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Gas line explodes, injuring two energy company employees

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2020 | Catastrophic Injury

When energy workers in Texas are going about their duties, there is always a certain level of risk. Gas lines can be hit and there can be an explosion. People might suffer burns and other catastrophic injuries that can lead to extensive problems and even death. Since burns can be severe and treatment for them costly, it is imperative that those who have been hurt in these types of accidents understand their rights in seeking compensation for all they have lost.

Morning explosion sends two workers to the hospital

Energy company employees were working on a gas line and making repairs near a high school when the gas line exploded. The incident occurred in the morning at about 9:30 a.m. Fire crews were called to the area. According to a local social media account, there were concerns about the school building catching fire and water was poured to keep it cool. There were no evacuations of the area residents. The workers were taken to the hospital for their injuries. They were said to be in stable condition.

Explosions can cause serious injuries and death

People who are injured in an explosion can be burned severely making it necessary to have extensive medical treatment. Even with attentive care, they may never return to normal. Work can be difficult, if not impossible. They will likely have exorbitant medical bills and face an uncertain future. While there may be avenues to recover damages for the injuries through insurance, that may not cover all the care that is needed. A legal filing might be the only strategy to maximize compensation.

Legal assistance can be imperative after suffering personal injury

While these two workers were hospitalized and their condition was unknown, it is imperative that they and their families know what steps after this on-the-job explosion. Since Texas is a hotbed for energy jobs in oil and gas and these occupations are vulnerable to this kind of accident, anyone who is injured should be cognizant of their rights and consult with an experienced legal professional who understand burns and catastrophic injuries.