Falls City oil Field Explosion Injures at Least Six

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 24-Sep-2013

An oil pipeline explosion in Falls City, Texas sent at least six workers to the hospital with injuries. At least four workers were transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center via helicopter.

The extent of the injuries incurred and the identities of the victims have not yet been released and officials are still investigating the scene of the Fall City oil explosion.

Authorities believe the oilfield accident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m.

According to the Karnes County Sheriff, the oilfield workers were checking a pressure gauge when it exploded, releasing steam and hot water, which left those workers with second and third-degree burns. Two other oilfield workers were transported to the hospital via ground ambulance, authorities noted.

According the Karnes County Sheriff, Dwayne Villanueva, as reported by KSAT News, Karnes County has seen as influx in oilfield related injuries accompanying the region’s oil boom. Truck accidents in Karnes County, oil field injuries and workplace accidents have all seen a rise an increased traffic and work has arrived in the area.

If you’ve been injured in an oil explosion or workplace injury, call our oil field accident attorneys in San Antonio, Laredo and across the state of Texas at 800-359-5690, contact our workplace injury lawyers online or visit any of the ten office locations for our personal injury law firm in Texas for a free initial consultation today.

With investigators and medical professionals right on staff, our team of oil field accident lawyers have access to some of the best resources available, allowing us to immediately begin gathering evidence and information that can be beneficial to our clients’ cases. We care. We can help.


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