We received word this morning that a fire broke out in a processing unit at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont facility, injuring twelve workers.  Early reports from the Beaumont Enterprise suggest the unit was down for maintenance when the fire occurred.  Three workers at the plant were hospitalized with critical burns.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and their families.

It may be months before we know the cause of the fire, but it is critical that the injured seek qualified representation as soon as possible.  Evidence may need to be preserved before it is removed from the scene or destroyed.  Further, ExxonMobil will take immediate action to begin its investigation, which may include taking the statements of injured plant workers and witnesses while they are still hospitalized or recovering.  A skilled burn injury lawyer can take action immediately to preserve crucial evidence and protect injured workers from invasive investigations that could prove harmful later. I am very proud of my record handling significant burn cases for my clients.