An explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas has left several people dead and as many as 160 people injured. Families of the victims may be able to file wrongful death suits against the plant. The explosion, which is being called an industrial accident, resulted in a fire taking over nearby homes. The plant was already on fire for about 25 minutes before the blast hit. The blast was reported to be similar to an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating a Texas Interstate 45 accident that killed a 27-year-old man. A woman crashed her car into the backend of a trailer that was attached to the man's flatbed truck. While no charges have been filed yet, accidental death cases like these often lead to civil claims.
Halcon Resources Corp. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for various safety violations after an employee died at the Texas work site, known as WG Operating. The employee was attempting to restore power to a pumping station when he was electrocuted after coming into contact with live electrical parts. This case has the potential of leading to a wrongful death suit in the near future.
Tribe Mediterranean Foods, manufacturer of Tribe brand hummus products, is under investigation after the death of one of its workers at its Taunton production plant. The wrongful death investigation began after one of Tribe's contract workers was killed while cleaning and sanitizing one of the machines used for hummus production. The employee was sucked into the machine and was crushed between two rotating augers.