Chemical Plant Explosion in Shepherd, At Least One Injured

Shepherd, Texas (Nov. 8, 2023) – A series of explosions were reported on Wednesday morning from a chemical plant near FM 1127 in San Jacinto County. A thick plum of black smoke and a fire could be seen coming from the scene of the accident.

It’s believed the incident took place at or near the Sound Resource Solutions plant. At this time, one employee has been confirmed to have been injured in the explosion, possibly suffering a range of burns. 

A one-mile shelter-in-place order has been ordered in the nearby area. The shelter-in-place order was previously set at a five-mile radius. 

It is unknown at this time what caused the explosion to ignite. The full extent of the injuries in connection with this event is also yet to be entirely determined. 

Workplace Injury Lawyers

In 2021, there were an estimated 860 accidents/events involving explosions across the U.S. In many of these cases, those affected suffer from first-, second-, and third-degree burns. In the most extreme cases, lives have been lost. 

Whenever such events occur, they must be investigated thoroughly to determine how they happened. If someone’s negligence played a factor, those injured in the incident deserve to receive justice. In this situation, an investigation will be critical. If you find yourself in a situation such as this, contact the experienced injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout. Our legal team has worked with explosion victims in dozens of cases. These unique situations require an expert, and the attorneys at Sutliff & Stout have the trial experience to make a difference. Do not hesitate. Call us now at 713-987-7111 or visit us online for a free consultation

Source: CW39 & Fox 26

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