Texas Democrats’ Statement on Last Night’s Tragedy in La Porte

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on last night’s tragic incident in La Porte:

“I’m deeply saddened and disturbed to hear of the catastrophic chemical leak last night in La Porte, which took the lives of two people and injured 30 others. My heart goes out to families now grieving loved ones, and my thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy. I wish all those injured a fast and full recovery.

“This tragedy is a reminder of the risks workers face every day to serve our state and our communities. In recent months, industrial incidents like this have been unfortunately all too common. No one should have to go through losing a loved one because of workplace dangers — and Texas workers should have the highest standard of protections in the workplace. Texas Democrats will continue to fight every day for working families and push for safe working conditions for every Texan.”