Eichholz Law Firm Weighs In on Waxahachie Chemical Fire

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After the breakout of a massive fire at the Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie, the Eichholz Law Firm considers the implications of such a catastrophe.

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The industrial fire at the Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie, Texas, could have been far more serious than it was. Despite the fact that the fire was deemed "no immediate threat to the public," the sheer size of the blaze, as well as the volatile nature of some of the chemicals stored within the plant, could have resulted in a deadly disaster. The Eichholz Law Firm recognizes the potential for devastation that this fire represents, and is seriously considering how it could have gone wrong for the residents of the community.

According to NBC, the fire started Monday morning, October 3, at 10:35 am. Scott Bendery, the president and owner of Meagnablend, was completely unaware of how the fire began and has initiated his own investigation into the catastrophe, in addition to complying with official investigations held by state officials.

Located in close proximity to State Highway 287 and Interstate 35E, it is a surprise that the blaze did not result in serious injuries or even death. As reported by NBC, one of the main concerns of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which promptly arrived, was the presence of dangerous chemicals in the air. After conducting air quality tests, the EPA determined that the fire was not causing a significant enough increase in airborne chemicals to become a hazard to the residents of the community.

"We have not seen any significant levels that would cause a public health concern," commented Nicolas Brescia, the EPA Coordinator. NBC asserts that all efforts of the firefighters from Waxahachie, and many other neighboring departments, were overcome by the magnitude of the blaze. After it was determined that the members of the community were out of harm's way, the fire was allowed to burn itself out under the watchful supervision of fire fighters, HAZMAT personnel, and other officials.

The legal professionals at the Eichholz Law Firm applaud the efforts of firefighters and other officials at the scene of the fire. The Eichholz Law Firm recognizes that the citizens of Waxahachie were lucky that this fire did not devastate the community, as it could have easily done had it gotten out of control.

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The Eichholz Law Firm has been serving its community since 1976 and has become a recognized and helpful resource in Savannah, Georgia. The Eichholz Law Firm primarily takes on personal injury cases, though it has also represented legal cases pertaining to auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents, negligence, abuse, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, Social Security, wrongful death, and product liability, among others.

Made up of an assortment of legal professionals, from attorneys to paralegals, the Eichholz Law Firm is comprised of practiced and enthusiastic legal personnel excited about helping their clients.

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