Families in South Central Texas near the city of Refugio were woken up in the middle of the night from an explosion in a natural gas pipeline. The boom could be heard up to 20 miles away and seen up top 60 miles away! Fortunately no one was injured. However, this is a wakeup call for individuals who work in the oil and gas industry that danger is always around the corner.
Photos courtesy of KHOU.com
Although overall, the industry has strict regulations and does a good job providing and implementing safety training and procedures, there is always the possibility of an accident. Remember the Deepwater Horizon?
If you or a loved one works in oil and gas filed, pipelines, off shore platforms or refineries, there is always the possibility that their life and yours could change in the blink of an eye. A work related injury in the oil and gas environment could cause severe damage or even death.
Regardless of how the accident happened, the victim´s live will be scarred forever. Who´s fault was it? Poor maintenance, defective parts, human error? Only an in depth investigation can determine what really happened and who is responsible for the damages to the victim and their families.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving any type of explosion, fire, or construction type accident at work or a place of business, you have rights. And those rights need to be protected and defended. It is important that the victims of explosions, fires and construction accidents have the best available resources to them to make sure that they are represented by an experienced personal injury attorney that can represent them to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for their accident injuries and / or loss of life. At The Leon Law Firm, our job is to get to the bottom of the facts of oil and gas accidents and explosions, and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their wrongdoings.