Texas Plant Explosion Injures Seven
A lumber plant in Corrigan, Texas caught fire on Saturday evening, injuring seven workers. The initial call that reported the fire at the Georgia-Pacific plant was placed just after 6 p.m. Four medical helicopters and multiple ambulances were dispatched to the scene.
The fire, which took several hours to extinguish, was reportedly sparked by an explosion in the dryer area of the plant.
According to news reports, four injured workers suffering serious burns were flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Three other workers were taken by ambulance to the local hospital in Lufkin. One of the workers was treated and released.
There is no confirmation on the cause of the fire and the incident remains under investigation. The plant manufactures plywood and flooring products.
Michael S Callahan is an attorney and founder of The Callahan Law Firm. He focuses his practice on representing individuals and families in personal injury cases involving motor vehicle and truck accidents, workplace accidents and defective products. With over 25 years of experience, he is dedicated to fighting on behalf of people whose lives have been forever altered by the negligence and carelessness of corporations and individuals. Originally trained as a mechanical engineer, Michael has been practicing law and fighting for justice for those who need it most since 1994. He is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of various esteemed legal associations. Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending quality time with his family, outdoor activities, and continually striving to improve as a trial lawyer and human being.