Provost Umphrey Law Firm to Represent Victims of Sunoco Logistics Fire

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Beaumont, Texas -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P. has been retained to represent two victims of the Sunoco Logistics fire that occurred on Aug. 12, 2016 in Nederland, Texas. Both of the firm’s clients injured in the flash fire remain hospitalized with severe burns and related injuries.

Provost Umphrey attorneys Matthew Matheny and Edward Fisher have obtained a preservation agreement securing the scene of the accident and will be leading an investigation on behalf of their clients.

“It’s important to preserve the location and allow investigators and experts to better determine the causes of the accident and what might have prevented this tragedy,” says Mr. Matheny. “We’ll be talking to witnesses and examining any records of safety and maintenance procedures at the facility. This was a horrible accident, and we are prepared to find out why it occurred.”

According to initial reports a total of seven workers were injured while doing some welding at the Sunoco terminal, which handles crude oil, condensate, naptha, base and extract oils.

Both Matheny and Fisher are experienced industrial accident attorneys who are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Most recently, Matheny served on the litigation team that resolved the cases of several severely burned and deceased victims of the 2013 ExxonMobil refinery explosion. Edward Fisher successfully represented the families of all seven victims of the worst refinery explosion in Washington state history - the 2010 Tesoro refinery explosion in Anacortes, Washington. Earlier this year, Fisher obtained a jury verdict of $4.2 million following the death of a worker involved in an industrial accident. Fisher and Matheny have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2015 for their work in Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of plaintiffs.

About Provost Umphrey Law Firm

For 50 years, our firm’s mission has remained to seek justice for those most in need – those who have suffered harm or loss due to the wrongful conduct of others. Our attorneys fight for our clients nationwide with offices in Beaumont and Houston, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee. We continue to be one of the most successful trial law firms in the nation by remaining Hard-Working Lawyers for Hard-Working People. To learn more, visit

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