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Transporting and storing hazardous chemicals can be extremely dangerous. Companies and individuals that do so on a daily basis are held to a high standard of care to take every precaution necessary in order to prevent harm and toxic exposure. When an incident does occur, it can have a catastrophic result.
Take, for example, a recent explosion in Harris Country, Texas that left one utility worker dead. Twenty-seven-year-old Josua Wade Petrie was a plant operator at a natural gas processing plant. One day, one of the plant’s hot oil heaters unexpectedly stopped working. Petrie attempted to restart the heater, but it was nonresponsive. Petrie examined the heater’s four pilot lights and instructed another operator to allow gas to enter to reignite the pilot lights. They attempted this several times, but without success.
Petrie reportedly next attempted to light another burner with a different operator. But unknown to the operators, their attempts to reignite the heater caused an accumulation of gas around the burners. According to lawyersandsettlements.com, when Petrie attempted to ignite the second burner, the gas combusted, causing a large and forceful explosion. Petrie was killed instantly. Petrie’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit and was awarded $82.5 million in personal injury damages.
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