On Wednesday evening, around 7:50 p.m. (8:50 p.m. EST), a major workplace accident occurred where a deadly explosion shook the town of West, Texas.....
It is uncertain whether it was a criminal act or an accident. Half of the town, or about 2,800 people were evacuated.
The question is how high the death toll will be. It seems it will be at least 5, and could be as high as 70, with many minor and serious injuries. Several homes were flattened, and many were left homeless, with the approach of a major storm further complicating matters.
The high winds of the approaching storm, will make the fire more difficult to fight, with winds expected to gust up to 35 miles per hour.
Mayor Tommy Muska said, "It was like a nuclear bomb went off."
There is still one intact fertilizer tank at the plant that could pose a potential hazard.
Any workers in the plant at the time of the workplace accident will certainly be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. The workers' compensation system provides benefits for employees who have been injured or killed on the job. It is important for injured workers, or one's family members, to contact an experienced workers' compensation attorney for a free consultation. An experienced attorney can help navigate the complicated workers' compensation system. In addition, any non-employees who were injured may be able to bring a claim directly against West Fertilize Company if in fact they were negligent in any way.
Jedediah A. Main
Mr. Main founded The Main Law Firm in 2010. Mr. Main uses his knowledge from defending the insurance companies to now helping injured persons fight against the insurance companies. He uses his experience to obtain maximum recovery for his clients' physical and emotional pain and suffering, and pursues his clients' personal injury cases and workers' compensation cases with tenacity and an unwavering commitment to his clients.