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Several roads closed following Texas City industrial accident

Posted on Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at 9:53 pm    

TEXAS CITY, TX – An industrial accident involving a rail car with a cargo of styrene has led to the closure of several roads in Texas City, according to a report by KHOU.

Few details have been released yet, except that the accident occurred in the 2800 block of Farm-to-Market Road 519 East.

Styrene is a chemical used in the manufacturing of latex, resins, and synthetic rubber. At high levels of exposure, it can cause eye and respiratory irritation, with long-term exposure linked to problems dealing with the nervous system.

Roads impacted include Farm-to-Market Road 1765, Farm-to-Market Road 519, TC Y, and Southloop 4th Avenue South.

It is unclear at this time if anyone was injured in the accident.

This is part of a series of articles presented by attorneytom.com to help keep our Houston neighbors informed about car accidents and traffic incidents across our city. It is not presented as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a similar incident, we may be able to help you secure financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Contact us today to speak with one of our Texas industrial accident attorneys.

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