Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2008
Houston personal injury law firm Williams Kherkher announces the launch of an online information and resource center to assist victims of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant explosion and chemical leak.
On the morning of Wednesday, June 11, 2008, an explosion in a heat exchange at a Goodyear synthetic rubber manufacturing plant in Houston, TX caused ammonia gas to leak into the surrounding area, resulting in the death of one employee and the hospitalization of six others.
Although fire officials said the chemical leak was contained as soon as an hour after the blast and posed no danger to nearby residents, rescue crews were unable to fully search the area for several hours. The body of a female employee was discovered near the initial explosion site at around 2 PM Wednesday afternoon. Her identity was not released.
Ammonia is used in many industrial processes as a refrigerant. It is, however, a toxic, corrosive gas which can cause lung irritation, lung damage, and death if inhaled in large quantities. Of the six injured employees, two remain hospitalized for further treatment and observation.
More information and further updates are available at the Goodyear plant explosion information center located at: http://www.williamskherkher.com.
About Williams Kherkher
Williams Kherkher is a Houston-based personal injury law firm with a 25-year history of representing injured victims. Our experienced legal team has successfully represented thousands of clients over the years, recovering billions of dollars in judgments. To learn more about Williams Kherkher, visit http://www.williamskherkher.com.
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