Industrial Explosions


Industrial explosions can happen at any time, and for a wide number of reasons. Many industrial explosions occur at manufacturing facilities or other chemical plants where there are dangerous chemicals present. This is why these types of accidents are often so deadly, although rare. When they do occur, the costs for workers can be absolutely devastating. In addition to serious physical injuries, an industrial explosion may also make it hard for a worker to find employment down the road. Injuries from these accidents can take a long time to recover from, leaving the victim to face substantial medical bills that they may not be able to afford.


Texas is prone to industrial explosion incidents because of the wide range of industrial activities common here. Some of the most common types of industrial explosions often take place in the following:

  • Oil and gas refineries
  • Oil and gas transportation and store locations
  • Fertilizer plants
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Industrial complexes
  • Chemical plants

There are numerous factors that may contribute to the accidents, including:

  • Faulty machinery
  • Safety violations
  • Gas leaks
  • Faulty wiring
  • Negligence

Nothing can make up for the devastation that follows an industrial explosion, but receiving monetary compensation for the damages you suffer from may be able to provide some relief.

On average, an estimated 37,000 fires or explosions take place at industrial and manufacturing plants every year. If you have been involved in an explosion or lost a loved one, please contact Shamieh Law today to schedule a free consultation. The attorneys at Shamieh Law will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.