LyondellBasell Hit with Negligence Claims Over Deadly Plant Leak

Aug. 3, 2021, 9:17 PM

An injured worker and the family of his colleague who was killed in a toxic chemical leak last week at the LyondellBasell Industries NV facility near Houston are suing three of the company’s subsidiaries for gross negligence and, in the case of the dead man, wrongful death.

LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals, and refining companies in the world. Those suing are seeking at least $1 million in damages.

On the date of the incident, July 27, LyondellBasell called in a company that specializes in sealing and repairing industrial leaks and which recommended the leak be sealed and ...

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