ExxonMobil Plant Explosion in Baytown, TX Injures 4 Workers

At approximately 2 a.m. on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021, an explosion at an industrial plant in Baytown, Texas woke residents with a loud boom.  At least three people were life-flighted from the scene and ambulances were onsite assisting others. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that three injured victims were taken to the hospital by helicopter and a fourth was transported by ambulance.

Apparently, a fire started in one of the areas where gasoline is produced and workers were trying to control the fire when the explosion erupted. The refinery where the explosion took place is located at 3525 Decker Drive, Baytown, Texas.

Work Injury Statistics

Refinery workers face a number of dangers in their work.  Common refinery dangers include explosions, fires, defective equipment, falls from heights, chemical exposure, and falling objects.  Contractors are often prevalent amongst those injured on refinery premises.

A recently released study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, shows that fatalities due to on-the-job injuries were down over 10% from the prior year.

Help for Refinery Explosion Victims

Refinery accidents are generally preventable by following OSHA safety regulations. When companies cut corners and ignore the rules, the results can be devastating. If you or a loved one was injured in a refinery explosion, talk to a refinery accident lawyer about your legal rights today. Call 800-298-0111 for a free consultation today.