On Monday night, a tragic incident occurred at an oil rig site in San Augustine, Texas. A hydraulic line ruptured, causing two fatalities and injuring three others. The incident occurred while crews were trying to start up an old well.
Initial reports suggested that there may have been an explosion at the site, but authorities have since confirmed that there was no fire or explosion. The cause of the rupture is currently under investigation by the Texas Railroad Commission and OSHA.
OSHA Oil Rig Safety:
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the highest risks for oil rig workers include falls, equipment-related accidents, and exposure to hazardous substances. Other common hazards on oil rigs include fires and explosions, electrical hazards, and the risk of being struck by heavy machinery or falling objects. OSHA recommends that oil rig workers receive proper training and safety equipment to reduce the risk of injury on the job.
The names of the deceased and injured have not yet been released.
These types of accidents are a reminder of the dangerous nature of the oil and gas industry and the importance of safety measures to protect workers. Our thoughts go out to the families of the deceased and injured, and we hope for a speedy recovery for the injured individuals.
After events like this an experienced trial lawyer with Kherkher Garcia can help advocate for your rights. We can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the accident. We can help you by conducting a thorough investigation of the accident, gathering evidence, and interviewing witnesses. We can also negotiate with the other party’s insurance company to try to reach a settlement, or take the case to trial if necessary. We have won record setting verdicts for clients in Wrongful Death and Oil Rig Personal Injury Cases.
A trial lawyer can also provide legal advice and guidance throughout the process, and can help you understand your rights and options under the law. If you have been injured on an oil rig, it is important to contact a trial lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights, preserve evidence, and seek the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a hydraulic line rupture accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Kherkher Garcia. Our injury lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Don’t wait; call us today for a free consultation.