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Texas Oil Field Worker Killed In Tragic Tank Accident

14 January 2013No Comments

EmergencyA worker with an oil field services company in West Texas died on January 7, 2013, after he was struck by a tank being loaded on to a trailer. The death of the oil field worker is only one example of the dangers employees in the oil industry face each day they arrive at work. If you have been injured in an oil field accident in Texas, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal accident such as this, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. You may have grounds to file a claim against the person or party found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for yours or your loved one’s injuries. With our reputable attorneys at Bandas Law Firm on your side, you can seek the reimbursement you deserve and protect yourself and your family from further harm.

Devastating Oil Industry Accidents In Texas

According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, the victim of the oil field accident was 38-year-old Thomas Blain Stewart from Smithville, Texas, who had been living in nearby Buffalo Gap while working for the oil field services company, Abilene Pipe. Lt. John Cummins reported that Stewart was helping load the trailer at Abilene Pipe on the evening of his death, when the tank rolled from the trailer. The worker reportedly suffered a head injury when he was struck by the tank and died at the scene of the accident. Unfortunately, Stewart isn’t the only person to be seriously injured or killed in an oil field accident in Texas in the past year. In April 2012, a Texas oil field worker sustained fatal injuries when he slipped while doing service work on a drilling rig and fell 50 feet onto a steel floor. In November 2012, three oil industry workers were critically injured and three were killed in an explosion and fire aboard a Gulf oil platform owned by Houston-based Black Elk Energy.

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys For Help

The sad truth is that accidents involving oil field workers are not uncommon in Texas and throughout the United States. The oil industry is inherently dangerous, and oil field workers face difficult working conditions and come into contact with flammable and explosive liquids almost daily. The result is a high rate of oil field accidents, injuries and fatalities in Texas, many of which could have been avoided had the proper safety precautions been taken by the worker’s supervisor or employer. If you have suffered serious injuries in an oil field accident in Corpus Christi, or elsewhere in Texas, contact our knowledgeable lawyers at Bandas Law Firm as soon as possible. Our team of skilled attorneys has extensive experience protecting the rights of injured oil field workers, and will work diligently to help you seek fair and timely reimbursement for your workplace injuries.

Posted Under: Oil Rig Accident, Oilfield Accident