Enterprise Products Refinery Explosion in Mont Belvieu, Texas

Enterprise Products’ facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas has reported a petrochemical plant fire, about 35 miles east of Houston.  Witnesses describe intense heat and seeing nearby trucks exploded as a result of that heat.  Callers in to local media outlets report having heard loud explosions.  The company reports that the fire took place at the West Storage Facility.

So far, Enterprise is not reporting any injuries.  However, the extreme heat and currently blazing fire are likely to prevent an accurate assessment of the situation.  Natural gas liquids produced when natural gas comes out of the ground are stored at the plant.

Enterprise Products operates 49,100 miles of natural gas, NGL crude oil, refined products and petrochemical pipelines around the world. Its company headquarters are located in downtown Houston.  This is not the first time our Texas refinery explosion lawyers have blogged or reported news about Enterprise.  Several plant workers were left dead in June of last year after a gas line owned by Enterprise ruptured.

Texas has more refineries than any other state, which inevitably means we also have more refinery accidents leading to injuries and wrongful deaths for thousands of refinery workers.  Workers working in or near a refinery when a fire or explosion occurs can often suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, orthopedic injuries such as knee, back and leg problems, head trauma, and other severe personal injuries.

The experienced team of personal injury lawyers at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers have been at the forefront of Texas refinery explosion litigation for over 45 years.  Firm Partner Matt Shaffer settled multiple, large BP explosion cases after the devastating BP refinery explosion in 2005.  The firm remains involved in many current pipeline explosion cases and refinery injury and explosion cases.  For immediate assistance, please email [email protected].