If you work at an oil refinery here in Texas, then you are probably aware that there are a large amount of chemicals being stored on the grounds. Having a dangerous collection of chemicals can result in a workplace accident where someone is exposed to the fumes or may be burned if the chemicals somehow come into contact with each other or are ignited by a spark. In such cases, a workplace injury could bring financial hardships on the worker and their family.
The recent explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant has made many people question the quantity of chemicals being stored at oil refineries and chemical plants as well as the way in which they are being stored. For example, an oil refinery in Corpus Christi is known to store hydrogen fluoride and butane among their chemicals and an explosion there is likely to be catastrophic to workers and to the residents who live in its vicinity.