Explosion News Archives - The Callahan Law Firm

Did Slow Response Lead to Explosion Death?

Atmos Energy was in the process of investigating whether two house fires in a north Dallas neighborhood were caused by gas leaks when an explosion ripped through a third house, killing a young girl. The Dallas Morning News reports that about 12 hours before the explosion, an Atmos employee emailed the Texas Railroad Commission, which […]

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Oil Drilling Can Endanger Texas Residents – Callahan Law

Oil Drilling Can Endanger Texas Residents – Like Colorado

Oil drilling happens around explosive gas near homes in Texas and that’s a problem. Housing and oil booms collide and endanger Texas residents. Oil drilling happens around explosive gas near homes in Texas. That’s a problem. Texas lacks adequate setback laws to protect homes from nearby wells, endangering many thousands of people. A leaking gas […]

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Ignored Plant Safety Led to Explosion Deaths in Louisiana

Petroleum processing plants are risky environments. When management puts workers at risk, tragedy can strike suddenly, in Texas and beyond. An earth shaking explosion and fire rocked the Williams Olefins petroleum plant southeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in June 2013. Two workers perished and 167 others were injured. Two court trials and a federal review […]

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Tougher Chemical Plant Safety Needed To Protect Lives in Texas

The explosion in West, Texas, is a perfect example why tougher rules on chemical plant safety are needed. In 2013, a devastating chemical explosion ripped through the town of West, Texas.  The West Fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people, injured over 200, and destroyed 500 homes. Later investigations found that the explosion was preventable. According […]

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