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One killed in explosion at PeroxyChem plant in Pasadena

One worker was killed and two were injured when a chemical tank exploded at the PeroxyChem plant in Pasadena on Saturday January 16th. PeroxyChem officials say that the dead worker is a contractor and the two injured workers are employees. Although the specifics of the incident are still under investigation, routine maintenance was taking place when the blast occurred.

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Georgia Pacific plant explosion in Corrigan, Texas – at least 9 injured

At least nine people were taken to hospital Saturday evening, some of them by life flight helicopter, after an explosion at the Georgia Pacific plant in Corrigan, Texas. The explosion happened around 6:15 p.m. and was followed by a fire that took fire crews about an hour to bring under control. Corrigan Police Chief Darrell Gibson said several of the victims were severely burned; five were transported by helicopter. Georgia Pacific is based in Atlanta, GA and manufactures paper products including household names such as Dixie cups and Brawny paper towels.

Channel 11’s report says the plant manufactures plywood, and that firefighters said the apparent cause of the incident was a problem with the plants sawdust collection system. The East Texas town of Corrigan is in Polk County, Texas and has a population around 1,600.

Media coverage of the Georgia Pacific plant explosion: Channel 2 Houston

Houston family hires Smith and Hassler for major rear end car accident

Smith & Hassler were recently retained by a Houston area father to represent the man and his two young children, ages 5 and 2.  The family were involved in a severe rear-end car accident on a Houston freeway when they were struck from behind by a full-size pickup truck.  The family’s Chevrolet Impala was pushed forward into the vehicle in front of them and is a total loss. If you have been involved in a car accident and need an effective and efficient Houston personal injury firm to help you, you can contact Smith & Hassler any time day or night, or submit your case online for a no charge consultation.

Smith and Hassler represents a father and his two young children involved in a severe rear end collision