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In the early morning hours of August 31, 2017, a few days after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, Crosby residents were awakened by what sounded like loud explosions coming from the nearby Arkema Chemical plant. Not long after the explosions were heard, fires broke out at the plant, sending numerous first responders to the hospital and spreading smoke throughout the local community.
The Arkema plant had already been under about 6 feet of water from the rains unleashed by the hurricane, which had prompted officials the day before to establish a 1.5-mile evacuation zone. While it has been claimed the smoke emitting from the facility is a nontoxic irritant, an Arkema executive has encouraged anyone exposed to the smoke “to call their doctor or seek medical advice.”
If you or someone you know have been harmed by the Arkema Plant fire, do not hesitate to contact the personal injury lawyers at The Pinkerton Law Firm. Our firm has represented thousands of individuals harmed by refinery and chemical plant fires, and we have the skill and knowledge to ensure you are fairly compensated for being exposed to dangerous chemicals. Don’t wait. Act today. Call 713-360-6722, or complete our online contact form, and one of our attorneys will contact you directly.