Petrochemical Refinery Accident Attorney in Houston
Shell Oil Company Refinery Accidents
Commonly referred to as the “Shell Deer Park Refinery” in Pasadena, Texas, Shell Oil Company’s Deer Park 1,500-acre facility is located along the Houston ship channel in close proximity to residential areas. The facility produces 33,700 bbl/d (barrels per day) of crude oil.
Refineries have a duty to keep their workers and neighbors safe by complying with strict federal regulations and standards. Failure to do so can have disastrous consequences, including catastrophic injury and death. If you have been injured in an accident at the Shell Oil Facility, it is urgent to contact a Houston personal injury attorney at The Daspit Law Firm to talk about your options for legal recourse. You may have grounds for a lawsuit seeking compensation for damages related to your accident, including medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. If you have suffered the untimely loss of a loved one, you may also be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking recompense for funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship, loss of financial support, and more.
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Leading Causes of Refinery Accidents
Due to the inherent risks associated with the processing of volatile petrochemicals, the potential for accidents can be great if companies and their employees fail to take necessary precautions. Oil refinery accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Improper storage of hazardous materials
- Inadequate training
- Operator error
- Violations of industry standards and practices
- Improper repair and maintenance
- Defective products
Any combination of these factors has the potential to cause a serious accident. Explosions, heavy equipment accidents, and hazardous material exposures are just some of the many things that could go wrong. Fall accidents are also a concern, as chemical plants have platforms rising high into the air. In 2008, a subcontractor at the Shell Deer Park facility was killed after losing her balance and falling head first more than 100 feet off a platform.
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The Daspit Law Firm has decades of experience representing injured individuals and families who have been impacted by a refinery accident. If you have been hurt, contact us to talk about your accident. We can determine if negligence was a factor leading up to your injury and whether you have a viable claim against Shell, any of its employees, or even a third party. You have suffered enough, and should not have to continue to suffer financially for an accident that never should have happened in the first place.
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