Recently, there have been a lot of machinery accidents in Pasadena Texas. In some cases, the accidents were caused by negligent operators. In other cases, the machines just broke down. Regardless of the cause, these accidents can lead to a lot of damage and injuries. It’s important to know how to protect yourself and your property from machinery accidents. If you are ever in a situation where you have been injured as a result of a machinery accident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Manufacturing Companies

There are many manufacturing companies located in Pasadena Texas. Some of these companies include

Bayport Polymers LLC
Chca Bayshore, L.P.
Kaneka North America LLC
American Acryl Na, LLC
American Acryl L.P.
Viceroy, Inc.
Dixie Chemical Company, Inc.
Albemarle Catalysts Company, LP
Control Solutions, Inc.
Ventech, Inc.
Nippon Chemical Texas Inc.
Athlon Solutions LLC
Trecora Chemical, Inc.
Techemet, LP

Recent Major Pasadena TX Machine Related Accidents

Date: March 22, 2023
Summary: A massive fire broke out at the INEOS plant located along Highway 225 in Pasadena. The incident was identified as a “bleve explosion” involving over-the-road tanker trucks used for transporting liquid petroleum gas. During the transfer of the chemical from a tanker to a storage tank, something went wrong, leading to the explosion. One person was hospitalized and was reported to be in stable condition. The fire was eventually extinguished. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting an investigation to determine the source of the fire.

Date: February 13, 2023
Summary: A collision occurred between an 18-wheeler truck and a Union Pacific train near Splendora and Cleveland, northeast of Houston. The crash resulted in the death of the truck driver and the derailment of more than 20 train cars. Union Pacific’s hazmat crews were on site to monitor air quality due to the presence of hazardous materials on the train. Approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel were released from the truck involved in the collision. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation, including whether the horn was blown at the intersection where the collision occurred.

Date: September 30, 2022
Summary: A chemical exposure incident took place at the W.A. Parish Generating Station near Richmond, resulting in six workers being hospitalized and another 100 workers evaluated. The initial reports of ammonia exposure were later corrected, revealing that an overly applied biodegradable cleaner and degreaser caused the exposure. The workers experienced symptoms such as dizziness and difficulty breathing but were released from the hospital the following day. The power plant’s owner, NRG Energy, confirmed that no hazardous materials were released, ensuring there was no danger to the area residents or the public. The specific cause of the incident is currently under investigation, and work in the affected unit of the plant remains suspended until the cause is determined and worker safety is ensured.

Date: February 21, 2020
Summary: A fatal accident occurred at the Bayport Container Terminal in Pasadena while a worker was operating a truck known as a “mule.” The truck is used for loading containers onto ships. Tragically, the entire truck was lifted off the ground by a crane when the container failed to detach, resulting in the worker’s death. The Port of Houston Authority Police launched an investigation to determine the cause of the incident. The identity of the worker has not been released, and multiple agencies were expected to be involved in the investigation.

Date: May 19, 2018
Summary: An explosion occurred at the Kuraray America EVAL facility in Pasadena, injuring 21 workers. The incident took place when a pressure safety valve released ethylene, causing a flash fire during a production process. Among the injured workers, 19 suffered burns and were transported by ambulance to local hospitals, while two others were flown to hospitals for treatment. Fortunately, none of the injuries were life-threatening, and no release of chemicals occurred into the community or atmosphere. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Chemical Safety Board reported no past violations at the site. The cause of the incident was being investigated, and the extent of the damage would require a few days to assess before resuming operations.