Explosion Accidents in Texas

Written by Greg on December 27, 2012

It seems that Texas and its environs are becoming increasingly known for deadly oil and gas explosions. As we have discussed in previous articles there have been a number of horrific blasts that have claimed too many lives in the last decade. The most recent occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on November 16th that claimed two lives and left another eleven people injured –some with second and degree burns. The body of one man has been recovered so far.

At the time of the blast there were 24 people at the facility in question and workers were attending to routine pipe maintenance.

There is currently an investigation underway as to the cause of the explosion that resulted in injury and loss of life. It is characteristic for these types of fact-findings to take weeks if not months but there is sure to be wrongful death suits brought to bear at some point.

The accient was caused by an explosion and  there were two lives lost needlessly and after an investigation it most certainly will be due to negligence somewhere ‘along the line’.  Safety rules are developed to prevent explosions and generally if all rules are followed up and down the line no explosion would occur.

When families lose loved ones through the tragic consequences of wrongful death accidents – it is their right to seek recompense through the court system. Often it is the only recourse and sometimes necessary just to get a full accounting of what happened and why it happened?

Many people do not believe in lawsuits and for that reason refuse to be a part of one, however, a wrongful death lawsuit may not only help a families economic future, but the case may well prevent other needless deaths in the future.

Greg Baumgartner is a Texas injury lawyer and the founder of the Baumgartner Law Firm.

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