Four Hurt in Workplace Injury Fire Near Madisonville, Texas

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 3-Oct-2012

A workplace injury near Madisonville, Texas sent four people to the hospital with injuries after the oil storage tank they were painting caught fire on Tuesday, officials reported.

According to authorities, the fire was extinguished immediately, but three of the four workers injured, experienced burns as a result of the flames. Those three people were transported to a Galveston hospital via helicopter. The fourth man was treated locally, at a nearby hospital.

Fire personnel said one man, who was on the rig when it ignited, was injured when he jumped to escape the flames. Officials said he experienced fractured bones as a result of that jump.

The oil well the men were working on is located on property owned by the Ferguson Prison Unit. The rig was reportedly owned by Navidad Resources Management, which , according to KBTX, had leased rights to minerals on the property. The men who were injured were employed by Universal Oil Field Services, a company out of Madisonville, Texas.

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A workplace injury, especially one that involves flammable products or fire, can be devastating to employees injured and the families relying on their financial sustenance. But while many injuries require the care of employers and may even involved workman’s comp, some accidents at work may actually be tied to the negligence of others. Hiring practices and training procedures are imperative to keeping employees safe, especially when dangerous products, machinery and chemicals are involved.

If you have endured a workplace injury because of the negligence of someone else, call our Waco personal injury law firm, located in Central Texas and across the state at 254-633-2983, email or workplace injury lawyers in Waco, online or visit one of our 10 law firm locations from Waco to San Antonio and beyond for a free case evaluation. We care. We can help.


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