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ACCIDENT INJURY REPORT: Three Dead in Burleson County Oil Explosion

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(BURLESON COUNTY, Texas,  Feb 3, 2020)  Three oil field contractors have died and another is still in the hospital after an oil well blowout and the resulting fire in Burleson County, Texas.

The accident happened at a well site near Deanville, on County Road 127 and FM 60,  southwest of Bryan on January 29th.  The Chesapeake Energy owned well was undergoing major maintenance operations by contractors employed by CC Forbes and Eagle Pressure Control when the explosion occurred.

One of  contractors killed, Windell Beddingfield, died at the scene and another passed away at an area hospital Thursday evening.  A third death was reported on Monday Feburary 2nd.  The one surviving worker is still undergoing treatment for his injuries.  Cause of the explosion is still under investigation.  None of the victims have been officially identified.  

Broken bones, injured backs and concussions happen frequently.  The petro-drilling industry is a high risk for workplace injuries ranging from instant amputations, crushed bodies, and severe injuries from rig and pipeline blowouts or explosions.  Many oilfield accidents can be caused by worn or defective rigging and machinery in-use far past its prime, sometimes decades-old.  Pipelines in many areas (some of them highly-populated) explode from negligence or material fatigue.

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It’s necessary to determine who, from potentially responsible parties (beyond your employer), might have contributed to your accident-related injuries, pain, and suffering; whether they are aware of their contribution or not.  Additionally, the Texas drilling operation you work for possibly had workers’ compensation insurance, which covers some reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering.  Your ability to obtain compensation depends on the ability of an oilfield injury lawyer to get to the bottom of the accident, its causes, and find out who is liable.

 If something like this has happened to you or a loved one in your family, and if these are questions you have thought of, a San Antonio drilling accident attorney with our Law Office can help you receive the financial compensation you deserve.  Here’s one reason why you should call us quickly.  Your serious injury or a family member’s untimely death means the odds have finally caught up with the non-subscribing employer.  You may be entitled to compensation for damages, medical treatments, and lost wages due to the incident.  

 Lawyers at Carabin Shaw help clients get the care and attention they deserve after a serious accident.  Our experienced attorneys represent people and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries and tragic wrongful deaths.  If you or a loved one has been injured or worse, contact us today at (800) 862-1260.

Our Oilfield Accident/Explosion Attorneys have successfully handled past cases for well explosions and other oilfield related incidents.  Carabin Shaw is experienced in defending the rights of the victims in Oilfield Injury Cases.


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