Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

The tragic events of the West Fertilizer Company plant explosion that occurred on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas have many people wondering “What recourse would be available to the victims if something like this happened in North Carolina?” For workers employed by the company, their only recourse is to file a workers’ compensation claim and are limited by those laws.  

For those who were independent contractors working for the company or anyone in the area that were injured or killed, those victims could file a third party negligence claim against the company for injuries, property damage, etc.