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Kinder Morgan Chemical Plant

Injured in a workplace fire?

Brian Beckcom

Brian Beckcom


What Should You Do In Case of a Fire in the Workplace?

On April 19, 2024, three people were injured after a fire broke out at a storage terminal in Galena Park. The flash fire occurred at the Kinder Morgan facility on Clinton Road. Facility officials said the fire began while workers were performing maintenance work near one of its rail racks. 

The contractors suffered first through third-degree burns.

In the event of a fire in the workplace, ensuring safety is the top priority. Practicing safety procedures ensures that everyone knows what to do in such situations, but we understand that injuries can’t be avoided. Your employer may bear responsibility if you've been harmed in a workplace fire. We recommend seeking legal help. 

Who can be held responsible for injuries caused by a workplace fire?

Workplace injuries are alarmingly common. Employers must maintain safe workplaces to safeguard employees from life-threatening hazards on the job site. If a company has shown negligence and fails to follow safety standards or regulations, then the affected worker may rightfully seek compensation for their damages. 

What Can Be Done in The Aftermath?

If you are unfortunately injured in a workplace fire, there are options available to help you recover.

  • Workers' Compensation: Most employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, which can provide financial benefits for medical bills, lost wages, and disability resulting from a work-related injury.
  • Legal Action: If your employer's negligence contributed to the fire and your injuries, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. A lawyer specializing in workplace injuries can help you navigate the legal process and fight for compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages not covered by workers' compensation.

Texas Lawyers for Victims of Work Injuries

VB Attorneys prioritizes workers’ safety and specializes in helping those injured at work. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling workplace injuries. If you know someone affected by the Kinder Morgan fire, please contact us at (713) 224-7800.

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