Why a fertilizer plant explosion lawsuit may be necessary
West Texas fertilizer plant explosion lawyers are providing free consultations for people affected by this traumatic event. Personal injury attorneys in Texas are reviewing potential Texas fertilizer plant explosion lawsuits.
The West Fertilizer Co. had a spotty regulatory history. The company paid nearly $8,000 to at least two regulatory agencies for safety and transportation violations, according to the Los Angeles Times:
A federal inspector found three violations at the fertilizer plant that included transporting anhydrous ammonia without a security plan and carrying it in tanks that were improperly labeled. This resulted in fine handed down by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in 2011.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined the fertilizer company $2,300 in 2006 for not having a risk management program in place, according to the Los Angeles Times.
West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion lawyers who will fight for your compensation
A shocking and devastating Waco Texas fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West resulted in at least 14 deaths and hundreds of injuries. While an investigation is underway, violations and incomplete disclosure by the West Fertilizer Co. are raising questions about whether the fertilizer plant operators may be liable for injuries, wrongful death and property damage.
The fertilizer plant exploded on April 17 in the small farming community about 20 miles north of Waco, creating a mushroom cloud and flames that filled the sky. Shortly before the blast, firefighters who were battling a blaze at the West Fertilizer Co. began evacuating people from the immediate area.
In addition to the fatalities and injuries, the explosion leveled a four-to-five block area around the plant. Between 50 and 75 homes, a middle school and a nursing home were destroyed. Some nursing home residents were trapped in the rubble.