Victims of the explosions and fires that ripped through the Formosa Plastics plastic resins and petrochemical manufacturing plant at
The law firms of Christian, Smith & Jewell, and D. Miller & Associates, PLLC of Houston, Texas, and Marek, Griffin & Knaupp, LLP of Victoria, Texas, represent the plaintiffs.
The petition alleges
"The lack of safety was a constant weight on the minds of
According to the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), 16 people were injured when a forklift snagged a pipe, setting off a blast which would burn for days at the Olefins II Unit of the Formosa Drive Plant, filling the air with toxic matter and creating a further hazard to the health of workers and people in the environs.
"OSHA has inspected Formosa Plastics numerous times for many of the same violations," said John Giefer, OSHA's area director in
These comments were made in an OSHA news release issued in April, 2006 titled "OSHA Fines Formosa Plastics Corp. $148,000 for Alleged Safety and Health Violations."
CSB had issued several formal recommendations: "Formosa Plastics Corp.