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BREAKING NEWS - Fertilizer Plant Explosion North of Waco in West Texas

texas plant explosionWEST, TX – On Wednesday, April 17, a fire and explosion occurred around 8:00 p.m. at the West Fertilizer Co., located at 1471 Jerry Mashek Dr in West, TX. The city of West is located in McLennan County, TX in the central part of the state about 20 miles northeast of Waco. At least 15 people were killed in the massive explosion and fire and more than 160 people were injured. The precise death toll remains uncertain. The sound of the explosion was so loud that it could be heard as far away as Dallas, The media reported that the blast shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake. Read more

GES Law Firm realizes that a fire or explosion at a chemical plant or oil refinery such as the one that occurred in West, Texas on April 17, 2013, destroys lives. Victims of these types of industrial accidents may survive the initial fire and explosion, but will often succumb or end up suffering from debilitating injuries or ailments. The types of severe and long-term injuries that result from explosions and fires from plants and refineries include:

  • Burn injuries
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Brain damage
  • Lung damage or ailments
  • Loss of limbs
  • Internal injuries
  • Hearing loss and eye injuries
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Wrongful death

When a gas or chemical explosion at a plant or refinery occurs, the negligence that caused this type of disaster must be established. The GES Law Firm knows how to deal with these types of complex cases. Our firm will establish who is negligent, whether it be the plant owner, an outside contractor, or a manufacturer. Industrial accidents of this nature must be reconstructed. At GES Law Firm we have a team of experts who will reconstruct the accident  that put the injured parties in danger. The cause of the explosion can be due to several things including but not limited to lack of safety, defective machinery and  mishandling, or failure to store volatile materials.

Common Causes of Plant Explosions

  • Lighting a match
  • Defective machinery
  • Lack of safety or education
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Poor maintenance
  • Improper chemicals or storage


Contact a Plant Explosion Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a gas or chemical explosion at a plant or refinery,  contact our expert plant explosion attorneys and wrongful death lawyers 24/7, 365 days a year for help and information. Call 800.773.6770.