Valero McKee Rifinery Explosion
Valero McKee Refinery Explosion Side Effects May Lead To Personal Injury Lawsuits
Valero McKee Refinery Explosion | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Injury, Illness, Chest Pains, Anxiety | Explosion, Fire, Burns
Representing Victims of Refinery Explosion in Texas
On February 16, 2006 an explosion rocked the Valero McKee Refinery in Sunray, Texas injuring 19 people to date and sparking a blaze that sent a massive black cloud billowing into the sky. One contract employee and two Valero workers with burns were transferred to University Medical Center in Lubbock, home of the regional burn unit. The three men were in critical condition and sixteen others were taken to a hospital. Only four remained hospitalized and were being treated for chest pains, anxiety and stress, Valero said. Of the 10 people treated at Moore County Hospital in Dumas, most suffered from smoke inhalation, said Theron Park, the hospital district's chief executive.
The refinery was shut down after the blast, as were pipelines in and out of the facility, the company said. Smoke from the fire could be seen in Amarillo, Texas, which is 60 miles away. Valero said the fire was believed to have started at the refinery's propane deasphalting unit, where fuel is processed at high temperatures. More than 400 workers were evacuated from the Valero McKee Refinery after the explosion, authorities said. No fatalities were reported, and the plant said all employees had been accounted for.
Valero, the largest refiner in North America, operates 17 refineries, 16 in North America and one in Aruba. The McKee refinery, located in Sunray, is one of six in Texas and has a capacity of 170,000 barrels per day.
Legal Rights for Victims Affected By Valero McKee Refinery Explosion
If you or a loved one suffered serious illnesses and/ or injuries as a result of this refinery explosion in Texas you may be entitled to compensation, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified pollutants attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).