Contaminants from this week’s massive fire and explosion at the Sherwin-Williams paint plant in Garland, Texas, have now been found in surrounding waterways.
According to WFAA-TV, fire retardant and other chemicals have been detected in creeks that flow to neighboring cities:
The explosion occurred at 1:15 AM on August 7, releasing an enormous fireball. According to CBS Texas, one worker was injured and taken to an area hospital as a precaution, and later released. The cause of the blast remains unknown.
The Garland Fire Department issued a statement claiming that no evacuation of the area was necessary, but news reports indicate the City of Garland has requested further testing by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Department of Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
If you believe you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a fire, explosion, or environmental contamination, contact the fire and explosion lawyers or environmental contamination lawyers at the Roach Law Firm today. They have participated in the following landmark cases:
- $119 Million Mining Contamination Class Action
Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach recovered $119 million for roughly 7,000 Oklahomans in an environmental class action accusing defendants Phelps Dodge Corporation and its parent company, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc., of failing to properly address lead, arsenic, and cadmium contamination in the town of Blackwell, Oklahoma.
- $47 Million Red River Army Depot Toxic Tort Litigation
Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach recovered $47 million for workers and families at the Red River Army Depot in Northeast Texas. The plaintiffs suffered from diseases caused by exposure to rubber products in the workplace.
- $730 Million Truck Accident Verdict
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $730 million in a case arising from a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas that year. The case was filed by the family of East Texas resident Toni Combest, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who was killed in a collision with an oversize-cargo truck hauling a propeller for a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.
The Roach Law Firm will help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurers, and win the compensation you deserve.