Posted On: March 19, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

On the Job Explosion Kills 1 and Injures 3 in Louisiana Pipeline Blast

One man died and three others have been seriously injured in a blast at a south Louisiana oil facility. According to this article, the explosion happened around noon on March 10 at a Marathon Petroleum Co. pipeline facility in Vacherie, LA. The company stores and feeds crude oil to the company’s refinery in Garyville.

According to police in Louisiana, a crude oil pipeline was shut down for repairs at the St. James Pipeline Station when a welding crew apparently ignited fumes. There was no fire after the blast, but a worker was killed and three others were hospitalized with burns.

The family of the worker who died, as well as the injured workers, will be entitled to workers compensation benefits from their employer. It may be in the family’s best interest, however, to also contact an experienced workers compensation attorney, who will carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing.

Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania. Some types of workers’ compensation injures include construction injuries, repetitive stress to a body part, and environmental hazards.

By law, it is required that every company in Pennsylvania carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance in the case an employee is injured on the job, becomes ill due to circumstances surrounding their job or even if death results from their job.

The dedicated and top Philadelphia work injury lawyers of Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay for medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work and more.