Flash Fire Explosion at Georgia-Pacific Plant in Corrigan, TX

April 28, 2014 Environmental Injury

A flash fire explosion occurred this past Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Georgia-Pacific Plant in Corrigan, Texas, which is about 100 miles north of Houston, Texas.  At least seven workers suffered severe trauma and burns from the explosion that occurred in the “bag house,” where sawdust collects, at the plywood mill in Polk County.  Local authorities at the scene have indicated sawdust particles caught fire after a malfunction arose with the sawdust collection system.  A helicopter transported four of the injured workers to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where they are in critical condition with severe burns.  An ambulance transported three other workers to a Lufkin area medical facility.

Production at the plant has stopped while the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) completes their investigation into the explosion.

Attorney Terry Bryant

Attorney Terry BryantTerry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]

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