ExxonMobil Chemical Fire in Baytown, TX

ExxonMobil Chemical Fire in Baytown, TX

On July 31, 2019, a fire broke out at the ExxonMobil plan in Baytown, Texas, which forced residents and businesses to shelter in place in the areas surrounding the fire.

The cause of the ExxonMobil plant fire remains under investigation. However, it has been reported that the fire originated from a unit that contains chemicals that could be harmful if inhaled, and Exxon requested that a shelter-in-place order be issued west and south of the plant.

Chemical fires can cause a number of long-term health problems, including cancer, brain and central nervous system damage, and liver and kidney problems.

Common Symptoms may include:

  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Burning, irritation and redness to skin, eyes, nose and throat

At-Risk Populations:

  • Children
  • Seniors/Elderly
  • Pregnant Women
  • Individuals with certain chronic health conditions or the immunosuppressed (e.g., patients with long-term steroid use, dialysis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and some cancer patients)
  • Individuals with respiratory diseases (e.g., asthma, COPD, emphysema, etc.)

If you suspect you or your family has been exposed

Contact an attorney at McLaurin Law to know your rights!