No matter the severity of an accident, consequences will follow. Sometimes, those consequences are minor, and other times they are not. For example, no one was injured when a Carnival cruise ship suffered an engine fire this past weekend. However, many times, people are not that lucky. They may suffer either life-altering injuries, or even lose their life as a result of such an accident. This was the case during a chemical plant explosion that occurred in La Porte over the weekend. According to reports, one employee was killed and another suffered life threatening injuries from the explosion that took place in an Air Liquide plant early Saturday morning. Right now, very little is known about the cause of the industrial plant explosion. All that is known is the blast started in a metal building on the property which led to a fire that engulfed the area in smoke. At this time, investigators are still working to determine the cause of the blast. That could take days, weeks, or even months. Regardless of the findings of the investigation, two families will still be grieving. Knowing what injured or killed their loved one will bring them some solace, but not much. They will still be angry, sad, and in a state of shock. They likely will still be questioning why this horrible tragedy had to happen. That is why is it best that these families contact an attorney specializing in industrial explosion accidents. The attorney will have experience dealing with families that have gone through similar experiences, and can advise them on the best way to proceed moving forward. If they decide to pursue a claim against Air Liquide, the lawyer will be able to guide them through every step of the process to ensure they are appropriately compensated for their suffering.