Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West Texas Causes Fatalities and Over 160 InjuriesApril 18, 2013
According to initial reports, first responders are looking for survivors and missing people amid the rubble and remnants of a fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas which is near Waco, Texas. Authorities say the explosion caused anywhere from 5-15 fatalities and sent more than 160 people to local hospitals. Reportedly, the blast occurred at the West Fertilizer Plant just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. According to witnesses, the blast sent up a mushroom-shaped plume of smoke and left behind a yawning crater. Authorities believe the explosion can be attributed to an industrial accident.
Reportedly, the fertilizer plant makes products similar to those that were used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. If you or a loved one have suffered damages to your property or personal injuries relating to the West Texas explosion, contact our attorneys who are experienced in handling industrial explosion cases at 1-877-892-2797.
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