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American Elastomer Products

American Elastomer Products Side Effects May Lead To Personal Injury Lawsuits

American Elastomer Products | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Injury, Deaths | Houston Texas Warehouse Explosion, High-Pressure Vessel Failure

On March 8, 2007, a Houston, Texas warehouse was evacuated after a deadly explosion. The explosion took place at the manufacturing area of American Elastomer Products, which produces rubber products. Officials said approximately 40 people were evacuated from the complex, and one fatality occurred. The blast is believed to be the result of a high-pressure vessel failure.

Residents said the blast was felt up to as far as a mile away. Other buildings in the industrial park sustained damage, officials said. Witnesses say the explosion destroyed walls and windows and ignited a fire at the warehouse, which is about two miles southeast of downtown. Houston firefighters at first feared a secondary explosion would occur, but that didn't happen. HazMat has determined there's nothing toxic at the scene.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the explosion. American Elastomer Products is part of Houston-based American Packing and Gasket Co., a fabricator and distributor of hydraulic seals, industrial hose couplings and other rubber products.

Legal Rights for Warehouse Explosion Victims

If you or a loved one suffered serious health ailments as a result of the American Elastomer Products warehouse explosion in Houston, Texas, please fill out the form at the right. Additionally, Call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) for a free case evaluation.



 

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1 killed, dozens escape explosion at warehouse

Mar 9, 2007 | Houston Chronicle
An explosion at a southeast Houston warehouse Thursday killed a man whose last day on the job would have been today. The man died in the explosion at American Elastomer Products Co., a rubber manufacturing company in the 5300 block of Polk, about 11:40 a.m. Four dozen others who work there escaped without injury. Today, local authorities and officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will continue their investigation into the accident, which blew out walls and roof...

One person killed in Houston warehouse explosion

Mar 8, 2007 | AP
One person was killed during an explosion Thursday at a southeast Houston warehouse for a rubber manufacturing company, authorities said. The explosion occurred at 11:25 a.m. inside the warehouse of American Elastomer Products. The blast blew out the building's windows as well as some of its walls. While the warehouse suffered heavy damage, the structural integrity of the building remained sound, said Houston Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Omero Longoria. One man, whose name was not...

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