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Memorial Service Held for Victims of Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

April 26, 2013 – Just over a week after a massive fertilizer plant explosion devastated the small farming community of West, Texas, a memorial service was held for the 14 people who were killed in the tragedy. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, and Texas Governor Rick Perry were among those who paid tribute to the dead, many of whom were first responders. “We need people who so love their neighbors as themselves that they’re willing to lay down their lives down for them,” President Obama said, “America needs towns like West.”

West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Update 5/7/13: Investigators have confirmed that a massive store of ammonium nitrate caused last month’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas. However, the ignition source of the blast continues to remain a mystery. Click here to learn more.

Free West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Lawsuit Evaluation: Our law firm has already been contacted by residents of West, Texas, and are now currently representing a number of victims in the horrible tragedy. If you or somebody you know was harmed by this fertilizer plant explosion, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the companies responsible and we can help.

What’s the Problem?

Last Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion decimated a large chunk of West, Texas, a tiny town with a population of less than 3,000 residents. More than 200 people were injured as a direct result of the blast, and 12 of those who died were volunteer firefighters.

“These are volunteers: Ordinary individuals blessed with extraordinary courage,” Gov. Perry said at today’s service. “They knew full well that another explosion was a possibility.”

American flag-draped caskets lined the front of the service, which was held at Baylor University in Waco, about 20 miles from the scene of the disaster. The memorial included speeches from officials and videos of victims’ families and friends, who shared memories of those lost.

“Words cannot express how much I’m going to miss my husband. He was my everything,” said Kelly Pustejovsky, wife of Joey Pustejovsky, a volunteer firefighter who was killed in the explosion, in a video broadcast. A number of Pustejovsky’s other relatives spoke in the video memorial, including his grandmother, who laughed through tears about her grandson’s love of fried chicken, saying that she knew he was in heaven now.

President Obama spoke immediately following the video, saying, “I cannot match the power of the voices you just heard on that video, And no words adequately describe the courage that was displayed on that deadly night …What I can do is offer the love and support and prayers of the nation.”

Do I Have a West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Lawsuit?

The Workplace and Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Lawsuit Evaluation: Our law firm has already been contacted by residents of West, Texas, and are now currently representing a number of victims in the horrible tragedy. If you or somebody you know was harmed by this fertilizer plant explosion, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion suit and we can help.

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