Texas City, TX (7/20/2020) – Texas City officials are investigating an industrial accident involving a rail car and asking residents to avoid the area.
The accident happened in the 2800 block of FM 519 East. The rail car that was involved in the accident contained a chemical called Styrene.
There is no word on injuries.
Emergency personnel responded. Several roads in the area are shut down. These are the roads that are closed:
- FM 1765 at 146, no southbound traffic
- FM 519 at Hwy 3, no eastbound traffic
- South Loop 4th Ave S at 6th St is closed
- Traffic at TC Y diverted to Hwy 3
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Investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
While the cause of the man’s accident is unknown, it was reported that this accident was labeled as an industrial accident. These types of accidents usually occur while workers are on duty. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2004 there were over 4.2 million job-related injuries and illnesses and over 5,700 on the job fatalities. The most common causes of work-related fatalities include highway incidents, falls, falling or moving objects. When this happens, employees that are fatally wounded are entitled to worker’s compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, you should consult one of our experienced and aggressive workplace accident attorneys. In an effort to help you or your loved ones, the attorneys of Sutliff & Stout, PLLC are happy to speak with you free of charge to discuss your concerns and situation.