a.m., first responders including police and paramedics were requested at the scene to help those with injuries.  According to...

Houston, TX – Auto Collision Results in Injuries on Shepherd Dr near St Thomas High School

Houston, TX (April 18, 2021) - Injuries resulted from an auto accident in Houston on the morning of April 18. Emergency responders were called to assist at the scene shortly after the wreck took place.  Sources indicate that the collision occurred in the 100...

Houston, TX – Car Accident with Injuries at McKinney & Delano St

Houston, TX (April 18, 2021) - At approximately 10:00 a.m. on the morning of April 18, a car wreck resulted in injuries on a roadway in Houston. Emergency medical services were immediately dispatched to the scene in order to assist those involved. The incident was...

Houston, TX – Major Car Crash on N Main St near E 25th St

Houston, TX (April 18, 2021) - Just before 9:00 a.m. on the morning of April 18, an auto accident resulted in injuries and traffic delays on a roadway in Houston. Police and EMTs were dispatched to the 6500 block of North Main Street following reports of the major...

Crosby, TX – Major Crash on FM 1942 near CritterRunners Crawfish Farm & Boil House

Crosby, TX (April 17, 2021) - A serious car accident occurred on a roadway in Crosby on Monday, April 12 that resulted in the injury of two people. The incident was reported to have occurred in the evening hours.  Reports show that the crash happened in the 3100...