Franklin, TX (June 3, 2023) – A contractor died as a result of a power plant explosion on Wednesday morning in southeastern Texas.
According to reports, at around 8:00 a.m. on May 31, emergency crews were called to the scene of an explosion at the Oak Grove Power Plant.
Reports show that an explosion took place at the facility for unknown reasons.
A contractor at the facility suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this explosion.
Fatal Explosion Incidents in Texas
Fatal explosion incidents take the lives of countless people across the United States every year. The unfortunate truth is that the majority of these accidents are preventable. Whenever an explosion occurs at an industrial facility, it initiates both state and federal investigations. During the investigation process, authorities will work to determine the cause. During the investigation, agencies will perform the following tasks:
- Scene Assessment: Investigators visit the explosion site to assess the physical evidence, debris patterns, structural damage, and any potential hazards.
- Evidence Collection: Relevant evidence such as debris, remnants of explosive materials, and environmental samples are collected for analysis. Photographs, videos, and documentation of the scene are also obtained.
- Witness Interviews: Investigators interview witnesses who were present before, during, or after the explosion. Their accounts help piece together the sequence of events and identify potential causes or responsible parties.
- Documentation Review: Any available documents, including maintenance records, safety protocols, inspection reports, and prior incidents, are examined to identify potential negligence or regulatory violations.
Additionally, they will conduct an expert analysis in order to determine what factors contributed to the explosion. If the explosion was a result of negligence or some failure on behalf of the company or the manufacturer, families may have legal options available.
To maximize the chances of a successful claim, it is essential to gather the strongest evidence and information possible to build your case. Obtain eyewitness statements, and take pictures or videos of the explosion scene. Additionally, gather any relevant materials pertaining to training and safety protocols.
The unfortunate truth is that insurance companies will do everything in their power to minimize the amount of compensation you are able to recover. This makes it critically important that you seek the assistance of an industrial explosion lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your family is able to get justice and hold the negligent party accountable.
At Burg Simpson, our industrial explosion lawyers possess the necessary resources to thoroughly investigate large-scale explosions and gather pertinent evidence. This enables us to identify and construct a compelling case against all those who share fault for the incident. We consider all damages suffered by our clients and work with professionals who can accurately assess the costs of future damages and financial needs in cases of permanent injury. To arrange your free initial consultation, please contact our law firm today at (888) 895-2080.