Fertilizer Plant Explosions
Because of the materials and products that are found at fertilizer plants, these industrial complexes need to be carefully monitored at all times with a high priority given to making sure that all safety requirements are met in full. Should those parties in charge of maintaining the safety of a fertilizer plant fail to ensure that all hazardous materials are safely used and stored, and any product or machine that could cause a fire or explosion is well cared for, a tragic explosion could occur. When this happens, many people both in and around the plant could face devastating injuries and other losses, including financial and emotional damages.
Repercussions of Explosions at Fertilizer Plants
Fertilizer plant explosions can affect a huge amount of space around them when it comes to the damage that they cause. Depending on where the plant is located and if people are in the vicinity, these types of explosions have been known to have the following repercussions:
- Death of plant workers and those nearby
- Serious injuries, such as amputations, paralysis, lacerations, broken bones, and severe burns
- Property loss or damage, including houses, commercial buildings, and vehicles
These ramifications caused by fertilizer plant explosions can affect victims and a community for a lengthy period of time, if not for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, while an explosion like this may be a sheer accident, it all too often happens as a result of the negligence of another party.
The devastation that a fertilizer plant explosion can cause is, tragically, often great and widespread, affecting numerous victims, their families, and loved ones. Fertilizer plant managers, owners, and other responsible parties need to take every precaution necessary to prevent these traumatic accidents from occurring. When they fail to do so, the legal team at Williams Hart believes they should be held responsible for all the ensuing repercussions and losses victims sustain. If you or a loved one has been harmed by such an explosion, call (888) 220-0640 today to find out how we can help guide you through this difficult situation.