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Two Injured, One Missing in Hood County Plant Explosions

Two people were injured and one person is still missing following two explosions at Tri-Chem Industries in Hood County, Texas.

Details of the Hood County Plant Explosions

According to WFAA, the initial explosion occurred at the Tri-Chem Industries plant at 2600 North Cresson Highway at around 10 am. Another explosion occurred at around 11:15 am, and by noon, the plant had collapsed.

The Hood County sheriff said one person was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital with severe burns and is currently listed in critical condition. Another person was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center, and a third person is listed as missing.

All three people are believed to be plant employees.

The cause of the explosions is unknown; however, according to Tri-Chem Industries’ website, the plant is a “chemical blending facility.” The plant manufactures phosphoric acid, citric acid, silicone antifoam and emulsions, phosphates, and asphalt additives.

Workplace Injury Statistics

The follow statistics regarding on the job accident injuries and fatalities in 2015 are provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • Approximately 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers.
  • An estimated 752,600 injuries and illnesses were reported in 2015 among state and local government workers
  • 4,836 workers died on the job
    • This is the highest fatality total since 5,214 workers died in 2008.
    • More than 13 workplace deaths occurred each day.
  • Industries with the highest fatal work injury rates (per 100,000 full time workers):
    • Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting — 22.8
    • Transportation and warehousing — 13.8
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction — 11.4
    • Construction — 10.1
    • Overall rate of fatal work injury for workers — 3.38

Contact An Experienced Workplace Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one were injured on the job, contact Thomas J. Henry. Workplace accident victims deserve quality, dynamic representation from attorneys with the experience and legal resources to properly develop their case. Oftentimes, workplace injuries are severe and debilitating and put individuals out of work for an extended period of time.

Our work accident lawyers will take immediate action on your case and make sure you are comfortable and informed throughout the entire legal process. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.


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