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Refinery Fires Highlight Dangers in Oil & Gas Industry

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Several fires this week are highlighting the ever-present dangers in the oil and gas industry. Just this morning, a fire at LyondellBasell Industries in Houston drew emergency crews and media coverage. The fire, which a Lyondell spokesperson states occurred in the refinery’s coker unit, caused some damage to the facility, which processes over 263,000 barrels per day. Authorities have reported that the fire is now out and that the situation is being monitored.

Another fire occurred Thursday at the Baytown ExxonMobil facility. According to officials, the cause of the fire has still yet to be determined. Authorities report all employees have been accounted for but no official reports have been released regarding injuries. A community to shelter in place was not issued, but air quality is being monitored.

The two fires in close succession yet again show the volatility and dangers that exist at plants and refineries, many of which are located in Houston and nearby areas. All too often, safety violations and negligence lead to these types of accidents, and workers and bystanders are frequently injured.

As a firm with experience representing victims of plant and refinery accidents and explosions, The Daspit Law Firm stays up to date with all news involving these facilities. Our personal injury lawyers are also readily available to immediately respond to victims who have been injured in these incidents, and to advocate aggressively on their behalves for the compensation they deserve.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a plant or refinery accident, including explosions or fires, contact The Daspit Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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