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April 29, 2013

Waco Texas fertilizer plant explosion Cases Predicted News 12

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At least one U.S. congressman and many safety experts raised questions about whether incomplete disclosure to the Department of Homeland Security may have contributed to the explosion. In a statement, Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson said: “It seems this manufacturer was willfully off the grid. This facility was known to have chemicals well above the threshold amount to be regulated under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act (CFATS), yet we understand that DHS did not even know the plant existed until it blew up.”

Thompson went on to say: “I strongly believe that if the proper safeguards were in place, as are at thousands of (DHS) CFATS-regulated plants across the country, the loss of life and destruction could have been far less extensive.”
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West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion lawyers who will fight for your compensation

A shocking and devastating Waco Texas fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West resulted in at least 14 deaths and hundreds of injuries. While an investigation is underway, violations and incomplete disclosure by the West Fertilizer Co. are raising questions about whether the fertilizer plant operators may be liable for injuries, wrongful death and property damage.

The fertilizer plant exploded on April 17 in the small farming community about 20 miles north of Waco, creating a mushroom cloud and flames that filled the sky. Shortly before the blast, firefighters who were battling a blaze at the West Fertilizer Co. began evacuating people from the immediate area.

In addition to the fatalities and injuries, the explosion leveled a four-to-five block area around the plant. Between 50 and 75 homes, a middle school and a nursing home were destroyed. Some nursing home residents were trapped in the rubble.

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