Houston, TX – KMCO Chemical Plant Fire Injures Two And Kills One
Houston, TX (April 2, 2019) – On Tuesday, April 2, Harris County Fire Department responded to a chemical explosion at the KMCO plant in Houston.
According to Harris County Officials, a transfer line in the area of a tank of isobutylene caught on fire. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed that one person was killed in the explosion. Rachel Moreno, the spokeswoman for the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, stated that two other people were critically injured in the explosion. The two victims were taken by helicopter to an area hospital for treatment.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the victim killed in this terrible incident. We hope those injured are able to make a fast and full recovery.
Workplace Injuries In Texas
Over 500 people lose their lives each year in workplace accidents in Texas. Although we have various government bodies that establish rules and regulations to keep workers safe on the job, no location that is without risks for those who work there.
Workplace fatalities can have a very damaging impact on surviving family members, especially when the victim was the breadwinner for the family. Thankfully, Texas wrongful death attorneys at the Benton Law Firm can help surviving family members obtain compensation for various damages resulting from the incident.
Although our Texas accident injury attorneys understand that compensation will not replace the lives of those lost, it can help families alleviate some of the financial burdens they face subsequent to a workplace death. If your loved one died as the result of a workplace incident, contact a Texas injury accident attorney at the Benton Law Firm at (214) 219-4878 to see what legal options are available for you.
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