Gas Plant Explosion Ends in Injuries
A recent article on San Angelo Live reported about an explosion that injured two men working at a gas plant in Pecos County. Around 10 in the morning on November 23rd, a 24-inch gas pipe exploded at the Waha Gas Plant in Coyanosa. One of the two injured men was flown to a hospital in Lubbock while the other was taken via a personal vehicle. No other information was given as to what caused the explosion, however, the resulting fire was contained and allowed to burn itself out.
Inherent Dangers in the Workplace
Most people that work in the oil and gas industry have an understanding about how dangerous the job can be. While this particular industry has come a long way in the past few decades regarding safety, accidents still happen. Oil and Gas are such a necessary commodity that sometimes safety can become an afterthought as the demand is met by workers in the industry. Now, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide a safe workplace and to keep guidelines and codes of conduct in place in an attempt to eliminate injuries on the job. A number of factors, however, can lead to situations where people can get hurt. Factors like relaxed rules, improper safety training, and inadequate personal protective equipment may contribute to a serious accident. While the reason that the gas line in this story exploded stays a mystery at this time, two people were harmed and may not be able to work for quite some time as they recover. Not only are the people who were injured affected, but if they were the sole breadwinners for their family, the entire unit will experience troubling times ahead.
An injury can cost you time and money. Time and wages lost during the recovery process and money spent on medical bills you wouldn't otherwise have received can become overwhelming quickly. An unexpected injury can deplete savings in a very short period of time. Galbreath Law Firm is experienced in oilfield injury cases and we can do our best to help you during these frustrating times. Our goal is to help you to focus on recovery while we take care of the legal aspects of your potential case. We offer a free initial consultation to give you a chance to speak to us about your troubles. This risk-free opportunity will allow us to get a better idea of your circumstances and allow us to see the best way to possibly move forward. Contact us if you have been harmed in an accident while working in the oil and gas industry.