Marathon Oil Refinery Evacuation & Fire

On Saturday, April 27th at approximately 6 p.m., an explosion occurred at the Marathon Oil Refinery located at 1300 S. Fort Street in the City of Detroit.  The explosion and the subsequent fire caused a thick, black smoke to blanket the surrounding residential area.

As a result, authorities in Melvindale ordered a mandatory evacuation of about 3,000 residents within a 9-block area.  According to our clients, residents were not allowed to return home for more than two hours while firefighters worked to control the fire.Marathon Oil Refinery Evacuation Lawsuit

We have filed a Class Action Lawsuit against Marathon Oil in Wayne County Circuit Court alleging that its failure to properly operate or maintain its facility caused the explosion and fire.

Liddle & Dubin P.C. has successfully represented tens of thousands of Michigan residents in cases involving environmental damage, including those with evacuations.  We have joined with another law firm, Liz Thomson of Hertz Schram, P.C., who also has significant experience representing individuals in cases involving environmental contamination.

It is important that you speak with an attorney who can talk with you about the many ways that you may have been impacted by the explosion and evacuation.

If you were impacted by the Marathon Oil Refinery explosion and fire and/or forced to evacuate your home on April 27,  2013 and are interested in learning more about your rights, please give us a call at 313-392-0015 or 800-536-0045.  You can also contact us by completing the following form.

Oil Refinery Explosion  and Evacuation Data Sheet

Please note that this is a request for information regarding the oil refinery fire and evacuation event only and does not mean that you are hiring our law firm, or will be receiving legal representation. Your response will not establish an attorney-client relationship.



Thank you for completing the oil refinery evacuation data sheet online.

We will contact you once we have had an opportunity to review your information. Please note that this is a request for information regarding the evacuation of your home following the refinery explosion only and does not mean that you are hiring our law firm, or will be receiving legal representation. Your response will not establish an attorney-client relationship.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.