May 1, 2013 – This week, California Senator Barbara Boxer said she plans to investigate last month’s tragic fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people and injured nearly 200 others in the small farming town of West, Texas. “I cannot rest until we get to the bottom of what caused the disaster in West, Texas and the tragic loss of life,” Boxer said in a statement. The cause of the blast is still unknown.
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.
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What’s the Problem?
Boxer, who heads the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said a panel will hold a hearing on last month’s West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion today to determine whether there were any gaps in the enforcement of U.S. chemical safety laws. The state panel on Homeland Security and Public Safety has requested testimony from federal and local entities that regulate facilities such as the West Fertilizer Co.
Concerns have been raised that the plant may have been storing a large amount of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive non-organic fertilizer, without notifying the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This week, Boxer sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting information about the agency’s regulation of chemical safety. In the letter, she asked why the EPA does not include ammonium nitrate on the list of chemicals that facilities must report under its Risk Management Program.
Less than two weeks after the tragedy, a number of lawsuits have already been filed against Adair Grain, Inc., the company that owns West Fertilizer Co. According to the complaints, the company “was negligent in the operation of its facility, creating an unreasonably dangerous condition, which led to the fire and explosion.” The suits were filed on behalf of a single mother who lost all her belongings, as well as four different insurance companies.
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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.