Texas Panhandle Gas Line Explosion Kills 2
Two workers removing clay from a pit in a remote part of the Texas Panhandle were killed when a natural gas line exploded. The Associated Press reported that the blast on June 8 involved a crew that was removing clay for a dirt-contracting company.
The explosion happened when a bulldozer struck a pipeline.
Three other workers were injured. One was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Oklahoma City. Two others suffered minor injuries.
The owner of the 14-inch pipeline, Denver-based DCP Midstream, allowed the fire to burn itself out about four hours after the incident. The pipeline fed one of the company’s processing plants.
The victims and their families would be well advised to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or violation of workplace safety. An experienced attorney would also look into a “third party claim.” These are claims that are filed against parties that are not the worker’s employer. It could be a contractor, a sub-contractor, or even the manufacturer of a defective product. If it is determined that one of those parties was responsible for the accident and any injuries, then they could be held liable.
Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential workers’ compensation claim. The injury can occur while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, attending a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities and you are still legally covered by workers compensation
A dedicated Philadelphia work injury lawyer at Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work and more.