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On April 17, 2013, a massive fertilizer plant explosion devastated the small town of West, Texas. West, Texas is located 75 miles south of Dallas and 120 miles north of Austin. It is a small community of less than 2,000 people, covering less than two square miles. In a flash, the lives of hundreds of West residents have been changed.
The incident began as a fire and culminated in a massive explosion shortly before 8 pm. An unknown number of people were killed, ranging conservatively from 5 to 15, but possibly as many as 70. Hundreds have been injured as well, including firefighters who responded to the initial blaze. Many are still missing or unaccounted for.
UPDATE: Governor Perry signs disaster declaration for McLennan County. Read more about it here.
As the shock of this horrific explosion wears off for the residents of West, Texas, the reality of personal injuries, property damage, and lives lost will begin to set in. Over 50 homes were destroyed in the explosion, including an entire apartment building. The number of people killed is not known as of now, but families in this small town have been destroyed. As victims of this tragedy begin to piece their lives back together, the attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP want to help in any and every way they can.
Our attorneys have the resources to conduct their own investigations, and will be able to piece the evidence together and hold the responsible parties accountable. Whether you are dealing with the tragic death of your loved one, the loss of your home, or serious personal injuries, our attorneys are available 24 hours a day to speak to you.
When you call our offices, you will speak directly to an attorney, and that is the attorney that you will deal with in every one of your phone calls. Our attorneys have the compassion that will help you through this difficult time, and the experience and ability to recover the compensation you so desperately need.
Follow our blog for the latest updates on the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion. We will bring you the latest news as it becomes available. Also, we want our website to be a resource for you to educate yourself on workplace accidents, chemical explosions, property contamination, and plant explosions, as well as the various types of injuries that are common in these types of accidents. Follow the links to learn more about personal injuries, burn injuries, property damage, and wrongful death. Also, learn about the fertilizer industry generally and the West Fertilizer Company plant here.
Contact a workplace injury attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today. You will find our attorneys knowledgeable, compassionate, and ready to fight for the compensation you need and deserve to begin putting your life back together.